Introduction Back in 2008 the Sigma 50mm 1.4 EX was the biggest and most expensive 50mm f/1.4 lens with AF for DSLRs. Now, 12 years later, it looks reasonably sized compared to its modern competitors and can be found used for bargain prices. But is it a lens still worth considering in 2020? Let us … Continue reading Review: Sigma 50mm 1.4 EX – Still worth getting in 2020?
Introduction To my surprise – shortly after the 50mm 0.95 – TTArtisan also released a more reasonable 50mm 1.4 lens. The optical design looks very interesting on paper: a longer focal length double gauss with a “speedbooster-like” rear group. This is similar to Cosina’s latest designs for the fast Voigtlander lenses, is this a good … Continue reading Review: TTArtisan 50mm 1.4
Introduction After the TTArtisan 50mm 0.95 we got another unexpected 50mm 0.95 M-mount contender in 2020, this time from Zhong Yi, who already have some experience with making 50mm 0.95 lenses for other systems. Let us try to found out who offers the better affordable f/0.95 for M-mount! This lens will be reviewed on the … Continue reading Review: Zhong Yi 50mm 0.95 M
The Minolta MD 75-150mm f4 was released nearly 40 years ago but still it makes a good argument for a category of lenses which has nearly died out: Zooms with a limited range and slower speed. Image Samples You can find most images shown in the review in full resolution in this You can find … Continue reading Review: Minolta MD Zoom 75-150mm 1:4
Introduction The TTArtisan 50mm 0.95 is probably the most anticipated lens by TTArtisan so far, as – at least on paper – it rivals the famous yet unobtainably expensive Leica 50mm 0.95 Noctilux. And for E-mount users it will be interesting to see if this lens performs better than the Zhong Yi 50mm 0.95 E. … Continue reading Review: TTArtisan 50mm 0.95