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TTArtisan 17mm f/1.4 Lens for Micro Four Thirds (Black)

BH #TT1714APSCM4 • MFR #A25B
TTArtisan 17mm f/1.4 Lens for Micro Four Thirds (Black)
Key Features
  • Micro Four Thirds System Lens
  • 35mm Equivalent: 34mm
  • Aperture Range: f/1.4 to f/16
  • Minimum Focus Distance: 7.9"
Offered here in black, the 17mm f/1.4 Lens for Micro Four Thirds 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/1.4 maximum aperture, allowing it to be used in low-light situations and providing finer creative control over depth-of-field. The combination of nine multicoated elements and one aspherical element provide sharpness and realistic color transmission throughout the image area.
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TTArtisan 17mm f/1.4 Overview

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Offered here in black, the 17mm f/1.4 Lens for Micro Four Thirds 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/1.4 maximum aperture, allowing it to be used in low-light situations and providing finer creative control over depth-of-field. The combination of nine multicoated elements and one aspherical element provide sharpness and realistic color transmission throughout the image area.

  • 17mm lens produces a 34mm equivalent focal length comparted to full frame 35mm format
  • Manual focus design permits smooth, refined control
  • Clicked aperture ring
  • 10-blade aperture for soft bokeh

TTArtisan 17mm f/1.4 Specs

Focal Length17mm (35mm Equivalent Focal Length: 34mm)
Maximum Aperturef/1.4
Minimum Aperturef/16
Lens MountMicro Four Thirds
Lens Format CoverageMicro Four Thirds
Angle of View81°
Minimum Focus Distance7.9" / 20 cm
Optical Design9 Elements in 8 Groups
Diaphragm Blades10
Focus TypeManual Focus
Image StabilizationNo
Filter Size40.5 mm (Front)
Weight8.7 oz / 248 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.87 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)4.8 x 4.2 x 2.8"

TTArtisan 17mm f/1.4 Reviews

TTArtisan 17 mm f 1.4 lens

By james
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-11-02

I have a Sony a6500, I decided to do street photography this lenses is very compact, manual focusing is fast and stop clicks are firm. I like the contrast of the lens when I shoot black and white on my digital camera easy to control within the camera, very few corrections needed in Photoshop once you understand how the lens works. One slight annoyance is when you mount the lens it seems to take a little bit more force then necessary, that's why I returned it for an exchange on the same lens. Functionability in handling getting to the f-stop in the focusing is very easy, I have relatively normal to small hands which makes it easier for me to control. Finding filters for it took a little while but I have a range of colored filters for contrast and black and white. According to the information I read you can use infrared filters on the Sony 6500 haven't tried it purchasing two filters to see how well it works if the contrast is good as black and white I should have no problems bringing out the contrast when using a infrared filter. Sorry for being long-winded but that's my opinion of the lens overall I like it I hope this helps everybody interested in doing black and white and infrared photography.

Truly outstanding for the price or for x5 the price

By Tyler
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-08-22

Another impressive lens from TT. It's not a shaaaaarp lens, it's a beautiful lens. If you enjoy 3D pop, life-like rendering, deep colors - this is the lens for you and it rivals expensive German glass in that magical look. If shaaaarpness is your only metric of lens performance and you require it to be surgical in 800% far corner zooms, you'll hate it. Stick to that lifeless ART glass.

Won't focus on infinity except at f=8

By Mingzhe
Rated 2 out of 5
Date: 2022-08-17

I was very excited when I got the lens cause I like all my other TTArtisan lenses. Sadly, this one is a real let down. I hope it's just that I received a bad copy but I don't have time to get an exchange before my next trip. Basically one of my lens tests is infinity focus, and it failed that one spectacularly. As you can see in my test photos (600% zoomed), infinity focus is pretty much non-existence at f=1.4. The other side of the spectrum (f=16) is also pretty bad. Only f=8 yields acceptable clarity. I bought this lens cause I wanted that fast aperture for aurora shooting, but its shockingly bad infinity focus capability makes that job a mission impossible. Just to clarify, I do know a lot of lenses don't focus at infinity when you rotate the focus ring to the infinity symbol, so I did try rotating the ring to the other direction, and nope, that only made things worse. And I did re-focus after switching aperture.

Great price

By Gabriel
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-07-31

The quality price relationship is astonishing.

Love the look and quality

By Patrick
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-07-12

Nice retro vibe to this lens. It's sharp enough for my purposes, has the 35mm equivalent focal length on my Fuji x-t30, and a very smooth focus ring. Definitely worth what I paid for it.

For the price, it's perfect.

By Samuel
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-05-17

Was looking for a budget wide-angle to shoot some events in dark conditions, and I came upon this one. I love it! It's really sharp, the bokeh is nice, there's quite a bit of character wide-open and it's built really nicely. When I need perfect quality, I use my XF23MM F/1.4 but when I'm doing more personal stuff or shooting people in action, I grab this one. Flares with artificial lights are really bad, there is a kind of colour glow around them and it doesn't look good. Still giving the lens 5 stars because for what it's made for at this price, it rules.

Very fine, economical lens

By Jeff
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2022-09-29

I purchased this lens, along with TTArtisan's 35mm f/1.4 lens, for my Fuji X-Pro3. Both lenses are almost adorably tiny, the 17mm a little longer in length than the 35mm (as well as $30 the more expensive too), and look good on the front of my X-Pro. Both, are very fine optical lenses, especially when you consider the price points for both... no noticeable distortion, a little on the soft side, but only just enough to give the lens nice character, not any enough to detract from the image. Only real con being on both lenses, there is at times a very pronounced magenta chromatic aberration, noticeably on solid white subjects... but, is correctable in post, so not a real deal breaker... plus, so far, have converted all the images I have taken so far to black and white, so... Only other thing, is just getting used to the aperture ring being on the opposite end of the lens, at the top, as opposed at the base... habitually go to focus reaching towards the end of the lens, and end up changing the aperture... just will take some getting used to. Think though, that inadvertently led to, when shooting both lenses, discovering one frame being slightly out of focus, when aperture was turned, also turned the lens' focus... Again, just getting accustomed to things with the new lenses, of it's individual quirks and adjusting to shooting with them... no real big deal with either lenses, and would recommend them, especially for the cost. Oh, guess I do have one annoying gripe, and that being that the filter on the 17mm here is 40.5mm... really? .5... have never seen a half filter dimension, so that is a bit of a pain, in going to see if I can find a step-up ring that is actually a 40.5mm Otherwise, nice and good lens.

Extreme vignette and edge distortion

By Thomas
Rated 1 out of 5
Date: 2022-09-12

The extreme vignette and edge distortion of this lens makes it unusable for anything other than very stylized images. I had intended to use it for some architectural photography, but it definitely is not capable for that. Using this on a Nikon Z6ii.

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Magnification ratio?
Asked by: Tyler
TTArtisans does not provide the magnification ratio for the 17mm f/1.4 lens. As such, we believe that TTArtisans does not market the 17mm f/1.4 as possessing any significant macro capabilities.
Answered by: Jeremy
Date published: 2022-08-15

Will this attach to a Nikon Z50?

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