First shots with the TTartisans 50 f/1.2 -

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First shots with the TTartisans 50 f/1.2 -
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I wasn't expecting much for $100 but this lens is actually quite nice. It's very solid feeling, the focus ring is very smooth, and it's fairly sharp considering. Often lenses this fast i would want for situations where SS will already be pushed slower than normal so i'll have to test it's sharpness in better conditions but i like it so far.

One thing i will say, MF is easier than i expected due to the thinner DOF. Seems a bit counter intuitive but it seems easier to "spot" the peaking with it being a thinner layer of shimmer. All shot wide open bc, who buys f/1.2 to shoot at f/5 

testing flare.

slightly missed focus but not by much, practice will improve this.

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I like the black and white ones a lot! I've had mine for about a week, but unfortunately, have found little use for it. I tried to take some skyline pictures and stuff, but I'm commuting in the wee hours of the morning til its dark again.  Hopefully, in the next few weeks. It's a great size for what it is, plus the clicked aperture.

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Tim van der Leeuw Contributing Member • Posts: 537
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Very nice shots!

And I agree with your assessment of this lens. I really enjoy shooting with it, it feels really nice, and the manual focusing works quite well!.

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Samuraidog Contributing Member • Posts: 853
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Thanks for posting. It certainly is an intriguing lens. I'd like to get one, but I've got too many lenses the way it is.

There is a certain angry person on youtube that recently sang the praises of this lens. (If I mention his name on this forum, I'll likely get ridiculed.)

Given the cost, it seems like a great lens.

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goodnitesteve Forum Member • Posts: 74
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It was probably easier for them to manufacture the 35mm and 50mm. The 17mm for me is going to be their golden goose. Even if it's so so performance, there's nothing else like that in their price range.

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