The Chinese lens maker has been busy of late, announcing a special edition yellow version of its 27mm f/2.8 APS-C prime lens and unveiling the 56mm f/1.8 portrait lens for crop sensors earlier this month.
The new 10mm f/2, which offers a 15mm equivalent focal length on most APS-C cameras, sports a full-metal body, a bright f/2 aperture, promises “nearly zero” distortion, and is available for E, Z, Z, RF, and Micro Four Thirds lens mounts. Notably, on a Micro Four Thirds camera, the 10mm f/2 lens will be equivalent to a 20mm prime thanks to the more significant two times crop factor. Perhaps the most impressive feature of the new ultra-wide lens is not a feature at all, but its affordable $159 price tag.
The lens has been designed for night sky, landscape, architecture, and environmental portrait photography. Unlike some similarly wide lenses, the TTArtisan 10mm f/2 accepts front filters via a specialized 72mm filter holder. This is wider than the lens’ typical diameter, so users who don’t need filters can remove the holder and use a narrower lens cap on the lens.
The manual lens can focus as close as 0.25 meters (0.82 feet) and includes a detailed focus scale on the lens barrel. The lens also has a manual clicked aperture ring and an eight-bladed aperture diaphragm. The aperture ranges from f/2 to f/16.
In total, the lens includes 13 lens elements organized across 10 groups. There are a pair of high-refractive-index elements and two aspherical glass elements. TTArtisan promises sharp performance and high image quality for photo and video applications.
Depending on the selected lens mount, the lens weighs between 333 and 345 grams (11.7 to 12.2 ounces).
YouTuber and photographer Richard Wong has published a review of the new lens, which can be seen below.
Pricing and Availability
The TTArtisan 10mm f/2 APSH. APS-C lens is available to order now directly through TTArtisan for $159. All five mount options are shipping, including Sony E, Fujifilm X, Nikon Z, Canon RF, and M43. Complete details and specifications are available on the TTArtisan website.
Image credits: TTArtisan