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7artisan a new lens manufacturer
#1
a new chinese lens manufacturer is emerging with no clear lineage but some manual focus primes for different mounts 

 

http://www.7artisans.com/

and here's Dpreview annoucement 

https://www.dpreview.com/news/1415880892...ss-cameras

a Leica M 50mm f1.1 lens for 360$ and a 25mmf1.8 for sony/EOSM for 70% that's quite cheap 

 

#2
I have to admit that I'm feeling tempted to test that Fisheye.

#3
Quote:I have to admit that I'm feeling tempted to test that Fisheye.
Please do that!
#4
I think they mean a brass core.......not copper, a common error.

Dave's clichés
#5
Quote:I have to admit that I'm feeling tempted to test that Fisheye.
haven't you already done ?

http://www.opticallimits.com/canon-eos/5...os?start=1

in fact you did it twice, the first time it was the peleng branded version and you stated that the review was pure fun Smile
#6
Peleng is not a "version" of Samyang, it's an old Soviet circular fisheye thingy. O_o
#7
As far as I can tell there are a couple of Chinese Fisheyes that I haven't touched:

- Meike 6.5mm f/2 - circular fisheye for APS-C

- 7Artisans 7.5mm f/2.8 - full-frame fisheye for APS-C

- a "something" 8mm f/2.8 - full-frame fisheye for MFT (dirt cheap at just 65US$, of CCTV origin)

 

There are also a couple more expensive fisheyes that haven't been reviewed yet locally - the Samyang 12mm f/2.8 for instance and the new Nikkor, of course.

 

PERSONALLY I wouldn't invest much money in a fisheye but I really enjoy them. So these new affordable options feel quite attractive to me. In this case it wouldn't hurt so much that I would use them just once or twice a year or so.

#8
Oh, I just noticed that I haven't tested the Samyang 8mm f/2.8 II (APS-C) either.

That's certainly the gold standard among the el-cheapos .. although that one costs 270-300USD already. 

#9
I am surprised no one has made a manual focus dedicated fisheye for Full Frame mirrorless yet. The Samyang 12mm 2.8 is available for e mount but is an SLR lens with a built in adapter and is unnecessarily large. 

#10
Quote:I think they mean a brass core.......not copper, a common error.
 

This is a common translation issue from Chinese.  Since brass is an alloy of copper, it's not totally incorrect (i.e. copper alloy).  Sometimes brass is wrongly translated to bronze, which is less correct.  Brass is an alloy of copper with zinc, bronze is an alloy of copper with tin; there should be no ambiguity.  

 

Another jarring translation is that steel is often translated to "iron".  Also, technically not incorrect (steel is an alloy of iron). 
  


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