TTArtisan has released a new autofocus 35mm F1.8 APS-C Fujifilm X-Mount lens. This lens is also coming to Sony E and Nikon Z mount users but at a later date. For now, X-Mount owners can take advantage of this versatile and low-cost lens that promises good low-light performance and fast autofocus.
TTArtisan’s 35mm F1.8 autofocus lens rings up at $149 (USD), making it less than half the cost of the closest comparable X-Mount lens, the Fujifilm 35mm F2 WR lens priced at $399 (B&H new). It’s slightly faster at F1.8 but TTArtisan’s version is not weather-sealed, unlike Fujifilm’s F2 lens. It can also be compared to Fujifilm’s 35mm F1.4 version, priced at $600 (USD at B&H new).
The lens barrel and mount are constructed with aviation-grade aluminum and weigh approx. 199 grams. It comes with a square lens hood, which is a fashionable choice.
“Crafted with portability in mind, the TTartisan 35mm F1.8 lens boasts a compact and lightweight design that effortlessly complements your camera setup. Whether you’re documenting your daily adventures or embarking on a cross-country journey, this lens won’t weigh you down, ensuring you’re ready to seize the perfect shot at a moment’s notice.” – TTArtisan
The lens uses a stepper motor meaning the autofocus will be quick but also quiet. Eye detection autofocus can be engaged, making this especially helpful for portraits or family shooting.
“With its rapid and precise autofocus capabilities, The TTArtisan 35mm F1.8 ensures that every shot is captured in exquisite detail, eliminating the frustration of missed moments and blurred images.” – TTArtisan
The lens firmware can be updated through the rear lens cap. This is a change from previous lenses we have seen where the USB-C port is on the body of the lens itself.
Even though this is an APS-C lens, it can be used on full-frame sensors but there will be a slight vignette. TTArtisans advises you to set your full-frame camera in APS-C mode to avoid this. The equivalent focal length of this lens on a full-frame sensor is 50mm. As for chromatic aberration, purple fringing is reduced with the use of ultra-low dispersion glass elements.
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