On Monday this week I received a 7Artisans 28mm f/1.4 late-prototype lens to play with. There’s been a lot of information churning around the rumour mills about this lens lately. But to my knowledge I’m at least one of the first to get my hands on one… so I thought I’d share some very early thoughts and a few sample images.
Thanks to quite convenient focus assist system, it’s a joy to use true manual focus lens on Fuji X cameras. It’s the main reason I use these third party lenses available for Fuji X mount. One of my favourite adapted lens on Fuji X camera is the Voigtlander 50mm f/1.5. It’s designed for a full frame cameras, and is a bit heavy, but I like it for its small size and decent moderate sharpness – it’s also great for portraits. Of course an APS-C alternative should be optically smaller so I have for a long time looking for other options. The 7artisans 55mm F1.4 made quite an interesting candidate, partly due to attractive price, but also for its 14-blade aperture.