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7Artisans 50mm F0.95, as a well-built and compact, is made for APS-C mirrorless camera, and it consists of seven elements in five groups, along with two ultra-low dispersion elements. Also, this lens is available for Sony e, Nikon z, Fuji x, Micro four thirds and canon EOS M.
Firstly, let’s talk about its design. It is very compact and well-crafted lens and it is small yet a little heavy because of its 67.5mm length and 416 grams weight. Its filter diameter is 62mm.
If you mount the lens on APS-C cameras, it is a good balance. It has a ring aperture, which can allow users to adjust the aperture from f0.95 to f16. For some video shooters, this is a great lens because it is click-less and smooth and make no noise when do focusing. one of its bullet points is ring aperture, allowing users to transmit from infinity to minimum distance.
Let’s talk about image quality. I attached this lens on Sony A7, there is a little vignette and at the edge of the photo frame, it is black as this lens is not big enough to cover the full frame sensor. If you use Sony Alpha 7R IV(61mp), you can get 24mp. At f0.95, images are dreamy. In focus area, images are less sharpness and contrast. In out of focus, images are pretty smoothness and blur in the background. This lens is suitable for portrait photos and wedding event if you are lighting the condition. When stopping down to f/1.8 or f/2, you will get sharper images. At f/4 and f/8, you also get some much sharp photos as well.
At f/0.95, there is some chromatic aberration. For its edge, there are some purple and magenta and great tints happening here. But don’t worry. The CA only appears in some contrast backlight condition. At f/4 and f/8, the CA is not noticeable. If you want some flare in your images, f/0.95 will offer that effect.
Overall, I think it performs well a little bit challenging wide open at times and the images need some extra processing to get the most out of them but certainly solid all-round performer. If you want to shoot some videos, it is a great lens for delivering that elusive cinematic look but you must bear in mind that this shallow depth of field will put your manual focusing skills to the test.
Official Price: $209
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