7Artisans 24mm f1.4 on Fujifilm X-PRO3

7Artisans has released a new lens, focal length 24mm with an maximum opening of 1.4. Again a mechanical extrem well build lens with clickless aperature ring that closes down to f16. The lens mount is tight but easy to mount. No play or any weakness. It´s a full metal manual lens. The smoothness of the run of the focos ring is a dream. it allows the full control of the field of depth without any lagging known from autofocus lenses used for manual focusing. Yes, it´s state of the art to focus with linear motors but nothing can replace the outstanding haptic of mechanical gearing on manual focussing. The well damped focussing is a dream and motivates me “old” guy to get creative and to explore the world with this light sensitive but still very compact lens.

Please stay tuned to see the first images made by this lens. A detailed report will follow.

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