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Can a $340 Chinese Leica lens be any good?


I've finally had time to test my 7Artisans 50 1.1 on my M240.
Impressions - it has the 6 bit coding (supposedly for a Noctilux 1.0) but my camera does not pick it up.
It also sometimes - not all the time, has purple edging on the right side of the frame. By not all the time, I mean even using the same aperture. I'm sure there are ways of removing this in post, but putting it out there.
All the Leica 50mm profile lens coding options in LR that I have tried have not been great. I've removed barrel distortion manually and saved that as a profile.
Wide open - Leica glow! Which if this was a Leica that cost 5 times as much fanbois would be tripping over themselves saying how great it is. And of course vignetting, just like a $11,000 Noctilux .95

Stopped down, sharp as any lens is sharp stopped down. I'm almost thinking this would be a better lens on film.
But, it's still pretty darn sweet given that this thing is in the $300 range, new!
No issues with fit on M240, M7, M5, M4-2, M3ss. On an M3ds really tight fit and the lens release button collar scratched the lens.
No this won't replace my Leica glass. Or my Zeiss. Or my Voigtlander etc etc. It's another lens for a certain look, and again, an amazing deal at the price point.

A selection of images from walking around with it today. Most at 1.1, a few stopped down :

AbbottKinney7ArtisansS-4 by desmolicious, on Flickr

AbbottKinney7ArtisansS-5 by desmolicious, on Flickr

AbbottKinney7ArtisansS-8 by desmolicious, on Flickr

AbbottKinney7ArtisansS-7 by desmolicious, on Flickr

AbbottKinney7ArtisansS-9 by desmolicious, on Flickr

AbbottKinney7ArtisansS-13 by desmolicious, on Flickr

AbbottKinney7ArtisansS-10 by desmolicious, on Flickr

AbbottKinney7ArtisansS-12 by desmolicious, on Flickr

AbbottKinney7ArtisansS-11 by desmolicious, on Flickr

AbbottKinney7ArtisansS-14 by desmolicious, on Flickr

AbbottKinney7ArtisansS-16 by desmolicious, on Flickr

AbbottKinney7ArtisansS-18 by desmolicious, on Flickr

AbbottKinney7ArtisansS-15 by desmolicious, on Flickr

AbbottKinney7ArtisansS-6 by desmolicious, on Flickr

AbbottKinney7ArtisansS-2 by desmolicious, on Flickr



Sep 25, 2017 at 02:58 AM





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