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TTArtisan 90mm f/1.25 Lens for Leica M

BH #TT90125LM • MFR #A30B
TTArtisan 90mm f/1.25 Lens for Leica M
Key Features
  • Leica M-Mount Lens
  • Aperture Range: f/1.25 to f/16
  • Four Sets of Apochromatic Doublets
  • Four High Index Elements
The 90mm f/1.25 from TTArtisan is a portrait-length lens for Leica M-mount rangefinder cameras. It has an extremely wide aperture that provides an unusually smooth and dreamlike bokeh, and this bright design suits working in difficult lighting conditions and also affords improved control over depth of field for working with selective focus techniques.
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TTArtisan 90mm f/1.25 Overview

The 90mm f/1.25 from TTArtisan is a portrait-length lens for Leica M-mount rangefinder cameras. It has an extremely wide aperture that provides an unusually smooth and dreamlike bokeh, and this bright design suits working in difficult lighting conditions and also affords improved control over depth of field for working with selective focus techniques.

The lens is built around an advanced optical design, which uses a series of specialized elements, including four high-index elements to reduce various aberrations and distortion in order to achieve high sharpness and accurate rendering. The lens's manual focus design permits working with subjects as close as 3.3', and the lens features a 10-blade diaphragm that contributes to a smooth bokeh quality. The aperture ring is clicked for precise exposure control. The included lens hood attaches with a simple bayonet and reverses for storage. The lens barrel includes a 1/4"-20 tripod mount provides an improved mounting balance point that reduces the possibility of damage to the lens mount.

A classic length portrait lens that renders a unique look in low light situations, makes this lens an ideal addition to any portrait or wedding photographer's camera kit.

Portrait-length prime is well-suited shooting subjects including portraiture, street, landscape, and reportage.
Impressively fast f/1.25 maximum aperture suits working in low-light conditions and offers enhanced control over depth of field for isolating subject matter using selective focus techniques.
Achromatic doublets and four high refractive index elements help to suppress distortion and spherical aberrations in order to produce accurately rendered images with a high degree of sharpness.
Manual focus design permits smooth, refined control along with a minimum focusing distance of 3.3'.
10-blade diaphragm contributes to a smooth and pleasing bokeh quality.
Macular focusing of Leica/Voigtlander/Minolta and other paraxial m-port cameras is supported.
Bayonet lens hood reverses for storage.

TTArtisan 90mm f/1.25 Specs

Focal Length90mm
Maximum Aperturef/1.25
Minimum Aperturef/16
Lens MountLeica M
Angle of View27°
Minimum Focus Distance3.3' / 1 m
Optical Design11 Elements in 7 Groups
Diaphragm Blades10
Focus TypeManual Focus
Filter Size77 mm (Front)
Weight2.23 lb / 1.01 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight3.005 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)6.9 x 5.1 x 4"

TTArtisan 90mm f/1.25 Reviews

Fantastic Performance at a Budget Price!

By David
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-06-01

Super sharp in the center wide open (where you want it ) and gets sharper on the whole plane as you stop down, but lets face it, you don't buy a lens like this to shoot at 5.6 or higher. Amazing bokeh and great build quality. Some CA but easily corrected in post. Only downside is it is HEAVY! A great lens and about $13,000 less expensive than Leica's 90/1.5 ( but the Leica is better but is it that much better?).

Painterly

By Helen
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-02-08

Having procured a sample of this lens before B&H stocked it, I have been shooting it on the s1R Lumix. Painterly is the best way I can describe it. I own the Lumix 85mm and 50mm F1.4 and this is a different beast. Closest lens to this was an old Wollensak 360mm set on a Sinar 8x10 P back in the 80s' that I played with ( it lacked color saturation however). The saturation on this lens is great and the merger of contrast and color is more like a artists paint brush in detailed areas. Definitely a lens with 2 different characters , one wide open and the other much sharper at f8 to f11. Even with the sharper f stops the character is unique and saturated with a vintage lower contrast look. The absence of ED glass and aspherical elements may allow a confluence of micro rainbow aberrations within the elements and probably contribute to the character. Rembrandt lighting in portraits would be interesting. A good lens for play or serious work especially creating vintage still-lifes at 180mp on the S1r.

Shocked by the results.

By Benj
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-11-02

Honestly, I wasn't expecting much. I'd used the 7Artisans 75mm f/1.25 and it was ok at best. But this lens is SHARP with a really modern rendering. It's comically large on a Leica M body but fits a normal mirrorless or camera like most other 85mm lenses out there. Would 100% recommend if you're a Leica M photographer and have access to a digital body for calibration.

Better than I expected.

By Marc
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2021-09-10

Real world tested this lens on a Sony A7-II using a TechArt autofocus adapter. Manually set the IBIS to 90mm in the menu, and spent the day/evening shooting our local Eats/Beats/Eats labor day festival ... mostly all wide open at f/1.25. The lens is big and heavy (metal construction and LOTS of glass) but I do not care since it's so fast! Performed much better than I expected. Seeing that this lens is $13,000. less expensive than the Leica M version ... I'm very satisfied.

GREAT PURCHASE

By mario
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-05-28

This is such an easy lens to use and I wish more YT's would acknowledge the great lens it is! Yes, it has flair! That is the nature of this lens. Build solid tough, simply zoom 100% magnification of the image, focus on the eye and get astounding bokeh! LOVE this lens not as a primary lens but one to be used sporadically during my weddings

Very nice lens but HEAVY

By Erez
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2022-02-23

I like the lens and the bokeh it produces. Note that it's very heavy and it's hard to go hand-held with it for long periods.

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