Other TTArtisan 50mm F2 E-mount lens reviews

reviews found: 1   
reviewer#46902 date: Nov-22-2022
sharpness: 3.5
color: 5
build: 4
distortion: 3
flare control: 3
overall: 3.7
tested on:
  • film camera:Film camera
  • APS-C: 6MP6 MP; 10MP10 MP; 12MP12 MP; 14MP14 MP; 16MP16 MP; 20MP20 MP; 24MP24 MP
  • full frame: 12MP12 MP; 24MP24 MP; 36MP36 MP; 42MP42 MP; 61MP61 MP
ownership:I have experience with this lens
compared to:Minolta 40 F1.7
Konica AR 40 F1.8
Canon EF 40 F2.8 STM
Pentax-M 40 F2.8
Pentax-DA 40 F2.8 XS
Pentax-FA 43 F1.8 Limited
Rokinon 45 F1.8 FE
Tamron SP 45 F1.8 USD (VC & non VC)
Minolta MD 45 F2
Sigma 45 F2.8 DG DN C
Rokinon 50 F1.2
Yongnuo 50 F1.4
Zeiss C/Y 50 F1.4 Planar
Canon EF 50 F1.4 USM
Sigma 50 F1.4 EX DG HSM
Minolta MD 50 F1.4 & AF & Sony (D)
Meike 50 F1.7
Minolta MD 50 F1.7 & AF & RS
Sony FE 50 F1.8
Canon EF 50 F1.8 STM
Yongnuo YN50 F1.8S DF DSM
Fotasy 50 F1.8
Konica AR 50 F1.8
Vivitar 50 F1.8
Sony DT 50 F1.8 SAM
Sony E 50 F1.8 OSS
Minolta MD 50 F2
Neewer/Meike/Vivitar 50 F2
Konica AR 52 F1.8
Minolta MC 55 F1.7
Sony FE 55 F1.8 Sonnar
Minolta SR 55 F2
Lensbaby 56 F1.6
Konica AR 57 F1.4
Minolta MC 58 F1.4
price paid:84 USD (new)
positive:Compact size
Clicked aperture at the front
Mushy corners
Reversed aperture control
Aperture accuracy
Fancy box with tamper seals
No hood included
Screw-on lens cap
No electronics
comment:This lens has gotten a lot of online hype. I had wondered if it was a modified version of the Kaxinda 50 mm F2.4--a lens which was marketed to crop sensor cameras. It is a similar size and weight with the same number of optical elements and groups. So far my impression of TTArtisan is poor. The Thinking Artisan should perhaps rethink their priorities.

While the full-frame corners are brighter than those from crop sensor lens used on full-frame, they are not as sharp. The center is not as sharp either. The brightness does seem closer to F2.4 than to F2 like the APS-C.

It has mostly moderate pincushion distortion with some reversal in the extreme corners which makes correction difficult without a profile. The APS-C lens did have more pincushion distortion.

The angle-of-view is slightly tighter than the Minolta 50 F1.7s. I don't have a 52 on hand for direct comparison.

The similar Meike 50 F2 and 50 F1.7 primes are much better optically. The Sony FE 50 F1.8 is in higher class optically but is also larger and more expensive. If you don't mind a larger lens with AF check out the Yongnuo YN50 F1.4.
reviews found: 1   

rating summary

lens image
  • total reviews: 1
  • sharpness: 3.50
  • color: 5.00
  • build: 4.00
  • distortion: 3.00
  • flare control: 3.00
  • overall: 3.70

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