Review of TTArtisan 50mm f/1.2 on Fujifilm X Mounts

TTArtisan 50mm f/1.2 is a nice solid all-metal lens, with 336 grams, 50mm lens giving a 75mm full frame equivalent. Finally we get a budget lenswith a clicked aperture ring!!!

  • Click Aperture Design (Listen to photography!):

TTArtisan 50mm f/1.2 has distinct clicks which is super duper nice a nice change over the typical d-clicked aperture. The 10 bladed aperture with rounded aperture blades looks very very nice as you rotate the aperture wheel from one side to the other.

  • Manual Focus Lens:

F1.2 to F16 manual focus ring, from 50 centimeters minimum focusing round to infinity. You can use it in any way you feel fit there's 7 elements in 5 groups. It's not about pixel peeping and it's not a miracle budget lens but it is really cool for portraits, in fact anything where you want to use this focal length is fine.

  • Build Quality:

It feels nicely built along with your typical plastic rear lens cap, you get a front lens cap that is made out of metal. And interestingly this one screws onto the front of the lens at the back of the lens you get an all metal mount as some people would expect. No electronic connections because this is a manual only focused lens. The rotation on this is almost 180 degrees. It is just very premium feeling.

Focal length: f=50mm
35mm format equivalent: (75mm(Sony)75(Fuji)100(M4/3) )
Angle of view: 32°
Max. aperture: F1.2
Min. aperture: F16
Number of of blades : 10(rounded diaphragm opening)
Focus range: Approx. 50cm/1.64ft - ∞
External dimensions: ø62mm x60mm
Weight (excluding caps and hoods): Approx. 336g

  • Bokeh of TTArtisan 50mm f/1.2:

The bokeh is super creamy. It's very close, almost as good as the sigma. If you have something like the sigma 60mm f/2.8 or the sigma 56mm f/1.4, for sure even the sony 50mm f/1.8, those are going to be better performers, and they're going to offer autofocus and ultimately better optics. But this is an excellent lens if you're just starting to build up your collection or if you want to just step foot into playing around with manual lenses.

  • Easier to Operate:

Manual focusing is easy and the manual focus ring which has about 120 degree throat is smooth dampened well.

$98 on Pergear.

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