Announcement: 7Artisans 18/6.3 NEW (MARK II)

On February 3, 2023, the 7Artisans 18 / 6.3 NEW (MARK II) lens was announced.

7Artisans 18/6.3 NEW (MARK II)

7Artisans 18/6.3 NEW (MARK II)

Key features include:

  • Designed for cropped mirrorless cameras
  • Available for bayonets Sony E, Fujifilm x, Nikon Z
  • Manual focus only
  • Focal Length: 18mm (EGF for Sony E, Fujifilm X, Nikon Z is 27mm)
  • Diaphragm: F / 6.3 non-adjustable
  • MDF: 0.3 meters
  • Optical design: 6 elements in 5 groups. The scheme is different from the one used in the previous version 7Artisans UFO Lens 18 / 6.3 2020 years
  • No thread for light filters
  • The weight: 58 grams
  • Price: about 60 dollars, prices for modern 7Artisans lenses can be viewed here


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: 10, on the topic: Announcement: 7Artisans 18/6.3 NEW (MARK II)

  • B. R. P.

    One more pancake)

  • Sergei

    What is the point in dark interchangeable lenses with a focal length of 18 mm for cropped mirrorless?
    A regular zoom like 18-50 mm already has this focal length.
    Well, if you make a compact cover replacement, then the range of 12, 13 or 14 mm is more interesting.
    With an aperture of 6,3, it is quite possible to make from 6 lenses, like this subject.
    Though there will be a width for the landscape and architecture.

    • B. R. P.

      Nevertheless. 12-14 is already wide for a plug. For landscape and architecture for $60?)))

      • Sergei

        Pancake Bright Star 23 mm / 5,6 for a full mirrorless frame has five lenses in the scheme (one aspherical)
        Angle 83,3° and price $98
        As a consumer, it's more interesting for me to have a pancake lens that will be noticeably wider than the standard zoom.

        • B. R. P.

          Everyone has been responding to the needs of consumers for a long time ... As long as demand does not form supply.

    • Alexey

      I liked the previous version (also 18/6.3, but without the ability to focus). When there are no specific tasks for the day, I hang it on the camera. In some strange way, this format encourages you to take a walk and take a picture.

  • Tserg

    A good shirokokutnik and even lighter at all times costing a lot of pennies. And so the black Chinese “miracle” is unlikely to be popular. Yakbi aperture bula wanting to be 4 and trohi less focal length, it would not have gone anywhere else. The same aperture is fast)) I understand that for the rahunok of which the least amount of space has been reached. Everything that is added to that object, all that is yogo vaga))

  • Denis

    And why didn't they do it for the micro?

  • vv

    what's a pip? ;-))

  • Alastair Bell

    Have one on a X-E2 Fuji and its a great little combination for street photography. The combo can be easily concealed in the hand and isn't intimidating when pointed towards a subject.
    Using zone focusing you can literally pick the camera up point and shoot.

    The lens itself has some serious vignetting (easily corrected in post) and isn't particularly sharp especially towards the corners but thats part of its artistic charm.

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