TTArtisan 90mm 1.25

TTArtisans 90mm 1.25 Review – Bonkers, Extreme, but Exactly what you Should Expect!

Sometimes I get a bit stuck when it comes to writing a lens review. This usually happens when there’s something about the lens that stops me from using it as much as I need to. In the case of the TTArtisan 90mm 1.25, I’d imagine it’s pretty obvious what that issue might be. This thing is big and heavy, and like with the 7Artisans 75mm 1.25, that’s meant I haven’t been motivated to shoot it as readily as I might have liked for the sake of this review. 

TTArtisan 50mm f/0.95

TTArtisan 50mm f/0.95 ASPH review – by Vincent Bihler

This is a review of the TTArtisan 50mm f/0.95, both on film and digital. Those interested in affordable alternatives to German brands probably already know about TTArtisan. This brand is quite new in the industry and already offers not less than five M mount lenses. I already reviewed two of them in the past (the 35mm f1.4 and the 21mm f1.5) and I have to admit these lenses don’t disappoint for one big reason: they offer some of the best price / performance ratio ever seen on Leica M mount.

TTArtian 21mm f/1.5

TTArtisan 21mm f/1.5 ASPH review – by Vincent Bihler

We are currently living a very exciting period of time. The lens market has been rencently opened with third party producers that are becoming better and better, often at a very challenging price point. TTArtisan is one of these brands from China. It is aiming at creating high quality lenses for Leica rangefinders cameras. Their first mass produced lens was the TTArtisan 35mm f/1.4 (that I previously reviewed here). They made some very fine glass with this first attempt providing both a modern high contrast optics with somewhat classical gentleness in its rendering. I have been using this lens for a while now and really can find no complaint about this piece of kit. TTArtisan even oftered me a free exchange of the first pre-release version I had for a new final mass production version with the removable hood, which I find to be more reassuring in case the hood would get bent.

TTArtisan 11mm f/2.8 M-Mount Fisheye lens Review

Now I must admit, I’m not particularly into fisheye photography. Nor is a fisheye lens the first type of lens that I think of as being particularly compatible with Leica rangefinder cameras – especially if said fisheye doesn’t come with a viewfinder. In fact, to a degree, I do (or at least did) slightly question the sense of making a fisheye lens for m-mount cameras at all.

TTArtisan 35mm f/1.4 ©Vincent Bihler

TTArtisan 35mm f/1.4 ASPH review – by Vincent Bihler

TTArtisan is a new Chinese brand that are apparently planning on producing several high quality Leica M mount lenses, with the first one being this, the TTArtisan 35mm f/1.4 ASPH.Announced at 380USD which is less than the huge and sharp 7Artisans 28mm 1.4, I was wondering how this new lens would perform. So I bought one as soon as it was available for purchasing. The shipping was performed in 48h, with great communication from the TTArtisan team. I was so happy to receive this lens as I had sold my Summilux 35mm f1.4 ASPH a few months ago and was seriously regretting it…

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