Uniquely fast, the Sony E-mount 50mm f/1.05 Lens, from 7artisans, is a versatile normal-length prime characterized by its distinct and bright f/1.05 maximum aperture, along with an intuitive all-manual design. The speed of the lens suits working in low-light conditions and also affords increased control over depth of field for isolating subject matter and using selective focus techniques. Complementing this is a pair of ultra-low dispersion elements, which control chromatic aberrations and color fringing in order to produce high clarity and color accuracy. The manual focus design of the lens permits working with subjects as close as 1.9' away and the manual aperture ring has also been de-clicked for silent adjustments that suit video applications. Also, this lens features a 13-blade diaphragm that contributes to a pleasing bokeh quality.
- E-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
- Aperture Range: f/1.05 to f/16
- Two Ultra-Low Dispersion Elements
- Manual Focus Design
7artisans Photoelectric 50mm f/1.05 Overview
7artisans Photoelectric 50mm f/1.05 Specs
|Lens Format Coverage|
58 mm (Front)
|Lens Format Coverage|
|Angle of View|
|Minimum Focus Distance|
1.9' / 57 cm
10 Elements in 7 Groups
58 mm (Front)
1.3 lb / 606 g
|Box Dimensions (LxWxH)|
5.6 x 5.6 x 4.3"
7artisans Photoelectric 50mm f/1.05 Reviews
Ruined by horrible CA
Starting with the classy brown leather case it comes in, it is difficult to convey the sense of quality you feel when you hold the 7Artisans Photoelectric 50mm f/1.05 lens in your hand, with its weight and luxurious finish. All of the numbers on the lens barrel, aperture, and focusing ring, are beautifully etched into the metal; there is no plastic. It exudes a sense of quality. It is heavy, glass and metal. For the Canon RF mount (I purchased this lens for the Canon R7), the base of the lens is nicely flared to match the gunmetal gray of mounting plate on the camera. As a fully manual lens on the Canon it worked well in M and A (aperture priority) mode. The lens appears multi-coated. Focus throw is about 180 degrees and very smooth. No binding or rough spots. There are no detents in aperture ring, no clicks, and it feels very smooth, like the focus ring. Unfortunately, the same degree of craftsmanship was not used in determining the quality of glass elements inside the lens. There is considerable longitudinal chromatic aberration, where high contrast edges closer to the camera have red fringing, and high contrast edges further from the camera focus point have green fringing. It is impossible to correct for both in post processing. The CA is embarrassingly very noticeable at f/1.05, noticeable at f/2.8, and nearly gone by f/4. And this lens is amazingly sharp at f/4. But why buy a f/1.05 lens when the best results are obtainable at f/4?? My expectation was that even if there was minor CA it would be manageable by f/2. It is not. Ghosting and haze are not necessarily bad things in a lens, but not when they are bright green edges and impossible to ignore. It is truly a shame that the care devoted to the exterior of the 7Artisans lens was not devoted to the glass elements inside. This could have been an outstanding lens. But then it would probably be twice the price. I returned it.
I have the Nikkor lens 24-70- 2.8 and 70-200 2.8 Sold my 50mm 1.8s for this lens and LOVE IT! This is not an easy lens! That is my love affair with this lens. When you massage the focus to the exact point you will be astounded with the results. I have also bought the 90mm 1.25 Artisan and that is great too. Again no comparison to Nikon but with some sharpening and contrast you acquire fantastic images with out of the park bokeh!
Nifty Lens, Janky Lens Cap
Nifty little lens. Nice leather case. The lens cap give the term janky a bad name. This is an aluminium cap held on by a bit of felt. It will definitely fall off if you point the lens down, or... well do anything that can't be counteracted by gravity. Have you ever set a plate on top of a soup bowl to keep it warm? Same level of security there. For the price, it's okay.
Night time Photography
This lens works great for night time photography.
I've always been skeptical about reasonably priced lenses but went on a whim buying this one. It's pretty outstanding. Lots of character, and actually really intuitive when focusing, even wide open. In LOVE with the separation, and seemingly effortless focus. I am a hybrid shooter and it fits both needs, especially the de-clicked aperture. If 7artisans came out with a similar 35mm, I would buy in an instant.
I bought this lens to have a super fast prime 5omm to use with my Panasonic S5 for video applications. It does not disappoint!
WOW! f1.05! beautiful bokeh
Great lens for those who can deal with Manual Focus. I love it. Beautiful bokeh, sharp images. Solid build. The lens cap is well built but not very functional. I just bought a cheap generic cap and problem solved.
My new favorites lens
Tried this out on my Lumix S1H and now I don't want to remove it. Not much beats the Leica 50mm M lenses, but -- for the money -- this comes awfully close.
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