Chinese lens manufacturer 7Artisans, known for their budget-friendly products, has just released a new 18mm f/6.3 pancake lens for APS-C camera systems.
The ultra-compact fixed-focus lens is constructed of six elements in four groups. The 18mm focal length is roughly a 27mm equivalent on most APS-C sensors, it has a minimum focusing distance of 35cm and it weighs just 51g.
“The 7 Artisans 18mm f/6.3 is an enjoyable toy lens, you can use it as a body cap on your camera! It is highly pocketable and for street photography, indoor shoot you get some nice sharp photos provided your subject is at 3m minimum. The look is vintage with strong vignetting and vintage colors (average contrast and faded colors). The Lens suffers in bright conditions of strong purple color shift and low resistance to flare,” says the photographer Marc Alahadeff in his blog.
The lens is being offered for Canon EF-M, Fujifilm X, Micro Four Thirds, and Sony E mount camera systems. It’s available to purchase for on Amazon and other authorized 7Artisans retailers for only $69.
More info on 7Artisans’ website.