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TTArtisan 40mm f/2.8 Macro Lens for Canon RF

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TTArtisan 40mm f/2.8 Macro Lens for Canon RF
Key Features
  • RF-Mount Lens / APS-C Format
  • 64mm (35mm Equivalent)
  • Aperture Range: f/2.8 to f/16
  • Manual Focus Lens
Designed for close distances, the 40mm f/2.8 Macro from TTArtisan is a macro prime offering a 1:1 life-size maximum magnification along with a 6.7" minimum focusing distance. Benefitting both close-up shooting as well as working at greater distances, the optical design uses 8 elements in 7 groups to maintain consistent image quality and sharpness throughout the focusing range. The 40mm f/2.8 has a manual focus design and an 11-blade diaphragm that contributes to a smooth bokeh quality, making it an excellent portrait lens.
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TTArtisan 40mm f/2.8 Overview

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Designed for close distances, the 40mm f/2.8 Macro from TTArtisan is a macro prime offering a 1:1 life-size maximum magnification along with a 6.7" minimum focusing distance. Benefitting both close-up shooting as well as working at greater distances, the optical design uses 8 elements in 7 groups to maintain consistent image quality and sharpness throughout the focusing range. The 40mm f/2.8 has a manual focus design and an 11-blade diaphragm that contributes to a smooth bokeh quality, making it an excellent portrait lens.

Ideal for macro shooting, this lens offers a life-size 1:1 maximum magnification along with a minimum focusing distance of 6.7" to suit working with close-up subjects.
Eleven-blade diaphragm and bright f/2.8 maximum aperture help to render smooth and pleasing bokeh to benefit shallow depth of field imagery.
Excellent portrait lens with large aperture for photographing in challenging lighting conditions.
Manual focus operation for precise control over focusing distance when working with close-up subjects.
Slim and lightweight design is easier to use handheld and offers more room for illuminating close-up subjects.

TTArtisan 40mm f/2.8 Specs

Key Specs
Focal Length
40mm (35mm Equivalent: 64mm)
Maximum Aperture
f/2.8
Lens Mount
Canon RF
Lens Format Coverage
APS-C
Focus Type
Manual Focus
Image Stabilization
No
Filter Size
52 mm (Front)
Maximum Aperture
f/2.8
Minimum Aperture
f/16
Lens Mount
Canon RF
Lens Format Coverage
APS-C
Angle of View
40°
Tilt-Shift
Not Specified by Manufacturer
Minimum Focus Distance
6.7" / 17 cm
Maximum Magnification
1x
Macro Reproduction Ratio
1:1
Optical Design
8 Elements in 7 Groups
Diaphragm Blades
11
Focus Type
Manual Focus
Image Stabilization
No
Filter Size
52 mm (Front)
Dimensions (ø x L)
2.4 x 3" / 62 x 76 mm
Weight
13.1 oz / 371 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight
1.2 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
5 x 4.2 x 3.1"

TTArtisan 40mm f/2.8 Reviews

Great lens

By Dante
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2023-10-01

Great lens. Not use to macro lenses but this is a great one to really get use to

Super versatile lens!

By Tovin
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2023-02-21

Being a nature photographer, it is a pain having to switch back and forth between different lenses, but this has become the only lens I bring when I'm heading out the door! The ability to get all the way to 1:1 magnification but still be sharp and crisp with larger subjects at 20mm is absolutely fantastic! I've been using for both video and photo with few issues! Metal screw on lens cap is different for sure, but I've found myself liking it a lot, as I don't worry about it falling off. Only downside: some light reflections inside the body when external lights are reflected from certain angles, which causes some almost light leak looking issues, and looses sharpness past f/8 but otherwise, it is phenomenal.

Excellent image for the price

By Jonathan
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2023-01-10

So much fun to use, and when coupled with great light and a steady tripod, you can get incredible photos. You need to use manual mode but it really teaches you how to work the settings.

40MM Macro lens

By robert
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2023-01-08

In my opinion this a fantastic macro lens if your new to macro photography, sharp image and easy to focus. I have used this on a number of occasions and it has yet to fail me. The only complaint I have is when using a lower aperture it can cause the borders of the picture to be a bit blurry, but other than that I think this is a fantastic beginner macro lens!

Not bad

By Louis
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2022-10-19

I am enjoying it and if you are really not a big Macro user it is a way to enter the genre

Built like a tank!

By Sean
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2022-10-04

The build quality of this lens is great, it's built like a tank. If for any reason it was dropped, it wouldn't break. The metal lens cap is also a really nice touch. The only reason I'm giving this a four instead of a five is that it is a fully manual lens. This can be a bit of a pain sometimes but if you can use it right, you won't have any problem with it. And keep in mind that it has all of this for only 100 dollars, so you're getting really good value from this. If you're just starting off with macro photography, this is a great lens.

Excellent Lens

By Peter
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2023-07-14

Excellent price to performance ratio. You won't be able to beat this macro lens at this price point. I am loving it for day to day shooting. Attached are a few test shots of a 12 silicon wafer and 1:1 macro of a section of it. Shot on Olympus E-M1 II.

Unbelievably sharp, short focus throw

By Francis
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2023-05-01

This lens is a pleasure to shoot with. It is definitely one of the sharpest lenses I have ever shot with. It is a little less contrasty than I would normally like but this works well in helping me focus on small objects. My only complaints about this lens is that is does focus by extending the barrel and the focus throw is a bit short for my taste. Otherwise, given the price, this is another amazing value by TTartisan.

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Is this compatible with Canon R5?

Is this compatible with Canon R5?
Asked by: Robert
The TTArtisan 40mm f/2.8 Macro Lens for Canon RF will fit and work as a manual lens on the Canon R5. But it is for a crop APS-C size sensor. So it will vignette the image.
Answered by: Robert
Date published: 2022-02-01

I bought this lens to use with my Canon R5. I can ...

I bought this lens to use with my Canon R5. I can focus with no problem, but the shutter does not engage. Am I doing something wrong or is there a problem with the lens?
Asked by: Gail
You would need to set the Canon R5 in the menu to release shutter w/o lens. It is shown here in the manual where it is. It is in the bottom of this page. https://cam.start.canon/en/C003/manual/html/UG-08_Custom_0030.html
Answered by: Daniel
Date published: 2022-08-08

Does the RF mount lens vignette on a full frame ...

Does the RF mount lens vignette on a full frame canon EOS R?
Asked by: William
You may have vignetting when using this APS-C optimized TTArtisans 40mm f/2.8 Macro Lens on the Canon EOS R, as well as a loss of resolution.
Answered by: Kirk
Date published: 2023-01-19

Is it compatible with OM-D E-M10 Mark IV?

Is it compatible with OM-D E-M10 Mark IV?
Asked by: Mark
TTArtisan 40mm f/2.8 Macro Lens for Micro Four Thirds M43 is a manual focus lens that's compatible with the Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark IV Mirrorless Camera.
Answered by: samikg
Date published: 2023-02-13

Is there significant chromatic aberration at the ...

Is there significant chromatic aberration at the closest focus distances, and is it sharp corner-to-corner?
Asked by: J. C.
This is sharp certainly for the price range corner to corner provided what is in frame is all on the same plane. The lens is coated and you should not have aberration provided you are focused on the closest subject and it will be sharp as long as it is not closer than the minimum focus distance.
Answered by: Jessica G
Date published: 2023-04-30

is this a good lens for digitizing negatives?

is this a good lens for digitizing negatives?
Asked by: Nellie
Good lens to look at that will offer you a 1:1 life-size maximum magnification. we usually suggest 60mm and 100 Marco but the 40mm will do the job.
Answered by: hectorm
Date published: 2023-01-03

How good is the quality at non-macro distances, ...

How good is the quality at non-macro distances, e.g., street, landscape, etc.?
Asked by: Chris
The TTArtisan 40mm f/2.8 Macro Lens for Canon EF-M offers good performance in Macro and at normal distances. Sharpness is decent overall and improves when stopped down.
Answered by: Yaakov
Date published: 2022-08-09

Other than manual focus will everything else work ...

Other than manual focus will everything else work like the meter in my LUMIX G2 ?
Asked by: Christopher
Yes it will work. The Lumix G2 will use the sensor for metering so it will work.
Answered by: Daniel
Date published: 2022-06-28
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