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In this video I have a terrible hair day. Also, I check out the 7artisans 35mm F1.2 Large Aperture Prime APS-C Aluminum Lens for Sony E Mount and compare it to the Neewer or Meike MK-E-35-1.7 35mm F1.7 Large Aperture Manual Prime Fixed Lens.
I think Meike lens model is after the old Japan lens like Takumar, while 7artisans is after the old rusian lens like Industar.
Good thing I love vintage lenses so both lenses look appealing for me.
I've been thinking to replace my cctv 35mm f1.6 lens with something better. This review is just what I need. Thanks.
TechnologyMafia actually I'm thinking to get a wide and a wide/normal lenses (something like 12mm and 25mm. Maybe only one or maybe both). What would you suggest for video? Your reviews for the Sony 16mm and 20mm didn't convince me much and the Sigma 19mm either because it's expensive for not being able to use its auto focus. Any chance to have a video comparing cheap lens with those Sony and Sigma on the next week? My girlfriend is going to the USA and it's very expensive to buy in Brazil. It's a good opportunity because my budget is low
Hi! I love your channel and always refer for your reviews and comparisons all the time.
I was wondering if you ever considered doing a lens favorites for your different camera bodies?
I have the a5100 that I use for vlogging and traveling with it because my lenses are much smaller for that and the a6300 as well that I use for higher quality video and pictures.
I was looking for a better quality lens for the a5100, but I'm scared to make an investment on a more expensive lens for my a5100 and it not match up to the quality of the camera (if that makes sense).
Is there a specific lens that you would recommend for the a5100 for portraits and vlogging purposes more than others?
Thanks a ton!!!
Hello, can you please make a comparison video of the Neewer f1.7 35mm lens with new sony 18-135 lens or with the 16-50 kit lens? Thank you for your nice videos, I am an avid follower of your videos. :)
I buy the Meike (or Neewer) 35mm F/1.7, yes its budget friendly manual focus lens, good for portrait with smooth bokeh. But's it's a manual lens, not recomended for taking quick shot.
Using the lens 3 times on vacation, and I'm sold it. Manual lens not for me. Using manual lens takes a time to focus, and my wife can't use this lens to take a pictures, all ended with blurry focus. I decided to buy Sony 35mm F/1.8 later, and I'm very satisfied with this lens, very quick focus and no need to rotate the ring for focusing. ;)
I wondered when you'd do these two! Great job as always, dude. I'd go with the 7artisans as well. Having the Sigma 30 and the Sony 35, I probably won't ever go after it, but I always love being knowledgeable about them...
Another great video, thanks for helping make my lens decisions easier for my A6300. Would you consider making a video on how you focus your videos and photo's with your sony alpha cameras. Keep up the really good content
Do you ever take calipers to actually measure the aperture? I ask because between 1:45-2:00 you show the aperture openings on both and the 7artisans is a claimed 1.2, but the aperture opening, despite being the same focal length, appears smaller. Furthermore, at 3:30 when you show the shots of the 7artisans at 1.2 and 1.7 side by side, the images look identical aside from a lack of sharpness on the 1.2. Curious if that 1.2 really measures at a 29mm opening to validate that 1.2 claim.
I was going to wait for this video before making my decision. But I went ahead and bought the 7Artisans. Have been using it for a month or so and I'm very happy with it. The images were clean and sharp. Assigning Focus Magnifier to C1 button helps a lot with focusing. Great in low light environment. Used it in a few b/w street photography sessions, very happy with the result. A previous video mentioned this lens has red flare. Using a hood pretty much solves the problem. Have not used any Meike lens before, but I would still recommend the 7Artisans.
I have used the A7ii and own the A7R2 but going back to my A6300. The image quality is not worth the extra price going up to full frame. Going to do my own vlog on this as you will be very surprised. I tested the A7R2 using 16-35 F4 vs A6300 with kit lens and was shocked to be honest. However it depends what you want and use the camera for at end of the day. Oh and have deep pockets.
I hope he doesn't to be fair. He clearly has a life (and job!) outside his channel, and might not think going FF is worth the expense (unless his channel goes absolutely crazy with subs of course). I like the fact he stays loyal to the A6+ range, and reviews at the cheap to moderate end with APS-C lenses and kit. There are plenty of other channels dealing with FF, and many former A6 shooters have since moved on (like Chris Burress and Jason Vong, etc.).
Do you like to use manual assist, peaking level, and/or zebra stripes with manual focus lenses on your a6000? I don’t own a f/1.2 lens, so I’m not sure how accurate the focus needs to be for things like portraits when it’s wide open.
Nice review. 7artisans looks like a good option. I already have the Neewer though, so I'll keep it. Love the 25mm 7artisans lens. It's one of my favorites. I've been trying lots of vintage lenses, thanks to your review of the Helios a while back. :)
7artisans seems to have more pixie-dust and unicorn stuff in it's insides. It is technically way worse than my Fuji XF 35mm f/1.4 if looking just pure performance, but still the images it produces have something special in them. It is cheap, extremely pleasant to use and focus, has great build quality (for the price), is really, really small and has a very pleasant look in it's images. And finally, I don't care much about the corners as they are oof anyways most of the time. Couldn't recommend it more. ;)
TechnologyMafia i do have the 55-210 and a 55 7artisans but nothing between so I took a look of lenses with adapters on the website of PhillipReeve.net there is some review for a7 fullframe like the Minolta 2.5 100md with adapters but on native E-mount it’s really the desert under 400 US dollars, I m still searching...😅
Actually, looking at 7artisans - Sigma 30mm f2.8 is pretty close in price, has autofocus, no vignetting, and it's one of the sharpest lenses wide open. I would say I would recommend that more compared to the 7artisans. Meike is good if you are on a REALLY tight budget.
TechnologyMafia That is absolutely true, but my blind guess is, even if you stop these down to 2.8, Sigma would be sharper wide open.
Also, having a fast lens is awesome, but having a shallow depth of field will mean, you will miss the focus a lot.
Imagine you would use these for street photography - even for experienced people it can easily happen, that you miss focus 4 out of 10.
Anyhow, I'm a huge fan, please continue what you are doing, it's extremely valuable.
Cheers from Hungary
Sigma is on another league. It is autofocus, writes exif data, it's lighter (OK it's close at140 vs 150), has better colors, sharper across the frame even at 2.8, nearly no vignetting and chromatic aberrations and nearly no flaring.. Speed isn't everything (if you really need speed as well, save for the Sigma 1.4)
Hi technology mafia, I am recently using a6500. Since, your reviews are the best, I watched so far, do you think the Sony FE 85 mm 1.8 would be a good choice for a6500? I have noticed, that a school of thought believes that full frame lenses do not work it's best on a crop sensor body. What do you think???
Hi Arthur, i'm Larry Low from Singapore. I have been watching your videos for some time as a guide and it really helped. Thank you.
• As with your goodself, I'm also a user of Sony a6000 & a6500. (amateur filmmaker)
• And, i was wondering if you would be able to review this following adpater for manual lenses; which is suppose to give any Sony camera the ability to AF with any manual lens - thru phase detection.
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• Once again, Thank You very much 😉
ps: looking forward to your next docu-drama style video.. 😆
It depends on what I'm shooting. Since the majority of my lenses are vintage, I've gotten used to using manual for the majority of my static/stationary shots since there is no auto focus will work with them. When I'm hiking with my family or the movement is fast, I usually suffer with my auto focus being below average with the kit lens. Since my Panasonic G85 hunts focus all the time, I actually prefer using it in manual, and it also helps that I'm not too picky about ever shot being perfectly in focus. 😃
dude what just happend to sont on amazon?? i went to get the sigma 16 mm and its NOW $600 where i saved it and everywhere and the A6500 dropped to $1,298 !!!! this is crazy right after i got my camera....i need the sigma 16mm if you sell your lol $400
I think I will keep my Meike 35mm. The bokeh is not much different. Yes more light. But the very annoying thing is smeared corner. If I crop the corner, it will be like 40mm or more. And with extra $60? I will live with Meike, even though it is less sharp than 7artisans in the center. Anyway thanks for this comparison. It holds me to buy the 7artisans 35mm 1.2. Have a nice day mate.
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