7Artisans DJ-OPTICAL 35mm F2.0. Review from the reader Radozhiva

Review of 7Artisans DJ-OPTICAL 35mm F2.0 lens for Sony FE specially for Radozhiva prepared Roman Ukhanov.

7Artisans DJ-OPTICAL 35mm F2.0

7Artisans DJ-OPTICAL 35mm F2.0

The review shows 7Artisans 35mm F2.0 for Sony FE (full frame, but on the Internet there is information that is being done on other mounts for cropped cameras).

Now the Chinese market, although it is focused on copying, but what can not be taken away from it is the understanding of what the buyer needs. (Hi KMZ, releasing Jupiters-3 without popular bayonet mounts).

And so, going along the path of finding the perfect 'bokenator' I came across this miracle. 'Seven Artisans' is the translation of this lens and it attracted me for many reasons. Well, first of all: bokeh similar to the now fashionable Sigma ART. And the 10 aperture blades contribute greatly to this, as well as aperturewhich on 35s is usually 2.8 and darker.

Secondly: weight and compactness. Only 250 grams (I weighed it myself) and this is at the size of Jupiter 8. When you like to travel, you always want to take more equipment and carry less. And the universal focal length can replace many glasses.

And that was enough for me to buy this baby. The lack of autofocus did not scare me, on Sony a7 there is no problem with this.

7Artisans DJ-OPTICAL 35mm F2.0

7Artisans DJ-OPTICAL 35mm F2.0

The 7Artisans 35mm F2.0 feels like old manual glasses - the same metal and glass. Smoothly guided, the diaphragm changes with light clicks.

The open aperture is working, but you should not expect much from the lens for 12.000 rubles (new!). In terms of flare, it is very good, in the backlight they are minimal, and the retractable hood helps. The vignette is palpable.

The minimum focusing distance is 35 centimeters (measured with a ruler), but with macro rings in a backpack can be a good makrikom.

Of the features, I can only note the strange metal cover that covers the lenses. Usually they are made of plastic, but here it’s unusually heavy with a lock on only one side, and if you cover it as usual, it seems that it hangs. But if you twist it to the end, like a filter, then it sits like a glove.

Of the minuses, I can say that the diaphragm ring is small and you need to get used to it, especially if you have thick fingers. 43 mm filters are not the most popular.

Summing up, I can say that I was pleasantly surprised by the quality of the assembly materials, and, of course, by the magic picture. A rare combination of novelty, price and quality. I have not tried it on the crop, but I think it will easily go like fifty dollars.

All 7Artisans lenses:

For mirrorless cameras with APS-C or Micro 4/3 sensor:

  1. 7Artisans 4 mm F/2.8 (announcement) [EF-M, E, X, M4 / 3]
  2. 7Artisans 7.5 mm F/2.8 Fish-Eye (overview) [EF-M, E, X, M4 / 3, versions 2017 и 2019]
  3. 7Artisans 7.5 mm F / 2.8 Fish-Eye II (announcement) [EF-M, E, X, Z, M4 / 3]
  4. 7Artisans 12 mm F/2.8 (overview) [EF-M, E, X, M4 / 3]
  5. 7Artisans 12 mm F / 2.8 II (announcement) [EF-M, RF, E, X, Z, M4/3]
  6. 7Artisans 18 mm F/6.3 (announcement) [EF-M, E, X, M4 / 3]
  7. 7Artisans 18 mm F/6.3 NEW (announcement) [E, X, Z]
  8. 7Artisans 24 mm 1:1.4 (announcement) [EF-M, RF, E, X, Z, M4/3]
  9. 7Artisans 25 mm F/1.8 (overview) [EF-M, E, X, M4 / 3, black / silver]
  10. 7Artisans 25 mm F/0.95 (overview) [EF-M, Z, E, X, M4 / 3, RF, L]
  11. 7Artisans 27 mm F / 2.8 AF (announcement) [IS]
  12. 7Artisans 35 mm F/0.95 (overview) [EF-M, Z, E, X, RF, M4 / 3]
  13. 7Artisans 35 mm F/1.2 (overview) [EF-M, E, X, M4 / 3, black / silver]
  14. 7Artisans 35 mm F/1.2 II (overview) [Z, EF-M, E, X, M4 / 3, other optical design]
  15. 7Artisans 35 mm F/1.4 (overview) [Z, EF-M, E, X, RF, M4/3, black/silver]
  16. 7Artisans 50 mm F/1.8 (overview) [EF-M, E, X, M4 / 3, versions with 10 and 12 petals]
  17. 7Artisans 50 mm F/0.95 (overview) [EF-M, Z, E, X, RF, M4 / 3]
  18. 7Artisans 50 mm F / 1.4 Tilt-Shift (announcement) [E, X, M4/3]
  19. 7Artisans 55 mm F/1.4 (overview) [EF-M, E, X, M4 / 3, Leica L, black/silver]
  20. 7Artisans 55 mm F / 1.4 II (announcement) [EF-M, E, X, Z, M4 / 3]
  21. 7Artisans 60 mm F/2.8 Macro (overview) [EF-M, Z, E, X, RF, M4 / 3]
  22. 7Artisans 60 mm F / 2.8 Macro II (overview) [EF-M, Z, E, X, RF, L, M4/3]

For mirrorless full frame cameras (Full Frame):

  1. 7Artisans 9 mm F5.6 (overview) [RF, Z, E, L]
  2. 7Artisans 10 mm F / 2.8 Fisheye ED [RF, Z, E, L]
  3. 7Artisans 15 mm F/4 ASPH [RF, Z, E, L]
  4. 7Artisans 28 mm F/1.4 (overview) [Leica M only, two versions]
  5. 7Artisans 28 mm F / 5.6 wen [Leica M only]
  6. 7Artisans 35 mm F / 1.4 [IS]
  7. 7Artisans 35 mm F / 1.4 wen [Leica M only, different optical design]
  8. 7Artisans 35 mm F/2 (overview) [E, X, black / silver]
  9. 7Artisans 35 mm F/2 (overview) [Leica M only, different body design]
  10. 7Artisans 35 mm F/2 MARK II (announcement) [Leica M only, different body design]
  11. 7Artisans 35 mm F/5.6wen (overview) [Leica M + E, Z, L, RF, black, black & gold, silver & black, silver & gold]
  12. 7Artisans 50 mm F/1.05 APO (overview) [RF, Z, E, L]
  13. 7Artisans 50 mm F/1.1 (overview) [Leica M only, black / silver + 'Limited Gold'+'RED DRAGON SPECIAL EDITION']
  14. 7Artisans 50 mm F / 1.8 AF STM FE (announcement) [E/FE, Z]
  15. 7Artisans 75 mm F/1.25 [Leica M only]

For SLR cameras with APS-C sensor:

  1. 7Artisans 7.5mm 1:3.5 FISH-EYE (announcement) [only for EF/EFS]

Cinema lenses [E, L, Z, RF, X, M4/3]:

  1. APS-C: 12mm T2.9, 25mm T1.05, 35mm T1.05, 50mm T1.05
  2. S35: 24-96mm T2.9 (EF/PL)
  3. Full Frame: 14mm T2.9, 35mm T2, 50mm T2, 85mm T2

Drone Lenses:

These lenses are the easiest to find on Aliexpress from the official dealer 7Artisans.

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Comments: 30, on the topic: 7Artisans DJ-OPTICAL 35mm F2.0. Review from the reader Radozhiva


    Interesting experience
    If I am going to take a 35-ku, maybe I will stop the choice at 7A

  • Salavat

    And for me, the best 35 is still from Tamron: SP 35 mm F / 1,4 Di USD. And nothing else is needed.

    • Arkady Shapoval

      here are just:
      1) it is not under the crop (like this lens), which immediately changes both the weight and the price tag
      2) it is not mirrorless (like this lens), which immediately adds an adapter
      3) it is not in the version for Sony E

      • Rodion

        So this lens is actually full-frame.

        • Arkady Shapoval

          Yes, I'm wrong here, I apologize. Yes, he is full-frame.

      • Tim

        It became interesting, but what are the differences between crop and ff lenses that have the same focal length?

        • Valery A.

          Probably in a dark vignette on the FF with a crop lens. Although on many, only a bit of the corners are darkened. Now I think how the crooked samyang 16/2 will be in the FF, I have not found the info anywhere, but the offer is tempting. Does anyone know?

          • Tim

            I rather the opposite in terms of use on crop

            • Valery A.

              No problems.

            • Tim

              Because of the shorter length, the cropped ones should seem to be smaller, but here’s what the optical difference is, I don’t really catch

              • Alexey

                Nikon has no difference in working distance for DX and FX lenses.

              • Arkady Shapoval

                The rest also have no difference (Canon really has a mechanical limitation)

              • Rodion

                Crop lenses 35 mm are standard for this format and can be calculated as standard lenses if we are talking about UPC - i.e. roughly speaking, as a proportionally reduced fifty dollars. Example: 7partisan 35 / 1.2 for crop and 50 / 1.1 for ff with close optical schemes. Full-frame 35 mm should be made according to a scheme that has a larger field of view - in the case of the UPC, this will be a wide-angle planar, as in the case of the lens from the review.
                Comparing 35 mm for the BZK ff and for the BZK crop, you can see that with equal apertures for the crop, lenses of smaller diameter are required (especially in the rear group), and the whole scheme can be simpler while maintaining quality. Therefore, the lens for the crop will be smaller in size and cheaper.
                With SLR lenses will be the same story.

              • Rodion

                Okay, about the sweat scheme of this lens, I bent a little. This, of course, cannot be called a planar. In general, it is difficult to classify it enough) If you dream a lot, then 7artisans 35/2 FE is a tessar (first 4 lenses) + “speedbooster” (last three lenses).

        • Alexey

          only because crop optics outside the circle of the image covering the crop matrix cannot provide a GUARANTEED high-quality picture. there will be either darkness \ vignette, or large aberrations and so on. moreover, in the case of optical optics, this may not be the case with all FRs, but only in parts, sometimes small, but still this does not make the lens suitable for a full frame. however, nothing prevents him from putting it there :)
          an exception to the above is the native Kenon optics for crop, that is, EF-S, there is the letter S from the word short, that is, the rear working segment is slightly shorter on some FRs, while the rear lens moves deeper into the shaft, because the mirror size is smaller and there is a place. on a full-frame camera, such a lens will touch the rear lens behind the mirror, but not with all FRs.

        • Vlad

          The crop lens gives a smaller light spot, hence the vignette and soap edges / corners on ff. At the same time, crop lenses are designed for small small-pixel arrays with a high pixel density, so the center of the frame on ff is usually sharper than on ff lenses

        • Eugen

          Less “working area” outside of which the picture is dark and hazy.

      • Koba

        I will add more:
        1) Yes, this is the best 35mm A1,4 lens in the world
        2) It costs money that is not typical of Tamron - $ 900!
        3) It is big and heavy.

        • Arkady Shapoval

          Well, the whole Internet is full of information that this is supposedly the best of the best that Tamron can do

        • Eugen

          Is it better than Millus?

          • Roman

            It depends on what to define "the best".

  • Roman

    This ... Play enough with the open, start covering. Half of the photos from the review would not hurt to cover up more.

  • BB

    It seems to me with sharpness in the near field - everything is bad. Subjectively, the Yongnuo 35/2 will be better (I will not argue, of course) + AF + it is three times cheaper, well, yes, a little more in size.

  • Denis

    very depressed

  • Novel

    I just think the body of this lens and the size of the lenses are exactly the same as on the crop models of this glass of other mounts. They just fitted the flange and another mount. But the crop should be much better - the vignette will go away, the corners that are always dimmer than the center of the frame will be removed.

  • Rodion

    By the way, 7partisans released a lens under the FE 35 / 1.4 in a much more complex optical design.

    • Arkady Shapoval

      yes, they even ported it to Nikon Z and should be available soon under Canon R. He is here in the list of all lenses.

  • Arkady Shapoval

    UPDATE: This lens is also available under the Vilrox brand - VILTROX 35/2

  • Vadim fedorov

    Thank you. Interesting. the picture seemed awful. The article and resource are neozyme. Thanks again.

    • Specialist

      A picture - yes, not only does the author shoot in “dark (but somewhere in a super dark) key”, but also colors, excuse me, some kind of junk. Can you shoot in AdobeRGB mode with incorrect development?

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