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7Artisans 35mm F1.2 Mark II APS-C Lens (2020)

MSRP 139 USDNEX score 65%

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Product Overview

7Artisans 35mm F1.2 Mark II is an ultra-compact large-aperture manual-focus lens designed for most popular APS-C mirrorless systems. Weighing just 150 grams, this all-metal lens is able to off a maximum aperture of f/1.2, thanks to a Planar design.
Thanks to its compactness, bright aperture, and tactile construction, this lens makes for an excellent option for street photography, night photography, and environmental portraits. While its Planar design does not offer the fullest correction, this simple optical formula offers a more classic rendering that many photographers enjoy.
For APS-C shooters, 7Artisans also offers several standard lenses, including the 60mm F2.8 Macro, 35mm F0.95, 18mm F6.3, and 7.5mm F2.8 Fisheye Mark II.

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Ratings

What we found**

Pros
  • Very good sharpness
  • Very good bokeh
  • F1.2 aperture
  • Fast autofocus
Cons
  • Aperture ring with click is flimsy
  • Bokeh and vignetting good only at F2.8

What external reviewers found***

NEX score: 65% (not directly comparable across industries)
Pros
  • Sharpness below F2 is average but as of F4 you reach very good to excellent sharpness everywhere
  • Bokeh balls show decagon shape of of F2.8
  • No Exif transmitted to the body
Cons
  • Aperture ring with click with make it less suitable for video (The Mark I was clickless)
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Specifications

Construction

Aperture Blades
10 blades
Colors
Black
Form Factor
Manual focus lens, Prime lens
Image Size
APS-C
Lens Mount
E-mount, X-mount, EF-M-mount, Micro Four Thirds, Z-mount
Optical Formula | Elements
6 elements
Optical Formula | Groups
5 groups

Dimensions

Filter Diameter
46 mm
Weight
150 g

Function

Angle Of View
43.9°
Aperture
F/1.2 ~ f/22
Focal Length
35 mm
Focal Length (35mm Equivalent)
52.5 mm
Image Stabilization
N/A

Performance

Min Focus Distance
28 cm

Production

Debut
2020-12
Made In
China

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External Reviews

sonyalpha[1]

Sentiment Score 65%
Reviewers from sonyalpha have found the following***:
The 7Artisans 35mm F1.2 Mark II is a new version of the lens that I tested 2 years ago. Compared to the Mark I, there are improvements on several criteria : Better Bokeh balls, better resistance to flare, better colors rendering, less vignetting. Unfortunately there 2 areas where it is weaker : sharpness below F2 and aperture ring which is with click with make it less suitable for video.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Sharpness below F2 is average but as of F4 you reach very good to excellent sharpness everywhere
  • Bokeh balls show decagon shape of of F2.8
  • No Exif transmitted to the body
Cons
  • Aperture ring with click with make it less suitable for video (The Mark I was clickless)

User Reviews

References

1. ^ 7Artisans 35mm F1.2 II. [sonyalpha]. https://sonyalpha.blog/2020/09/06/7artisans-35mm-f1-2-ii/. 2020-09-06. Retrieved 2021-06-06.

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