TTArtisan has recently released a couple of new versions for its TTArtisan 21mm F/1.5 ASPH lens, which is now available in Sony E, Nikon Z, Canon RF, Panasonic L-mount as well as the already available Leica-M original prime. Let’s take a closer look at this affordable, fully manual lens that covers full-frame sensors!
If you’re new to TTArtisan, the young Chinese company was founded in 2019 and specializes in affordable photography lenses. In less than two years, they have already released five lenses for Leica-M cameras. Recently, they started expanding their lineup with additional lens mounts. Last year, we already reported about the TTArtisan 50mm F1.2 Lens for APS-C/M43 cameras.
TTArtisan continues to slump its lenses for full-frame mirrorless cameras with the recent addition of the 21mm F/1.5 ASPH in Sony E, Nikon Z, Canon RF and Panasonic L-mounts.
TTArtisan 21mm F/1.5 ASPH – Features
Like every other TTArtisan lenses, the 21mm F/1.5 ASPH is a fully manual lens with a maximum aperture of F/1.5 and a close focus distance of only 0.7m/2.3ft.
At the moment, it is available in five different lens mounts (not interchangeable): Sony E, Nikon Z, Canon RF, Panasonic L and Leica-M mounts. No matter the lens mount, the 21mm F/1.5 ASPH covers full-frame sensors.
However, as you can see in the image above, each version has different dimensions. In terms of weight, the lens is around 410g.
The lens design consists of 13 elements in 11 groups. The aperture diaphragm consists of 10 rounded blades, and the filter diameter is 72mm.
Price and availability
The TTArtisan 21mm F/1.5 ASPH is available now for $239 in every lens mount, except the Leica-M version that retails for $429. At this price point, I don’t see any real competition; even the Rokinon/Samyang 21mm F/1.4, which was the most affordable 21mm wide-angle lens on the market, is $399. We’ll have to wait a bit to see how this TTArtisan lens does in real life.
For more information please visit TTArtisan’s website here.
What do you think about this new TTArtisan lens? Do you often shoot with a 21mm wide-angle prime lens? Don’t hesitate to let us know in the comments below!