TTArtisan 100/2.8 DJ-OPTICAL (Bubble bokeh)

On August 7, 2023, the TTArtisan 100/2.8 DJ-OPTICAL lens was officially announced.

TTArtisan 100 / 2.8 DJ-OPTICAL

TTArtisan 100 / 2.8 DJ-OPTICAL

Basic properties

  • Lens for SLR cameras with a full frame sensor
  • Mounting thread M42 x 1/45.5, which makes it easy to use the lens on any digital mirrorless camera through the appropriate adapter
  • UPDATE: a version of the lens with Leica M mount has appeared
  • Can be used on medium format mirrorless cameras with slight excessive vignetting
  • Manual focus and manual iris control only
  • Relative opening: from 1: 2.8-1: 22
  • Focal Length: 100mm
  • MDF: 90 centimeters
  • Optical design: 3 elements in 3 groups. Most likely the scheme is inspired by the lenses of the series Meyer-Optik Gorlitz Trioplan 100mm f/2.8
  • Pronounced bokeh effect with blur discs in the form of bubbles
  • Number of aperture blades: 13 pieces
  • Filter Diameter: 49 mm
  • Weight: about 307 grams
  • Price: Price around $150 (TTartisan official dealer on Aliexpress)

Appearance and examples

All TTArtisan lenses 

For mirrorless full frame and medium format cameras:

  1. TTArtisan 11 / 2.8 Fisheye (announcement) [Leica M+E, Z, RF, L+ GFX, scheme 11/7]
  2. TTArtisan 21/1.5 (announcement) [Leica M Black/Silver + E, Z, RF, L]
  3. TTArtisan 28/5.6 (announcement) [Leica M Silver/Gold]
  4. TTArtisan 32/2.8AF (announcement)  [RF, EF-M, X, Z, E]
  5. TT Artisan 35/1.4 (overview) [Leica M Black/Silver + '24K GOLD SKIN Limited']
  6. TTArtisan 35/2 (announcement) [Leica M]
  7. TT Artisan 50/2 (overview) [Z, E, L, RF + EF-M, X, M4/3 Black/Silver]
  8. TTArtisan 50/1.4 (announcement) [Leica M+E, Z, RF, L+X+M4/3]
  9. TTArtisan 50 / 1.4 TILT (announcement) [E, L, R, Z + X + M4/3]
  10. TTArtisan 50 /0.95 (announcement) [Leica M Black/Silver + 'Silver Black'+'Red Ox 2021 Limited']
  11. TTArtisan 90 /1.25 (announcement) [Leica M+E, R, Z, L+ GFX, X1D]
  12. TTArtisan 100 / 2.8 Macro 2x (announcement) [E, L, R, Z + X + EF, F + GFX]
  13. TTArtisan 100 / 2.8 Macro 2x Tilt-Shift (announcement) [E, R, Z+X]
  14. TTArtisan 500/6.3 (announcement) [E, R, Z, L]

For SLR full frame:

For mirrorless cropped cameras:

  1. TTArtisan 7.5 / 2.0 Fisheye (announcement) [E, X, EF-M, M4 / 3, L, RF]
  2. TTArtisan 10/2.0 (announcement) [E, X, Z, RF, M4/3]
  3. TTArtisan 17/1.4 (announcement) [E, X, EF-M, Z, L, RF, M4/3, black/silver/titanium grey]
  4. TTArtisan 23/1.4 (announcement) [E, X, EF-M, Z, L, M4 / 3, black / striped]
  5. TT Artisan 25/2 (overview) [E, X, EF-M, Z, L, RF, M4/3]
  6. TTArtisan 27/2.8AF (announcement) [E, X, Z, black/yellow]
  7. TTArtisan 35/1.8AF (announcement) [E, X, Z]
  8. TT Artisan 35/1.4 (overview) [E, X, EF-M, Z, L, RF, M4/3, black/silver/titanium gray ]
  9. TTArtisan 35 /0.95 (announcement) [E, X, EF-M, Z, RF, L]
  10. TTArtisan 40 / 2.8 Macro (announcement) [E, X, EF-M, Z, RF, M4/3]
  11. TTArtisan 50 /1.2 (overview) [E, X, EF-M, Z, L, RF, M4/3, black/silver/titanium gray ]
  12. TTArtisan 50 /0.95 (announcement) [E, X, EF-M, Z, RF, M4/3]
  13. TTArtisan 56/1.8AF (announcement) [E, X, Z]

Anamorphic cinema lenses:

  1. TTArtisan 25mm T2 1.33 times Anamorpot (announcement) [E,X]

These lenses are easiest to find at official dealer of TTArtisan on Aliexpress.

Materials on the topic:

  1. Full frame mirrorless systems... Discussion, choice, recommendations.
  2. Cropped mirrorless systems... Discussion, choice, recommendations.
  3. Cropped mirrorless systems that have stopped or are no longer developing
  4. Digital SLR systems that have stopped or are no longer developing
  5. JVI or EVI (an important article that answers the question 'DSLR or mirrorless')
  6. About mirrorless batteries
  7. Simple and clear medium format
  8. High-speed solutions from Chinese brands
  9. All fastest autofocus zoom lenses
  10. All fastest AF prime lenses
  11. Mirrored full frame on mirrorless medium format
  12. Autofocus Speed ​​Boosters
  13. One lens to rule the world
  14. The impact of smartphones on the photography market
  15. What's next (smartphone supremacy)?
  16. All announcements and novelties of lenses and cameras

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Comments: 26, on the topic: TTArtisan 100/2.8 DJ-OPTICAL (Bubble bokeh)

  • Sergei

    Impact on the updated Trioplan 100mm / 2,8 bokeh monster from the new Meyer Optik Gorlitz
    150$ vs 973€

    • Arkady Shapoval

      Old “real” Triplanes are even more expensive on the secondary market. But M42 still surprises in 2023

    • Rodion

      They are just crazy and greedy. $150 is very good. Soon the Chinese will make their biotars and primoplanes popular. Hello KMZ!

      • Arkady Shapoval

        and Sonnars (real)

        • Rodion

          They have already made 2 of them, quite good. But yes, we are still waiting!

        • Konstantin

          Well, there will be enough Soviet Jupiters for another 100 years, I don’t see the point in taking a Chinese.

          • B. R. P.

            Jupiter with bubbles, like a trioplane? give me two

          • Rodion

            If it is not 50 / 1.5, but 50 / 1.2 with the same characteristic pattern and new enlightenment - that would be super! In general, they have already made 7art 50 / 1.1, 35 / 1.2, but there are still some questions for them: a fifty-kopeck piece is very compromise in quality, and it’s “not perfect” in terms of drawing, and 35 is colorshifting.

          • Arkady Shapoval

            and me at 200

  • Sergei

    And Phillip Reeve has already released a detailed review on this subject.
    https://phillipreeve.net/blog/review-ttartisan-100mm-f-2-8-a-modern-and-affordable-trioplan/

  • Oleg

    I would like mirror lovers to be pampered, there are a lot of mirrors on hand and not everyone is running to change the system

  • TSerg

    The Chinese guessed badly for nothing. Whoever wants, who deserves it, has been able to do it for a long time. Not your priorities now. Rejoicing one thing, the stench has been set at a new price, as if the fault is true vartuy (for your mind, that the lenses are in a new glass, and not plastic) now. For the prices on the all-world flea market are clearly dependent on the merchants, just like at their own hour on Helios 40.
    And if Trioplane tsey I bought from a rumun for $ 30. The world has turned into a miser and speculators, and the Chinese want to enter into clean water, if there is a swamp around the ore))

    • after all

      the world is the same, money depreciates.

  • Andy From Far Away

    When focusing, it "breathes" then, God forbid, it probably .. with three lenses. But hardly anyone will use it for video. And so, for this money, you can indulge.

  • twm

    Interestingly, like many “Chinese”, is this glass also with a flight beyond infinity?

    • Arkady Shapoval

      MTO-1000 with a flight, but here it is, a trifle

    • Konstantin

      on m42 lenses, the flight is easily corrected, it is enough to put a thin spacer between the adapter and the lens (I print on a 3D printer, but can be made from thin plastic). you select the thickness and you're done, infinity exactly on infinity. But with this method, it is desirable to have your own adapter for each glass, I bought penny adapters for canon ef for all m42 glasses and use one high-quality canon ef - fx adapter for the entire optics park.

      • Konstantin

        *between adapter and lens

  • Eugene

    Unusual bokeh for perception, as if a child had photoshopped it.

  • Professor

    Today I tested this lens on a medium format (Fujifilm GFX 50R).
    The lens does not give a hint of a vignette anywhere, even with a deep lens hood, which is good news.
    There are bubbles in the bokeh, the feeling from the lens itself and from working with it is also very pleasant. The price is quite reasonable.
    The M42 thread is a little annoying, but, in principle, it does not interfere.
    So let’s think and ask ourselves the sacramental Indian question “Nahua?”

    • Rodion

      It is interesting, of course, how comparable its image quality is to some projection triplets such as Triplet-5 or Triar-3.

  • AK

    Bokeh looks like some old Tamrons adapted

  • Ivan, Bryansk

    I bought such a miracle for 15 bank tickets and seemed to really like the magic bubbles. Especially at dawn with dew on the grass.

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