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Product Overview

7Artisans 12mm F2.8 is a manual-focus ultra wide-angle prime lens for Canon EF-M-mount, Fujifilm X-mount, Sony E-mount, and Micro Four Thirds. It covers the APS-C image circle. Introduced by 7Artisans in 2017, it has 10 elements in 8 groups.
Manual focus may be limiting to some, but purists will find it much more engaging. There are also fewer things to go wrong on the long run. Unfortunately, 7Artisans has opted to omit weather sealing for this lens, so owners should pay extra attention when shooting in incremental weathers.
As an ultra wide-angle prime lens that happens to have relatively small maximum aperture, it is best suited for landscape photography. Even though the lens is not stabilized, at this focal range it does not usually matter. In fact, some may be able to get cleaner corners without image stabilization.

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Ratings

What we found**

Neoscore: 40% (not directly comparable across industries)
Pros
  • Tactile physical controls
  • Very affordable
Cons
  • Lacks weather sealing
  • Not as solid as more premium alternatives
  • Not the best optically

Price Comparison (incl. referral links)*

Specifications

Construction

Aperture Blades
7 blades
Colors
Black
Form Factor
Ultra Wide-Angle Prime Lens
Image Size
APS-C
Lens Barrel
Physical aperture ring, Distance scale, DoF scale
Lens Mount
Canon EF-M-mount, Fujifilm X-mount, Sony E-mount, MFT-mount
Material
Aluminum
Optical Formula | Elements
10 elements
Optical Formula | Groups
8 groups
Optical Formula | Special Glass
Multi-layer coating groups

Dimensions

Filter Diameter
46 mm / 1.81 in
Size | Length
66 mm / 2.60 in
Weight
295 g / 10.42 oz

Function

Angle Of View
100.5° Diagonal | 90.0° Horizontal | 67.4° Vertical
Aperture
f/2.8 ~ f/16
Autofocus
No
Crop Factor
1.5
Focal Length
12 mm
Focal Length (35mm Equivalent)
18.0 mm
Focus Type
Internal
Image Stabilization
No
Weather Resistance
No

Performance

Min Focus Distance
200 mm / 7.87 in

Production

Accessory
Lens hood included
Debut
2017-12-11
Made In
China

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