My take on the 7Artisan 12/2.8

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deednets Forum Pro • Posts: 11,281
My take on the 7Artisan 12/2.8

To start with, I paid around US$ 120.00 for this lens. On first inspection I noticed how heavy this lens is and how incredibly well made it is:

  • Sunshade and cover are made of metal. Not of the flimsy type, but really well made.
  • Has internal focusing.
  • Minimum focus distance 20cm (what's that?? 8"??)
  • Not that it matters much but even the box is well made.
  • Clickfree aperture ring, should suit videographers. I like clicked aperture rings much better, but you know, 120.00 ...
  • 9-blade aperture

Here is a photo taken with the X-Pro3 & 50/2:

.. and here a couple of test pics, the cat has the year off, so the dog it was:

Note: this pic would have been a nightmare to take with the X-Pro2 ... (just saying )

Will do some city scapes and maybe also some nightshots.

What I find intriguing is the build quality, the 35/1.4 feels cheap and hollow by comparison. But there is of course more to it that just the weight factor.


 deednets's gear list:deednets's gear list
Sony RX1R II Fujifilm X-T3 Fujifilm X-Pro3 Fujifilm XF 35mm F1.4 R Fujifilm XF 14mm F2.8 R +7 more
Fujifilm X-Pro2
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