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Review: 7Artisans 28mm 5.6 M

Introduction

7artisans ttartisan 28mm 5.6 m wen review leica m10 m11 42mp 24mp contrast resolution flare resistance compact
7Artisans 28mm 5.6 Wen on Leica M10

Some lenses really come as a surprise and this 7Artisans 28mm 5.6 is definitely one of those. Not that long after the TTArtisan 28mm 5.6 hit the market we see another lens with the same specs – but a completely different optical and mechanical design. I don’t know about you, but I did not see this coming.
So let’s find out in this review who offers the better 28mm 5.6 lens.
The lens is being tested on 24mp Leica M10 and 42mp Sony A7rII.

Sample Images

7artisans ttartisan 28mm 5.6 m wen review leica m10 m11 42mp 24mp contrast resolution flare resistance compact
Leica M10 | 7Artisans 28mm 5.6 M | f/8.0
7artisans ttartisan 28mm 5.6 m wen review leica m10 m11 42mp 24mp contrast resolution flare resistance compact
Leica M10 | 7Artisans 28mm 5.6 M | f/8.0
7artisans ttartisan 28mm 5.6 m wen review leica m10 m11 42mp 24mp contrast resolution flare resistance compact
Leica M10 | 7Artisans 28mm 5.6 M | f/5.6
7artisans ttartisan 28mm 5.6 m wen review leica m10 m11 42mp 24mp contrast resolution flare resistance compact
Leica M10 | 7Artisans 28mm 5.6 M | f/11
7artisans ttartisan 28mm 5.6 m wen review leica m10 m11 42mp 24mp contrast resolution flare resistance compact
Leica M10 | 7Artisans 28mm 5.6 M | f/11

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Review: 7Artisans 50mm 1.05 E

Introduction

7artisans 7artisan ttartisan 50mm 1.05 1.1 0.95 noctilux leica nokton voigtländer review m10 42mp 24mp sony a7rii contrast resolution bokeh
7Artisans 50mm 1.05 on Sony A7rII

I have already reviewed many of the super fast 50mm lenses from China, e.g. the TTArtisan 50mm 0.95, several 50mm 0.95 from Zhong Yi and just lately the SYoptic 50mm 1.1. What was missing so far was this 7Artisans 50mm 1.05 with its rather unorthodox maximum aperture of f/1.05. What also sets it apart from the others: it has actually been designed for the Sony E-mount cameras, not for M-mount cameras. So let us find out what this lens has in store for us.

Sample Images

7artisans 7artisan ttartisan 50mm 1.05 1.1 0.95 noctilux leica nokton voigtländer review m10 42mp 24mp sony a7rii contrast resolution bokeh
Sony A7III | 7Artisans 50mm 1.05 | f/1.05
7artisans 7artisan ttartisan 50mm 1.05 1.1 0.95 noctilux leica nokton voigtländer review m10 42mp 24mp sony a7rii contrast resolution bokeh
Sony A7III | 7Artisans 50mm 1.05 | f/1.05
7artisans 7artisan ttartisan 50mm 1.05 1.1 0.95 noctilux leica nokton voigtländer review m10 42mp 24mp sony a7rii contrast resolution bokeh
Sony A7III | 7Artisans 50mm 1.05 | f/1.05
7artisans 7artisan ttartisan 50mm 1.05 1.1 0.95 noctilux leica nokton voigtländer review m10 42mp 24mp sony a7rii contrast resolution bokeh
Sony A7III | 7Artisans 50mm 1.05 | f/1.05

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Analogue Adventures – Part 2: First Roll of Film

Introduction

Leica M6 | Voigtländer VM 35mm 1.2 III | f/1.2 | Ektar 100 expired | color corrected

In one of my drawers I found two rolls of Ektar 100 from the times a roll was only 8€. Expired 2015. Not exactly properly stored. So a good opportunity to see if the exposure meter works and where I stand with the rangefinder calibration of this camera.

What lenses to use?

Leica M6 | Voigtländer VM 75mm 1.5 | f/1.5 | Ektar 100 expired | BW conversion

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Leica M10 – The Camera (?)

Introduction

Leica M10 with MS-Optics 50mm 1.0 ISM

Leica M10. The Camera. Photography reduced to its essentials. This is what Leica says about this camera. If you care what I think of it: keep on reading.

Update: after one year with the Leica M10 I decided to revisit this article and add further notes where I found they may be helpful.

For many people owning a Leica camera is a dream. But why is that so? Is it simply the high price tag, the Bauhaus look or the huge “Made in Germany” writing, not hidden on a sticker at the bottom of the camera, but easily visible on the back?
It surely isn’t image quality or ease of use. You get more of both, elsewhere, for less. This is why Leica cameras are often perceived as vain men’s luxury items, that happen to be able to take photos from time to time.

leica m10 review rangefinder messsucher comparison vergleich sony a7iii a7rii R2 42mp 24mp wide angle portrait
Leica M10 | 7Artisans 28mm 1.4 FE+ | f/1.4
Leica M10 | Voigtländer VM 75mm 1.5 Nokton | 1.5
Leica M10 | Voigtländer VM 75mm 1.5 Nokton | 1.5
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Leica M10 | Laowa 9mm 5.6 | f/5.6
Leica M10 | MS-Optics 24mm 2.0 Aporia | f/8.0

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Review: 7Artisans 35mm 1.4 IF

Introduction

7artisans 35mm 1.4 m if internal focus rear m-mount leica m10 sony a7riii a7riv sharpness bokeh resolution contrast review
7Artisans 35mm 1.4 M IF with 7Artisans close focus adapter on Sony A7rII

The 7Artisans 35mm 1.4 IF came as a bit of a surprise as it features an internal focus design. Something, which is still rarely seen among M-mount lenses and a novelty for 7Artisans. But does this also translate to superior optical qualities? Let us find out in this review!
This lens will be reviewed on the 42mp Sony A7rII and the 24mp Leica M10.

Sample Images

7artisans 35mm 1.4 m if internal focus rear m-mount leica m10 sony a7riii a7riv sharpness bokeh resolution contrast review
Sony A7III | 7Artisans 35mm 1.4 M IF | f/1.4
7artisans 35mm 1.4 m if internal focus rear m-mount leica m10 sony a7riii a7riv sharpness bokeh resolution contrast review
Leica M10 | 7Artisans 35mm 1.4 M IF | f/1.4
7artisans 35mm 1.4 m if internal focus rear m-mount leica m10 sony a7riii a7riv sharpness bokeh resolution contrast review
Sony A7III | 7Artisans 35mm 1.4 M IF | f/1.4

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