Lens manufacturer 7artisans is due to announce four new lenses for full-frame, APS-C and Micro Four Thirds cameras soon. These anticipated lenses include a 10mm f/2.8 fisheye, a 7.5mm f/2.8 II, a 55mm f/1.4 II and a 60mm f/2.8 II macro lens.
Aside from the 10mm f/2.8 fish eye lens, which will be for full-frame cameras, most of the new lenses from 7artisans will be for APS-C and MFT cameras. As with all 7artisans lenses, these new lenses will all be manual focus only.
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The 7artisans 10mm f/2.8 fisheye lens for full frame could be a great option for those that require a super wide angle lens. Fisheye lenses tend to be specialist lenses that can either be used creatively or commercially. In a commercial setting, these types of lenses are generally used for producing virtual tours for interiors.
However, this lens could also be useful for videographers due to its stepless aperture ring, which allows for smooth transitions between apertures. With a super close minimum focus distance of only 17cm, this lens could help both photographers and videographers create some interesting results.
Meanwhile, the upcoming 7.5mm f/2.8 II is due to be an updated version of the current fisheye lens from 7artisans. This lens will offer a similar effective field of view to the 10mm f/2.8 fish-eye lens, except that it has been designed specifically for APS-C and MFT cameras.
7artisans are also due to announce the fast aperture portrait lens, the 55mm f/1.4 II. This is also an update to the existing model and will offer a field of view similar to an 85mm lens on a full-frame camera. The minimum focus distance on this lens is only 42cm, which offers a greater amount of flexibility compared to many other portrait lenses in this category. Although it might not be able to get quite as close as a macro lens, the close focusing distance on the 7artisans 55mm f/1.4 II could help produce tighter portraits.
Finally, 7artisans is also planning on announcing a 60mm f/2.8 II macro lens. This will also be an update to the existing 60mm f/2.8 lens from the company. With a minimum focus distance of just 17.5cm, this lens could be a great option for getting super close to subjects. The biggest update for this lens is its optical performance, with the MTF charts showing a remarkable improvement in performance over the current version.
At present, no release date or pricing information has been released. However, based on the MTF charts (opens in new tab), is appears that 7artisans is about to announce some extremely high quality lenses.
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