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Review: NiSi 9mm 2.8 APS-C

Introduction

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NiSi 9mm 2.8 APS-C on Sony A7rII

We rarely review APS-C lenses here, but I already reviewed the Laowa 9mm 2.8 APS-C lens so thought it might still be interesting to have a look at this NiSi 9mm 2.8 APS-C to be able to compare these two.

Sample Images

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Sony A7rII (crop mode) | NiSi 9mm 2.8 | f/11
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Sony A7rII (crop mode) | NiSi 9mm 2.8 | f/11
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Sony A7rII (crop mode) | NiSi 9mm 2.8 | f/5.6
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Sony A7rII (crop mode) | NiSi 9mm 2.8 | f/11
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Sony A7rII (crop mode) | NiSi 9mm 2.8 | f/5.6

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Review: AstrHori 50mm 1.4 Tilt

Introduction

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AstrHori 50mm 1.4 Tilt on Sony A7rII

I am always interested in lenses from new manufacturers and this 50mm 1.4 Tilt from AstrHori is definitely a rather unique offering. But can this low priced fast 50mm tilt lens be taken seriously or is it more of a “fun” lens like the Lensbabies? Let’s find out in this review.

Sample Images

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Sony A7III | AstrHori 50mm 1.4 Tilt | f/1.4 | untilted
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Sony A7III | AstrHori 50mm 1.4 Tilt | f/1.4 | untilted
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Sony A7III | AstrHori 50mm 1.4 Tilt | f/2.8 | tilted
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Sony A7III | AstrHori 50mm 1.4 Tilt | f/1.4 | tilted
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Sony A7III | AstrHori 50mm 1.4 Tilt | f/1.4 | untilted
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Sony A7III | AstrHori 50mm 1.4 Tilt | f/5.6 | untilted

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Review: Brightin Star 23mm 5.6 Pancake

Introduction

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Brightin Star 23mm 5.6 on Sony A7rII

I always think we need more Pancake lenses, but except for the Samyang 24mm 2.8 and the recently reviewed TTArtisan 50mm 2.0 we didn’t get that many options in the Sony FE world yet. The latest addition is this Brightin Star 23mm 5.6. The first odd thing to notice: it is a fixed aperture lens, so it is always f/5.6 and cannot be stopped down further.
Can it still be a viable addition to your kit? Let’s find out…

Sample Images

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Sony A7III | Brightin Star 23mm 5.6
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Sony A7III | Brightin Star 23mm 5.6
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Sony A7III | Brightin Star 23mm 5.6

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Review: Brightin Star 50mm 0.95 FE

Introduction

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Brightin Star 50mm 0.95 on Sony A7rII

It is an interesting time we live in. Just 5 years ago only few people knew a maximum aperture as fast as f/0.95 even exists let alone were able to afford a lens being that fast. Now we have such lenses with different focal lengths and at affordable price points. One of the most affordable ones is the Brightin Star 50mm 0.95 FE, so let us find out what this lens has in store for us and how it compares to some of the other super fast 50s.

Sample Images

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Sony A7III | Brightin Star 50mm 0.95 | f/0.95
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Sony A7III | Brightin Star 50mm 0.95 | f/0.95
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Sony A7III | Brightin Star 50mm 0.95 | f/0.95

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Review: TTArtisan 50mm 2.0 – Return of the Nifty Fifty

Introduction

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TTArtisan 50mm 2.0 on Sony A7rII

In the SLR era the “Nifty Fifty” was the lens of choice for many: a compact, fast and at the same time affordable 50mm lens. For the Sony FE system the next best thing we got so far is the Sony FE 50mm 2.5 G, but it isn’t as fast and also not that affordable.
To my surprise TTArtisan is now the one trying to revive the Nifty Fifty and despite being a mirrorless design it is as small as the smallest SLR 50s. But did they succeed? Let’s find out in this review.

Sample Images

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Sony A7rII | TTArtisan 50mm 2.0 | f/2.0
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Sony A7rII | TTArtisan 50mm 2.0 | f/8.0
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Sony A7III | TTArtisan 50mm 2.0 | f/2.0

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