My main lens for my M2 is my Voigtlander Ultron 35mm f/1.7, which is on the camera probably 80% of the time. A while back though, a twitter friend was selling his 7Artisans 50mm f/1.1, and asked if I was interested… which obviously I was!
I had been using my Jupiter 8 50mm before buying the Ultron, so the 7Artisans was quite an upgrade. The thought of an f/1.1 lens was very appealing for low light shooting. The build quality of the lens was very good indeed with quite a weight to it but it was very well balanced on the M2.
The performance after shooting a few different rolls was very good too – it was nowhere near the overall sharpness of the Ultron when wide open, or even at f2.8, but the centre sharpness was still good with lovely out of focus areas.
For me this is a great 2nd lens for my M2, especially for the price. And as my favourite focal length is 35mm, I am happy to use this lens now and again when I need the extra stop of light, or if I want to do something arty… 😉
These 5 frames were shot on Rollei RPX100 developed in Rodinal and scanned using an Epson v500.
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