Two months ago, the young but productive Chinese lens company TTArtisan stated that it had built a new 50mm f/1.4 tilt lens specifically for Sony E-mount and Leica L-mount cameras. TTArtisan has now announced that it will be releasing this lens.
This identical optic is now available for devices with Canon’s RF mount, Nikon’s Z-mount, and Fujifilm’s X-mount.
The brand new 500mm lens can be used with either full-frame or cropped APS-C cameras, and it provides an equivalent focal length of 75mm when used with the latter of these two types of cameras. This lens is available now. In addition to that, it has a design that consists of seven different elements that are divided into six distinct groups.
According to the lens manufacturer, the optics included within it have a high refractive index glass element that helps reduce distortion and aspherical aberration. This subsequently results in an increased degree of sharpness and improved rendering precision.
Because this is a tilt-shift lens, the only focusing mode available on it is manual. Even though it is very practicable, it may not be something that certain photographers find helpful.
In addition, it has a minimum focus distance of 50 centimeters (19.7 inches) and a range of f/2.8 to f/16 that can be adjusted through a clicking aperture ring, which is made possible by a diaphragm with 12 blades. Additionally, the lens comes equipped with a 62mm front filter that is incorporated right in.
According to TTArtisan, the lens has been designed for professional video production by having a focus and aperture ring built to replicate the capabilities of most cinema lenses. This makes the lens convenient for professional video production.
Regarding the particulars of the tilt mechanism, it enables the lens to be tilted to the extent of up to ninety degrees. This provides the lens with exceptional versatility and lets it be used to change the image perspective to produce what TTArtisan referred to as a “Lilliput” appearance. This is a photography perspective in which the camera is tilted dramatically, making the things being focused on appear unnaturally small.
On the other hand, TTArtisan asserts that their product is superior so long as the tilt function is not utilized.
“There is no difference between the lens and a regular 50mm f/1.4 lens when the tilt function is not used,”
In other words, on account of the lens’s focal length, you can use it for standard photography views.
TTArtisan goes into further detail,
“When taking pictures, we often encounter the need to only make some areas clear and other areas blurred. But using a tilt lens can meet this need without changing the aperture, and making photos more artistic.”
The TTArtisan 50mm f/1.4 full-frame tilt lens variation for Canon RF, Fuji X, and Nikon Z-mount cameras can now be purchased from B&H for the highly reasonable price of $199. This lens is compatible with all three of those camera mounts. Each of the five different camera mounts compatible with the lens has a special edition that can be purchased.