Wide-aperture lenses are quite popular for a variety of creative uses and technical requirements, but they can also be highly expensive. The 7artisans Photoelectric 35mm f/0.95 is just $249, and this excellent video review takes a look at how it performs in practice.
Coming to you from Dustin Abbott, this great video review takes a look at the 7artisans Photoelectric 35mm f/0.95 lens. 7artisans has made a name for themselves with their extremely affordable lenses, and the 35mm f/0.95 continues that trend, coming in at just $249. Of course, the one drawback of the lens' ultra-affordable price is that it is manual focus only, but given the variety of manual focus aids on modern mirrorless cameras, it is a lot easier to work with such a lens than it used to be. It comes with a variety of other useful features, however, including:
- Two ultra-low dispersion elements for reduced chromatic aberrations
- Depth of field and distance scales for pre-focusing and zone focusing
- De-clicked aperture for video work
- 12-blade diaphragm for extra-smooth bokeh
No doubt, for anyone who enjoys ultra-narrow depth of field or who needs all the light-gathering power they can get their hands on, the 35mm f/0.95 looks like quite the interesting and affordable option. Check out the video above for Abbott's full thoughts on the lens.