A Review of the Tiny TTArtistan 28mm f/5.6 Lens

TTArtisan makes some of the most affordable lenses currently available, and the 28mm f/5.6 is no exception to that trend, offering a relatively wide angle focal length in a lens that fits in the palm of your hand. Can it offer image quality too? This great video review takes a look at what you can expect. 

Coming to you from Christopher Frost, this excellent video review takes a look at the TTArtistan 28mm f/5.6 lens. At just 5.3 ounces (151 g), the 28mm f/5.6 is remarkably small (and rather pleasing to look at), but, of course, it uses a rather simple optical design to be so portable. This means you should not expect top-shelf image quality out of it, though it is worth considering other characteristics that make it desirable. With such a discreet footprint, a wide focal length, and a narrow maximum aperture, the 28mm f/5.6 seems like it is ideal for street photography, especially if you are an "f/8 and be there" sort of shooter who values a lens that is easy to use and that stays out of your way over one that is clinically sharp. And it is certainly much cheaper than most M mount lenses, and you can adapt it to most mirrorless mounts. Check out the video above for Frost's full thoughts on the lens. 

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Alex Cooke is a Cleveland-based portrait, events, and landscape photographer. He holds an M.S. in Applied Mathematics and a doctorate in Music Composition. He is also an avid equestrian.

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