7Artisans 35mm f2 Sonnar-Design lens review

M. Valdemar

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Aug 5, 2013
104
New York City
I ordered one of these lenses. It was $289 with free shipping on eBay. eBay had a one day 20% off sale so I bought this lens for $231 a couple of days ago.

I'll report back and take some photos when I get it. It appears that it is being shipped direct from factory in Shenzhen, China.
 

M. Valdemar

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Aug 5, 2013
104
New York City
Got the lens today. Nicely packaged, as I suspected direct from Shenzhen factory. 12 days to reach NYC, USA.

Lens is heavy, well-made.

Initial few snaps with Sony A7II are very good. Sharp, with a somewhat cool color cast.

I have absolutely no time this week since busy with work but I will post results perhaps this weekend. Initially, I'm very pleased, especially at the price. Subjectively, the lens "feels" much more expensive.
 

Jonathan F/2

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Aug 21, 2011
104
Los Angeles, USA
Quick question for those who have this lens. How are the corners? I also have a Voigtlander 40mm 1.4 Nokton, that I usually shoot at f2-2.8 for daily shooting. The lens is very sharp stopped down and I only shoot wide open when I need the light gathering at night.

Can I expect better corner performance with the 7Artisans 35mm f2 or are the corners also somewhat soft? If so I'll probably just stick to the Voigtlander. Thanks!
 

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