TTArtisan has announced a new 50mm f/2 full-frame manual focus lens. Though not the fastest “nifty fifty” in the company arsenal, the standard focal length lens has a natural viewing angle and the company says it has a fast enough aperture to provide high performance in low light.
The 50mm f/2 is constructed of six elements organized into five groups, with two high refraction index elements to control spherical aberrations. This portrait-length lens is also completely manual, with a minimum focusing distance of 19.69 inches (50 centimeters).
The manual aperture iris is a 10-bladed diaphragm, which TTArtisan says translates to a smooth and circular bokeh. It also features a clicked aperture ring that has full stop marks from f/2 to f/16.
By the numbers, the angle of view of the 50mm f/2 is 45 degrees for full-frame cameras and 32 degrees for APS-C cameras. According to TTArtisan, the viewing angle is so close to that of the human eye, that it produces “neither too much deformation, nor too compressed space” in the focal length.
Described as extremely compact and lightweight, the TTArtisan 50mm f/2 full frame lens is 60mm wide and 35mm deep, and weighs around 7.05 ounces (200 grams), making it easy to add to anyone’s camera bag for those natural-looking candids and portraits. The lens also has a 43mm filter size.
The lens is designed to fit on multiple platforms, including DSLRs and mirrorless cameras, and is currently in stock for Nikon Z, Fujifilm X, Canon M, and Micro Four-thirds mounts. TTArtisan is also taking pre-orders for Sony E, Leica L, and Canon RF mounts. The lens also comes with front and rear caps, a manual, a warranty card, and an old-school sturdy storage box.
TTArtisan states that RF and L mount lenses will be processed on July 28th, while the preorder for E mount orders will be processed on July 22th. The other mounts are in the normal delivery period time frame.
Perhaps the most standout feature of the lens is the price: it retails for just $69, or $75 with a 43mm lens hood (although the company provides regular discounts that will bring the optic down even lower in price).