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Review: TTArtisan 35mm 2.0 Apo-Asph M

Introduction

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TTArtisan 35mm 2.0 Apo-Aspherical on Leica M10

So far TTArtisan mostly released fast yet compact M-mount lenses, the most famous probably being their 50mm 0.95. These lenses often emphasized speed and size over sharpness, but now we are getting something different: the TTArtisan 35mm 2.0 Apo-Aspherical. Going by the specs this is a direct competitor to the Voigtländer VM 35mm 2.0 Apo-Lanthar, but does it also play in the same league? Let’s find out.
This lens will be reviewed on the 42mp Sony A7rII and the 24mp Leica M10.

Sample Images

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Leica M10 | TTArtisan 35mm 2.0 | f/2.0
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Leica M10 | TTArtisan 35mm 2.0 | f/5.6
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Sony A7III | LMEA9 | TTArtisan 35mm 2.0 | f/2.0
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Leica M10 | TTArtisan 35mm 2.0 | f/8.0

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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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TTArtisan Leica M to E 6-bit Adapter – Product of the Year?

Introduction

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Voigtlander VM 75mm 1.5 via TTArtisan M->E 6-bit adapter on Sony A7rII

Since I bought my first E-mount camera seven years ago I have been using adapted M-mount lenses. Missing Exif data have always been a nuisance though and while the “Lens Compensation” camera app was a ray of hope, it didn’t exactly work all that well.
Now TTArtisan came up with a product which I have pitched to so many manufacturers before: a semi programmable Leica-M to Sony-E adapter. Let’s have a closer look!

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Review: TTArtisan 28mm 5.6 M

Introduction

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TTArtisan 28mm 5.6 on Leica M10

When people hear TTArtisan many may connect that name to very fast lenses like the 50mm 0.95 or the 90mm 1.25, but today we are looking at something very different: a compact 28mm 5.6 for M-mount.
A maximum aperture of f/5.6 doesn’t sound that exciting, but then tiny lenses are always welcome here, so let’s have a closer look!
The lens is being tested on 24mp Leica M10 and 42mp Sony A7rII.

Sample Images

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Leica M10 | TTArtisan 28mm 5.6 | f/5.6
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Leica M10 | TTArtisan 28mm 5.6 | f/5.6
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Leica M10 | TTArtisan 28mm 5.6 | f/5.6
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Leica M10 | TTArtisan 28mm 5.6 | f/5.6
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Sony A7III | TTArtisan 28mm 5.6 | f/5.6

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Review: TTArtisan 50mm 1.4 E

Introduction

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TTArtisan 50mm 1.4 E on Sony A7rII

The TTArtisan 50mm 1.4 M is one of my favorite affordable modern manual focus lenses, now after the M-mount version we are getting a native (and cheaper!) E-mount version.
What has changed? Optically: nothing, mechanically: a bit, MSRP: a lot. So let us have a closer look which makes more sense to get as an E-mount user.

This lens is optically the same as the M-mount version so I will reuse many sections of my review of the M-mount version here.

Sample Images

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Sony A7III | TTArtisan 50mm 1.4 E | f/1.4
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Sony A7III | TTArtisan 50mm 1.4 E | f/1.4
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Sony A7III | TTArtisan 50mm 1.4 E | f/1.4

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