Normally, lenses with wide maximum apertures, such as f/1.4, sit at the expensive end of the spectrum, costing anywhere from several hundred to multiple thousands of dollars. And so, a new 35mm f/1.4 lens that costs just $73 is sure to turn some heads, but can it actually turn in decent images? This excellent video review takes a look at the TTArtisan 35mm f/1.4 to answer that question.
Coming to you from Christopher Frost, this great video review takes a look at the TTArtisan 35mm f/1.4 lens. Designed for various APS-C sensors, the 35mm f/1.4 unsurprisingly uses a manual focus design, but impressively, it still produces perfectly acceptable images, making it a very intriguing option if you do not need to track fast action. Of course, you should not expect clinical levels of sharpness out of such a lens, but altogether, the photos are helped by features like a 10-blade diaphragm for smoother bokeh, and if you need a lens you can take into a variety of situations without worrying about an expensive repair bill if you damage it, the 35mm f/1.4 looks to be quite reasonable. Check out the video above for Frost’s full thoughts on the lens.