TTArtisan 21mm F1.5 ASPH Review (not a lens for everyone, D. Abbott)

Ttartisan 21mm F1.5

Here is a review of an inexpensive and rather exotic lens for the RF mount, the TTArtisan 21mm F1.5 ASPH.

TTArtisan 21mm F1.5 ASPH at a glance ($239):

  • RF-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/1.5 to f/16
  • 5 High-Refractive Index Elements
  • 1 Aspherical Element
  • Minimum Focus Distance: 27.6″
  • Manual Focus
  • 10 Blade Aperture

Dustin Abbott posted his exhaustive review of the TTArtisan 21mm F1.5 ASPH. We think “thoroughly” is the right way to describe Dustin Abbott’s review. And the TTArtisan 21mm review follows suit. From his conclusion:

Optically [the TTArtisan 21mm F1.5 ASPH] is a mixed bag. You can forget shooting infinity subjects before F2.8 if you care at all about image quality, and corners never quite get pin-sharp. The TTArtisan 21mm is also quite flare-prone and suffers from a lot of vignette. The minimum focus distance and resulting magnification is truly terrible. But it also gets nicely sharp when stopped down and delivers some really interesting colors.

Put simply, the TTArtisan 21mm is not a lens for everyone, but if you have just bought into a new mirrorless system and don’t have much left over for lenses, it can deliver really good results for the bargain price. Just learn how to use it within its strengths, and you can easily produce some stunning images on a budget.

As usual with Dustin’s reviews, this one too comes with a huge set of sample pictures, comparison charts, and all the information you might want to know. Dustin’s reviews are what I look for when I am about to purchase new gear. And for those who prefer to watch their reviews, here you are:

The 21mm f/1.5 Lens for Canon RF from TTArtisan is a classic manual focus wide-angle prime lens well suited to landscapes, room interiors, street photography, and more. It features a bright f/1.5 maximum aperture, allowing it to be used in low-light situations and providing finer creative control over depth-of-field. The combination of five high-refractive index elements and one aspherical element provide sharpness and realistic color transmission throughout the image area. The integrated lens hood reduces potential lens flare for optimal color saturation.

Kamlan Announce 50mm f/1.1 II and 21mm f/1.8 Lenses For Canon EOS M (and other mirrorless systems)

Kamlan

Taiwanese manufacturer Kamlan announced two lenses for APS-C mirrorless systems.

The 50mm f/1,1 II and 21mm f/1.8 lenses will be available for Canon EOS-M, Sony E, Fuji X, MFT mounts. The company also announced they plan to develop lenses for the new Nikon Z and Canon EOS R full frame mirrorless systems.

Kamlan lenses are available on Amazon US, Amazon DE,  Amazon UK

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Samyang (Rokinon) 21mm f/1.4 ED AS UMC review (EOS M mount)

Rokinon 21mm F/1.4

Samyang (Rokinon) 21mm f/1.4 at a glance:

  • EF-M Mount Lens/APS-C Format
  • 33.6mm (35mm Equivalent)
  • Aperture Range: f/1.4 to f/22
  • 3 Aspherical Elements, 1 ED Element
  • Ultra Multi-Coating
  • Internal Focus; Manual Focus Design
  • Non-Rotating 58mm Filter Mount
  • Rounded 9-Blade Diaphragm

Photographer and gear reviewer Dustin Abbott posted his review of the Samyang (Rokinon) 21mm f/1.4 ED AS UMC lens for Canon EOS M mount.

You may watch the two videos below, which will tell you anything you may want to know about this lens, or read the review and check the many sample pics. The first video is about image quality, the second is the review with the final word.

Dustin Abbott appreciated the outstanding image quality, low chromatic aberrations, strong contrast, well controlled vignetting and distortion, and much more.

Samyang (Rokinon) 21mm f/1.4 ED AS UMC: Amazon DE, Amazon UK, Amazon IT, Canon IT, WEX Photographic, Canon FR, Canon UK, Canon DE

[via Dustin Abbott]

Rokinon/Samyang 21mm f/1.4 ED AS lens for EOS M deal – $346 (reg. $449)

Great Amazon deal. Get the Rokinon/Samyang 21mm f/1.4 ED AS lens for EOS M for just $346.18. Compare at $449.

  • Lens features Rokinon Ultra Multi-Coated (UMC) optical glass for sharp, clear images
  • Ultra wide 12mm fixed focal length with aperture range f1.4-f28
  • Constructed of 8 lens elements in 7 lens groups
  • Petal Shaped Lens Hood
  • Uses filter size of 58mm and includes lens caps, lens pouch, instructional manual and 1 year Rokinon warranty

Canon EOS M system camera: Amazon DE, Amazon UK, Amazon IT, Canon IT, WEX Photographic, Canon FR, Canon UK, Canon DE

Samyang/Rokinon 50mm f/1.2 and 21mm f/1.4 for EOS M in stock and ready to ship

Rokinon 50mm F/1.2

Samyang/Rokinon’s new fast primes for mirrorless cameras, the 50mm f/1.2 and 21mm f/1.4, are in stock and ready to ship. The new primes are available for Canon EOS M mount, and for all other mirrorless mount types too.

There is an article at B&H Explora introducing the new primes. Specifications and lens overview after the break.

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Rokinon announce 50mm f/1.2 and 21mm f/1.4 prime lenses for EOS M (and other MILCS)

Rokinon 50mm F/1.2

Samyang/Rokinon announced two fast primes for mirrorless cameras, the 50mm f/1.2 and 21mm f/1.4.

The new primes are available for Canon EOS M mount, and for all other mirrorless mount types too. B&H Photo is accepting pre-orders

There is an article at B&H Explora introducing the new primes. Specifications and lens overview after the break.

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