It has been a little while since 7Artisans announced their new 12mm F2.8 and 35mm F1.2 prime lenses for APS-C mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras. That was back in November and there was some question about when these lenses would be available for purchase, and well – that day has come!
Photographers utilizing Sony E- Mount, Canon EOS-M, Fujifilm X, and Micro Four Thirds-based cameras can now find the two new 7Artisans lenses on Amazon. These lenses are rather affordable as well, thanks to their manual focus designs, making these great additions to any expanding kit without breaking the bank.
The [amazon_textlink asin=’B0781N6T7F’ text=’7Artisans 12mm F2.8′ template=’ProductLink’ store=’thephobl-20′ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’2faf664c-ecd6-11e7-b195-c747d32ddb2d’] can be had for around $188 in your choice of mount, while the [amazon_textlink asin=’B078N3L7MR’ text=’7Artisans 35mm F1.2′ template=’ProductLink’ store=’thephobl-20′ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’3b997a5a-ecd6-11e7-b832-d355488c8407′] is available for $145 in your choice of mount. We have not reviewed either lens yet, so we will hold our opinions on them until we get a first-hand look. But if previous 7Artisans lenses are any indication, just like other budget, manual only prime lens, you are getting a mixed bag of hit or miss build quality and passable image quality.
Regardless, if you’re looking to try out some new glass on the cheap to see how you like a new focal length, these could be what you are looking for.