Here are the technical specifications of the new 7artisans 75mm f/1.25 lens for Leica M-mount: And the first 7artisans 75mm f/1.25 sample photos from Weibo: More sample photos from Instagram: View this post on Instagram #7artisans 75mm f1.25 photo by CHENMINGXI A post shared by 陈明曦 (@leicachen_china) on Apr 12, 2019 at 8:33pm …
The 7Artisans super-speed lens is now on sale, delivery starts in September. Under $500 with tax and shipping, ordered from the US.
I could not resist. I will be comparing it with the Canon 85/1.5, which I picked up for about the same price.
The new lens is stated to be based on a Sonnar, but from the optical diagram looks more like a Double-Gauss design. I would like to see that explained. F1.25 is fast, 1/2 stop faster than an F1.5 and the lens is less than 1/2 the price of the Voigtlander 75/1.5. Under 5% of the cost of the Leica Noctilux.
I'll post back when I get the lens, will test it out on the M9 and M Monochrom. The 50/1.1 sharpens up quite a bit with a Yellow filter on the M Monochrom. I'll be interested in what this one does.