Review of 7Artisans 60mm 1:2.8 Macro II

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7Artisans 60mm 1: 2.8 Macro II

7Artisans 60mm 1:2.8 Macro II. increase.


  1. In short
  2. All 7Artisans lenses
  3. Main Specifications
  4. Assembly
  5. Focusing
  6. Image quality
  7. Sample Photos
  8. Price
  9. Results
  10. User Comments
  11. Add your review or question on the lens

Please note that the 7Artisans 60mm 1:2.8 Macro II lens is available in different mounts. This review shows the 7Artisans 60mm 1:2.8 Macro II version for mirrorless cameras Fujifilm x with APS-C sensor (for cropped cameras). At the same time, 7Artisans Macro 60mm F2.8 is also available with mounts Sony E, Nikon Z, Leica l, Canon EF-M, Canon RFS, Fujifilm x и Micro 4 / 3. During announcement lens, the list of available mounts was significantly smaller.

In this review, I will abbreviate the 7Artisans 60mm 1:2.8 Macro II lens as “7Artisans 60/2.8 II”.

7Artisans 60mm 1: 2.8 Macro II

7Artisans 60mm 1: 2.8 Macro II

In short

The 7Artisans 60/2.8 II is a modern macro lens for mirrorless cameras with an APS-C (or smaller) sensor. It is possible to shoot with a maximum magnification of 1:1. It has good image quality. A very popular model, one of the best-selling lenses from the company 7Artisans. The center of the frame is sharp already at F/2.8.

Interesting low price, all-metal body, 9 aperture blades and internal focusing.

Lens 7Artisans 60 / 2.8 Macro (first version) was submitted 5 2019 June year. 20 May 2021 was announced continuation model - 7Artisans 60mm 1: 2.8 Macro II (from this review).

List of all lenses 7Artisans company you can see on Radozhiva here.

7Artisans 60mm 1: 2.8 Macro II

7Artisans 60mm 1: 2.8 Macro II

Main technical characteristics of 7Artisans 60mm 1:2.8 Macro II:

Review Instance Name Near the front lens: 7Artisans 60mm 1:2.8 Ф49 No.20375

From the 'X-Mount' mount side

Basic properties
  • The lens uses a mount FujiFilm X-Mount and suitable for Fuji mirrorless cameras with APS-C sensor
  • Manual focus only
  • Metal mount, metal body
  • Macro - 1: 1 magnification close-up capability
  • Multi-Enlightened Optics
Front Filter Diameter 49 mm
Focal length 60 mm

Zoom ratio 1 X (this is a fixed lens, it does not have a zoom)
Designed by Option from the review for cropped mirrorless cameras Fujifilm x.

This lens exists with mounts:

Number of aperture blades 9 rounded petals
  • bayonet mount mark
  • focusing distance scale in meters (white markings) and feet (red markings). Values ​​in meters: 0.175, 0.2, 0.3, 0.5, 1 + infinity mark. Values ​​in feet: 0.57, 0.65, 1, 1.6, 3 feet
  • depth of field scale for f / 2.8, 4, 8, 16
  • magnification scale, there are marks for 1:5, 1:3, 1:2, 1:1
  • aperture scale
Diaphragm from F / 2.8 to F / 16, controlled using the aperture control ring. There are marks for F / 2.8, 4, 5.6, 8, 11, 16 (dot only), 22. The ring rotates without clicks, smoothly. You can set any intermediate value.
MDF 0.175 meters, maximum magnification ratio 1:1

working distance about 10 centimeters

The weight
  • 339 grams (according to the official site)
  • 342 grams (lens only, version for Fujifilm x, measured)
  • 361 grams (lens with two caps, version under Fujifilm x)
Optical design 11 elements in 8 groups

7Artisans 60mm 1: 2.8 Macro II

It is stated that ultra-low dispersion and conventional spherical elements from Hoya are used.

Lens hood It must be screwed into the thread of the front filter, is supplied
Manufacturer country Made in China (there is no data on the country of manufacture on the lens itself)
Period Announced May 20, 2021

These lenses are very popular. All major lens manufacturers have 60/2.8 MACRO class models in their arsenal. Often these lenses are used not only for macro photography, but also for a variety of creative photography.

7Artisans 60mm 1: 2.8 Macro II

7Artisans 60mm 1: 2.8 Macro II


In general, the lens well assembled.

7Artisans 60/2.8 II uses bayonet mount metal and the lens body itself is completely made of metal (aluminum). Bayonet painted black (dark brown).

The front lens cap is metal, without latches, just fits snugly against the body frame. There is a special fabric seal on the inside of the lid. The cover is fixed tightly. Removing and installing the cover is pleasant.

The weight of the 7Artisans 60/2.8 II itself is more than 300 grams. In your hands, the lens feels like a solid thing.

The diaphragm consists of nine of petals and forms a round hole at any values, while in the photos in the blur zone, rather round discs of blur are obtained. The diaphragm can only be controlled manually using a special ring. The diaphragm ring rotates smoothly, no clicks and fixed values, you can set any intermediate value in the range F/2.8-F/22, which is very useful when shooting video. The aperture control ring is located from the front of the lens, behind the focus ring. This arrangement of the aperture ring is quite convenient

7Artisans 60mm 1: 2.8 Macro II

7Artisans 60mm 1: 2.8 Macro II


7Artisans 60/2.8 II can use manual focus only.

The focusing ring is not very wide, metal, with small notched ribs. The ring rotates on 135 degrees (3/8 of a full turn). Focusing is smooth and pleasant.

The focusing ring is poorly 'stretched' in the range from half a meter to infinity, which is why it is extremely inconvenient to focus in this range of distances. The slightest touch of the focusing ring in this range will noticeably change the focusing accuracy.

The lens uses internal focusing - while rotating the focusing ring, the front and rear lenses remain motionless.

On the ring there is a scale with a focusing distance in meters and feet, a depth of field scale and a scale with a magnification factor.

The minimum focusing distance is 17.5 cm and the maximum magnification ratio is 1: 1. The working distance when shooting at 1: 1 magnification is about 10 cm (distance from the front of the lens to the subject).

There is a very strong 'Focus Breathing' effect (changing the viewing angle during focusing), which is characteristic of almost all macro lenses. When focusing towards the MDF, the viewing angle decreases.

7Artisans 60mm 1: 2.8 Macro II

7Artisans 60mm 1: 2.8 Macro II

Image quality

7Artisans 60/2.8 II is optically good.


  • in the center of the frame at F/2.8 the lens behaves well. Sharpness at F/2.8 is present both when focusing at infinity and when focusing at about 1-2 meters
  • good / excellent resolution in the center of the frame on covered apertures after F / 4
  • there is a significant drop in sharpness in the corners of the frame at F/2.8
  • the far corners of the image do not receive high resolution even at very closed apertures


  • the overall level of distortion is at a level typical for such lenses
  • weak pincushion distortion
  • difficult to notice distortion


  • slight vignetting at F/2.8 and focusing at infinity
  • easy to fix
  • almost completely disappears after F/4
  • when used on full-frame cameras, during focusing there will be absolutely dark edges and corners of the image, but when focusing on MDF you can get rid of vignetting


  • low chromatic aberration, including low fringing
  • freezing almost completely disappears after F/4


  1. You can get significant artifacts from bright light sources; in backlight the lens behaves mediocrely
  2. The lens tolerates side light well, maintaining high contrast

Important: at the time of writing this review, there was no 7Artisans 60 / 2.8 Macro profile for popular RAW converters. You can create a profile yourself or wait for its release.


7Artisans 60mm 1: 2.8 Macro II

7Artisans 60mm 1: 2.8 Macro II

Sample Photos

Shared examples of photos from 7Artisans 60/2.8 II Sergey Galusha.

And some examples of photos of my legendary Nikon D40 can see here, multiple RAW ('.NEF') source files here.

7Artisans 60mm 1: 2.8 Macro II

7Artisans 60mm 1: 2.8 Macro II


7Artisans 60/2.8 II costs around $170. The easiest way is to buy 7Artisans 60/2.8 II on Aliexpress using this link.

7Artisans 60mm 1: 2.8 Macro II

7Artisans 60mm 1: 2.8 Macro II


7Artisans 60/2.8 II is an inexpensive macro lens for cropped mirrorless cameras of popular systems. Optically and mechanically balanced. I recommend.

10 main advantages

  1. low cost (about 170 dollars)
  2. internal focus
  3. ability to shoot with 1:1 magnification
  4. special optical elements in the optical design (previous version 7Artisans Macro 60mm F2.8 didn't have them)
  5. compact sizes
  6. the lens barrel is completely made of metal, including a metal mount
  7. there is a scale of depth of field, focusing distance and magnification
  8. the aperture ring rotates smoothly, without intermediate values ​​(useful for video)
  9. good sharpness in the center of the frame already at F / 2.8
  10. well fixed chromatic aberration

10 main disadvantages

  1. small focus ring pitch
  2. difficult to focus at long and medium focusing distances
  3. previous version 7Artisans Macro 60mm F2.8 had 10 aperture blades (versus 9 blades in the second version)
  4. previous version 7Artisans Macro 60mm F2.8 had a significantly larger (better) working distance to the shooting lens at a scale of 1:1
  5. previous version 7Artisans Macro 60mm F2.8 had a hood included in the package, which could be immersed in water and perform macro photography underwater
  6. ordinary Chinese 'no-name' back cover, which does not inspire much confidence in the brand
  7. no CPU pins to form the correct EXIF
  8. a threaded (non-bayonet) hood should be used
  9. there is no lens profile for popular RAW converters, the lens is not 'hardwired' into modern cameras
  10. significant deterioration in resolution at F/2.8 in the corners of the image

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Comments: 8, on the topic: Review of 7Artisans 60mm 1:2.8 Macro II

  • Konstantin

    I’ve been using it for a year now, for my money the lens is just fire, but focusing beyond a meter is really almost impossible.

  • Tserg

    Thank you for looking around, Arkadia.
    The Chinese have begun releasing a large number of macro-objectives. Soon to surpass the Japanese and European pickers, taken as a number of names of makrushniks, which have never happened before)
    In another iteration of this lens, a lot has changed, starting with the optical design and ending with the new appearance. The melodious and mechanical part has changed to a better one. If you look at the bayonet mount, you’ll be disappointed that you just need to screw the bayonet adapters together.
    A friend had the first version for the EOS-M mount of such a lens. Beside the doors, through which the insides were visible, there was a pile of thick silicone oil and shavings on helicoids, through which the lens had to be sorted and cleaned in order to remove everything.
    The new version, I bet, no longer has this.
    Ale marvel at the price and it’s easy to come to your senses: for the price a hat is sewn for Vanya)

    • Arkady Shapoval

      Yes, in the review of the first version I described in detail that the mechanics there are disgusting. This is a completely different matter. I would even say it is very good here.

    • Konstantin

      The Chinese have already surpassed everyone in terms of macro, laowa has long been the best on the market.

      • Arkady Shapoval

        A revolution for advertisers and videographers

      • TSerg

        Often they got around. Prote makrushnikov with a focal length and not 150, not 180, not 200 have not yet overcome the stench. And from the excess, 2-5 times they got it in their teeth. It is not yet known what the durability of these macroscopic lenses is. They have a lot of plastic lenses, and as far as durability is concerned, the power supply will not last. Chinese-made eyepiece lenses are not ice. of the same hardness, and after 3-4 cycles, their light transmittance drops significantly . Korean lenses are on the front.
        It is possible that the Chinese will soon remove the lens from an increase of x5-10. I want, I think, in which there will be technical, or more precisely, optical changes. Ale bulo bazhannya da mozhlivosti.І pennies) The hour will tell.

  • wj

    I have this version for Nikon Z. Another disadvantage I would add is this stupid front cover without a latch. It can easily fall off when carried.
    But there really are no complaints about the optics (at this price). The lens also provides a very pleasant, neutral blur, without clearly noticeable artifacts in the blur circle.

    • Sergiy

      Look at my lens. And, as you say, the cover is not suitable for anyone. Meal price is $1. Before that, I bought a vikory blend, and with such a layout, the real glass went straight into the box.

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