7Artisans is a Chinese company that produces affordable manual focus lenses for mirrorless systems such as Fujifilm X, Sony E, Canon EOS R and Micro Four Thirds. They launched with the 50mm f/1.1 lens back in September 2016 and have since produced twelve lenses including the popular 50mm f/1.8 and 55mm f/1.8 that feature in […]
If you are a photographer whose affection is torn between portraits and macro, I can bet you’ve asked yourself at some point: does it make more sense to use a single macro lens for both portraits and macro work, or invest in a dedicated portrait lens?
Up until 2017, Fujifilm users in search of a 35mm equivalent prime for the interchangeable series had all but one option: the XF 23mm f/1.4. With its fast aperture and excellent optical quality, it covered a variety of genres from landscapes and street to travel and documentary photography. Indeed, the only aspect that let it down […]
The Fujinon XF 56mm f/1.2 has long been one of the most popular lenses for the Fuji APS-C mirrorless system. It has a fast aperture, a lovely rendering for portraits and its size – while not the smallest in the line-up – fits most X-series cameras well. It would be my first recommendation to any […]
If you are looking for a portrait lens for the Fujifilm X series, the first choice that many photographers would recommend is the XF 56mm f/1.2. Released two years ago, it was the first lens designed specifically for portraits by Fujifilm and is one of my favourites from the brand. Before that, the only viable […]