Third-party Chinese lens manufacturer TTArtisan has released it’s latest lens, a 21mm F1.5 prime for Leica M-mount camera systems.

The fully-manual lens is constructed of 13 elements in 11 groups, has an aperture range of F1.5-F16 and features a 10-blade aperture diaphragm. The lens has minimum focusing distance of 70cm (27.6in) and a clicked aperture ring.

We haven’t tested any of TTArtisan lenses here at DPReview, but Vincent Bihler has a great review of the TTArtisan 35mm F1.4 on 35mmc and if the image (and build) quality of the 35mm lens is anything to go by from his review, the 21mm F1.5 will likely offer plenty of bang for your buck.

The TTArtisan 21mm F1.5 Leica M-mount lens is available on Amazon* for $429.


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