I just received the new 7Artisans 35mm f/0.95 lens and I’m really excited to show you the lab results in this article. This is the fastest aperture lens I have ever used and it’s pretty incredible to say the least.
The 7Artisans 35mm f/0.95 lens is designed for APS-C crop factor cameras like my Sony A6400 and goes for about $250 US. This lens is also made for several other camera mounts like Fuji and Canon for example.
The 7Artisans 35mm f/0.95 lens is a fully manual design and feels really well made in the hands. My full lens review is coming soon, but for now some quick lab testing for those pixel peepers out there like myself 😉
Full Lab Scene w/ 100% Crops
Please click on the thumbnails for a larger view.
Minimum Focus Distance Test
After looking at the lab testing photos in detail I can tell you the 7Artisans 35mm f/0.95 lens is pretty impressive overall. The lens is definitely a little soft at f/0.95 in the center area, but not that bad at all. It sharpens up nicely as you close the aperture down and by f/2.8 it really starts to tack up in the center area. The corners are a bit soft as expected and by around f/5.6 they are looking pretty darn sharp.
When it comes to the minimum focus distance testing I placed the quarter at an angle this time due to depth of field being so incredible shallow. This made sure some part of the quarter would be in the focus range and you can see the pretty significant purple and green fringing. That fringing starts to go away at f/2 and is pretty much gone at f/5.6-f/8 range. This is easily fixable in Lightroom, but it’s important to note nonetheless.
That is it for the lab testing and please stay tuned for the full review with lots of real world testing which at the end of day matters more than the lab testing results. It is nice to see this baseline test though for sure, because lens flaws are real and it’s nice to know you get what you pay for when it comes to really expensive optics.
Please feel free to ask questions and/or comment below and I will catch up with you all later.