A twitter friend posted the other week that he was selling a recently purchased lens for a really good price that I could not refuse.
I have the Voigtlander 35mm Ultron f1.7 for my Leica M2 so the chance to add a 50mm to my bag was welcomed.
The 7 Artisans 50mm f1.1 is a pretty impressive piece of kit to be honest, it felt really well built and is pretty heavy to boot.
And when attached to the M2 it felt well balanced but it was noticeably heavy when carrying but was great to shoot.
I loaded a roll of Kodak Ektar and set out to test how well it performed.
The viewfinder on the M2 is lovely and bright normally but maybe it was in my head but it did seem brighter and the focusing patch was very easy to get focus quickly.
The lens barrel did creep into the finder but not into the 50mm framelines so it was not a problem.
Anyway here is a selection of images shot at various apertures … only the one of my son at the end was shot wide open at f1.1 as it was too bright when I was out and didn’t have an ND filter with me.
Overall I am extremely pleased with the lens, it is not as sharp as the Ultron wide open or even at f2.8 but how it renders the out of focus areas is lovely so its a keeper for me for sure.
Anyway thanks for looking ….
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