Chinese camera lens manufacturer 7artisans has expanded its lineup of Nikon Z Mount lenses to include a 10mm f/2.8 Fisheye ($270), 55mm f/1.4 II ($130), and the 60mm f/2.8 II Macro ($180).
All three lenses were previously available for other mounts but are now coming to Nikon Z-mount. 7artisans tells PetaPixel that the lenses will not be officially announced until later this month and as a result, the current prices may change, but all three are currently available for pre-order through the Photo Rumors Store.
These lenses join a rapidly growing list of interesting and budget-friendly manual lenses for Nikon Z-mount and other mirrorless systems. The addition of the fisheye, portrait, and macro lenses will offer even more creative options for photographers and videographers seeking low-cost lenses that mount natively Nikon Z-mount cameras, a system that hasn’t seen many new lens options in recent months. The additional lenses all have de-clicking aperture and focus rings which also allow them to smoothly transition for use in the video space as well.
The $270 10mm f/2.8 Fisheye lens weighs 570 grams and is constructed of 11 elements in eight groups and has an aperture range of f/2.8 to f/22. The lens also has an eight-bladed diaphragm and provides a 178-degree field of view. It has a minimum focusing distance of 0.17 meters (6.7 inches).
The $130 55mm f/1.4 II lens weighs 358 grams and features a construction of six elements in five groups and has an aperture range of f/1.4 to f/16. The lens has a nine-bladed aperture diaphragm, a 29.5-degree field of view, and a minimum focusing distance of 0.42m (16.5 inches). The 55mm lens can also accept filters with its 52mm thread.
The $180 60mm f/2.8 II Macro Lens weighs 339 grams and has a construction of 11 elements in eight groups and has an aperture range of f/2.8 to f/22. The 60m meters share the nine-bladed diaphragm found on the 55mm, provides a 26.4-degree field of view and has a minimum focusing distance of 0.175 meters (6.9 inches).
The lenses are pretty bare-bones as far as features go, and lack anything like vibration reduction or additional custom function buttons that many are used to seeing on modern lenses, but the low price should make up for that. All three of these lenses are designed for use across various sensors, including full-frame and APS-C systems such as the E, R, L, M43, FX, EOS-M, and now also Nikon Z-Mount.
While these lenses seem to be aimed at still photographers, they may also be useful additions to a videographer’s kit as well. You can see the sample images from each of the lenses below:
The lenses for Nikon Z will be officially available from the 7artisans website and affiliated vendors by the end of May.