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 […]
The Sigma 56mm f/1.4 DC DN Contemporary is the latest prime to join Sony’s range of APS-C E-mount lenses. With an equivalent coverage of 84mm in 35mm terms and a very fast 1.4 maximum aperture, it has all the characteristics you’d expect from a portrait lens, making it a very desirable product for Sony users. […]
The Sigma 56mm f/1.4 DC DN Contemporary is a fast telephoto prime lens designed for Sony E-mount and Micro Four Thirds mirrorless systems. It becomes the third 1.4 lens in the series, following the popular 30mm f/1.4 and 16mm f/1.4. With its 112mm coverage in Micro Four Thirds terms, it targets those in search of […]
Earlier this year, Canon announced its first full-frame mirrorless camera, the EOS R, whose new RF mount features a large 54mm diameter and a shorter flange distance than the EF DSLR mount. According to Canon, this mount will allow for “faster and lighter lenses with higher performing optics” than ever before. The RF 50mm f/1.2 […]
When the Nikon Z system was announced in 2018, much fanfare was made over the new mount which, in addition to being 55mm in diameter, also has a short flange depth of 16mm. This combination, according to Nikon, should allow for a new dimension in optical performance for current and future optics.