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TTArtisan 50mm f/1.2 lens out in silver for Leica L-mount

April 22, 2022

TTArtisan’s 50mm f/1.2 APS-C silver lens is now out in Leica L-mount after previously being available in Sony E-mount, Canon EOS M-mount, Fujifilm X-mount, Nikon Z-mount and Micro Four Thirds (Olympus and Panasonic) versions.

The manual focus lens was originally announced in a black barrel version back in December 2020 in Sony E, Canon EOS M, Fujifilm X and Micro Four Thirds mounts.

The black-barrelled Nikon Z-mount and Leica L-mount versions of the 50mm f/1.2 lens were subsequently announced in late April 2021.

The TTArtisan 50mm f/1.2 lens shown in its silver and black versions

The TTArtisan 50mm f/1.2 lens shown in its silver and black versions

Silver versions

The silver versions of the 50mm lens in all mounts listed (bar the Leica L-mount) became available to order from early April 2022.

News of the availability of the Leica L-mount silver version broke on the Photo Rumors website.

It’s believed that TTArtisan specifically developed a silver versions of the 50mm optic in order to fit in with the styling of such cameras as the Nikon Z fc.

Indeed TTArtisan launched the 50mm f/1.2, its 35mm f/1.4 and its 17mm f/1.4 APS-C format manual focus lenses to ‘match’ the design of the Nikon Z fc camera.

The silver TTArtisan 50mm f/1.2 mirrorless APS-C lens shown on a Nikon Z fc camera

The silver TTArtisan 50mm f/1.2 mirrorless APS-C lens shown on a Nikon Z fc camera

TTArtisan 50mm f/1.2 APS-C lens – key features

  • Mounts: E, EOS-M, X, Z, L, Micro Four Thirds
  • Focusing method: manual operation
  • Minimum focusing distance: 0.5m
  • Filter size: 52mm
  • Max aperture: f/.1.2
  • Min aperture: f/16
  • Frame type: APS-C/M43
  • Closest focusing distance: 0.5m
  • Diaphragm Blades: 10
  • Optical design: 7 elements in 5 groups
  • Weight: approx. 336g
The TTArtisan 50mm f1.2 APS-C format lens in its silver versions

The TTArtisan 50mm f1.2 APS-C format lens in its silver versions

Mainly for portraits

TTArtisan says that its APS-C 50mm f/1.2 lens is specialised for portraiture.

It has a full-frame equivalent focal length of 75mm and the large f/1.2 aperture can help photographers to  easily get an aesthetic blur effect whilst highlighting the subject.

The company says, ‘The 10 aperture blades will produce two different shapes of facula (bright spots) when the aperture is fully opened and reduced, which bring you different photography effects.’

The TTArtisan 50mm f/1.2 silver for Leica L-mount

The TTArtisan 50mm f/1.2 silver for Leica L-mount

Find out more…

To find out more about the full range of TTArtisan lenses and accessories just go to the TTArtisan website.


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