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7artisan 12mmF2.8 and 35mmF1.2 Announced…. 8 Months Ago!!!… or Why You Should Subscribe to FujiRumors ;)

7artisan 12mm F2.8 and 35mmF1.2

Today I am getting emails from readers about a “new” 7Artisan 12mm F2.8 (check it out at AmazonUS and BHphoto).

* 7Artisan 12/2.8 Customer Review at AmazonUS *
* 7artisans 35/1.2 Customer Reviews at AmazonUS *

But wait… 7Artisan 12mmF2.8? You mean the lens that:

So yes, we have reported on FujiRumors about it already 8 months ago (and people are shooting with these lenses since over half a year already now).

And in case you missed it too, 7Artisan also annouced the 7artisans 35mmF1.2 (check it out at AmazonUS and BHphoto) along with the 12mmF2.8.

But I reckognize that with the huge amount of information here on FujiRumors, it is easy for you to miss these and many other news.

However, you can make sure not to miss them anymore by:

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Get the news as soon as it happens (or even earlier), here on FujiRumors ;)


Chinese Fujiflm X-Mount Glass Reviews: 7Artisans 35mm F1.2 and 25mm F1.8, Laowa 9mm F2.8, Kamlan 28mm F1.4

Chinese Fujifilm X Mount lenses

The market of (more or less) affordable Fujifilm X-mount glass is growing quickly, especially thanks to Chinese lens manufacturers such as Laowa, 7Artisans, Meike, Mitakon and Sainsonic.

One of the latest entries is the Neewer 35mm f/1.2, which costs $119 and we reported about it here. But to have a complete overview, just check out this forum post about all available X-mount lenses.

Let’s say it clearly first: if you want the best IQ possible (and autofocus), get Fujinon glass and look no further.

But some of these Chinese lens options might be worth a try, hence, here on FujiRumors we will continue to collect reviews and share them with you.

Today we are going to share reviews and samples of the following lenses

Feel free to check out the reviews and samples down below:

Other Chinese lenses for Fujifilm X mount are

Laowa 9mmF2.8 + Kamlan 50mmF1.1 + Opteka 35mmF1.7 + 7artisans 35mmF1.2 + Mitakon 35mmF0.95 + Fujinon XF 80 & More

It is time for a dedicated lens roundup… and it’s a rather massive one, that includes third party lenses, and also Fujinon glass.

I am trying to catch up with all the links you guys send me and you ask me to be featured on FujiRumors. I will feature you all, but given the huge demand, it might take some time before I can share you all. Thanks for your patience :)

Laowa 9mm F2.8

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Fujinon Lens Roundup: Wedding with XF23 and XF56, Mitakon 35mm f/0.95, 7Artisans 25mm f1.7 and Much More

Win & Support Competitions

  • Win 2 FUJINON MK Lenses at cinema5D
  • FUJINON 1 Minute Film Competition Adds Zacuto Scissor Lens Support to Prize at cinema5D
  • Win $200 BHphoto Gift Cart at
  • Brett: “My image of Meron Benti on the cover of Middlebury Magazine is up for consideration at the American Society of Magazine Editors Best Cover Contest 2018, competing against the likes of New Yorker, Nat Geo, Essence, and numerous others. It’s a huge honor just to be included in the field. Relevant to your site is that I made the image with a Fuji X-Pro2 and 35mm ƒ/1.4 lens. The contest page is here: American Society of Magazine Editors facebook.” The Fujifilm Cover is this one.

Fujinon (and third party X-mount) Lenses

The amount of links I get from you guys is terrific, and I will give my best to feature you all. Today, amongst all the submissions and request I got, I will feature those who specifically talk about Fujinon lenses.

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7artisans 35mmF1.2 and 12mmF2.8 Available on AmazonUS :: B&H MEGA DEALS on X-T1 and More End Today


Back in November we reported that 7artisan is about to launch new lenses for Fujifilm X mount.

Well, they are now available at AmazonUS and BHphoto.

Mega X Deals

BHphoto mega-deal zone, ends today. Terrific savings also on X-T1 – expire December 28. A selection of deals below:

Deal Zone Deals also on Manfrotto Tripods – expire December 28

Deals also on Think Tank bags – expire December 28

BHphoto is also offering more deals on X-T1, where they do not specify any expiring date:

Full List of Official Fuji X and GFX Deals
exp. January 6

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Ibelux 40mm F0.85 + Mitakon F0.95 Reviews + 7Artisans 35mm f/2 :: Best Fujinon Lenses in Late 2017 :: XF60 No Poor-Mans 56 (X-Mount Lens Zone)

Fujifilm X-shooters have a few ultra fast X-mount third party lens options, such as the Mitakon 35/0.95 and the Ibelux 40/0.85. But how do they perform?

Well, there are many reports already shared on FujiRumors, such as Jonas Rasks’ Mitakon 35/0.95 review. And today I want to add a few more reports, also about the second generation Ibelux 40mm/0.85, the currently fastest lens you can buy in Fuji X mount, and which is no longer a “HandeVision” but a “Kipon” product, as reported by here

Third Party X-mount Lenses

  • Kipon Ibelux 40mm f0.85 MkII Review in German at qimago (translation)
  • Mitakon 35mm F0.95 MK II Review at thephoblographer
  • LensBaby Trio Test & Review (Fujifilm X-Pro 2) at capitalfaces
  • 7Artisans 35mm f/2 News & Pre-Production Sample Photos at 35mmc

Mitakon 35mmF0.95 for Fujifilm X: BHphoto, Adorama, AmazonUS, your eBay

Fujinon Lenses

  • The best Fujifilm lenses to start with in late 2017 – Part II at olafphotoblog
  • The 60mm f2.4: Not a Poor-Man’s 56mmf1.2 at kurtz-photography
  • Fujifilm XF 56mm f/1.2 R – Lens Test at mfoto
  • Fuji’s Telephoto Workhorse: Fujinon XF 50-140mm f/2.8 Review at roycruz
  • XF23mm : One Lens Wonder at ivanjoshualoh
  • Fujinon MK18-55mm T2.9 Quick Review at Youtube
  • Macro Photography – Fujifilm XF60mmF2.4 & MCEX-11 at gregcromie
  • Fujifilm XF 50mm f/2 R WR – Lens Test at mfoto

Black Friday Deals

7Artisans Will Launch New Fujifilm X Mount Lenses This Year

via Mirrlessrumors via Richard Wong

7Artisans contacted me and told me about their upcoming product roadmap which they haven’t announce before. They have three new lenses coming out before end of this year:

1. 12mm f/2.8 lens for cropped sensor mirrorless cameras: Sony E, Canon EOS-M, Fuji X and Micro Four Thirds.

2. 35mm f/1.2 lens for cropped sensor mirrorless cameras: Sony E, Canon EOS-M, Fuji X and Micro Four Thirds.

3. 35mm f/2 lens for Leica M Mount cameras. And unlike their 50mm f/1.1 lens (review link in this post), the aperture lens of the 35 f/2 will have clicks!!! The de-clicked aperture ring on the 50 f/1.1 lens is probably the biggest complaint I’ve heard about this lens and I did contact them while I was working on the review and suggested them to consider making a clicked version for their future M lenses. So it’s great to hear they are listening to customers!!

No price or other information about these lenses yet, but they promised they’ll let me know as soon as they are available (which can’t be too far away as it’s already Nov!)
So stay tuned!!

7artisan recently launched the 50mmF1.1 for Fuji X. All 7artisan articles on FR here.

Best Budget X Lenses, 7Artisans 50mm f1.1 Reviews, Tilt-shift on Fuji APS-C, XF23mmF2 Cameralabs Review + POLL (Lens Zone)

Current Best Seliling Fujinon lenses at the AmazonUS Mirrorles Lens Best Sellers Ranking

Fujinon (and X-mount) Lenses

So what’s more important, the camera or the lens? Let’s find out what you think with a little poll, that you can find down below… after our Fuji Lens Roundup :)

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The Only 4 Fujifilm X Lenses You Need :: 7Artisans 50mmF1.1 on X-Pro2 :: XF50mm Reviews :: Samyang 50/1.2 Vs Fujinon 56/1.2 (Lens Zone)

Checking out the 7Artisans 50mm f:1.1 for Leica M-mount lens at J.L. Williams youtube. In his email to me, J.L. Williams writes: “I also tried it out on my Fuji X-Pro 2 camera and did a brief comparison to the Fuji 56mm f/1.2. One key finding: the lens gives an interesting look, but it doesn’t play nicely with Fuji’s focus assist features in backlit or side-lit conditions…”

A Review-holic X-mount Lens Roundup

Hi all,

my name is Patrick…

… and I have a problem…

… I’m a review-holic.

Just for buying a simple multi-tool like my Leatherman Juice CS4 I’m able to read reviews for an entire day (or 2) about it.

But things start to get really bad, when I want to buy a new lens. In that case, I spend really many weeks pondering about it, reading and watching reviews until late in the night.

I don’t know why I do that.

Maybe it’s because I always read reviews that say “Fujinon glass is so perfectly awesome“, and something in me tells me “impossible… where is the catch“. It seems like sometimes I’m not really satified in my research, until I find some problems, bugs, downside… something negative.

I went to my therapist for that problem, and he told me that it is normal.

He told me, that since the very beginning of the human existence, the “pessimistic” thinking prevailed over the “optimistic” one: it was a strategy to survive in the wild. Happy people, who didn’t care about anything and run lighthearted through the jungle got eaten by some bear. But those, who remained in the cave, suspicious, pessimistic and overly careful, those guys survived… and we still have a bit of their DNA in us.

This is why it takes me so long to decide to buy a new Fujinon glass… because I spend infinite hours and days suspiciously looking for the “catch“… and it’s pretty damn hard to find one when it comes to Fujinon glass.

My therapist told me I should accept it. I just should enjoy the beautiful and perfect Fujinon glass. And he also recommended me to share the joy of shooting Fuji with other people.

And therefore… here you have it guys, another awesome X-mount lens roundup :)

Cover Stories & Comparisons

Fujinon XF 50mm/2

Non Fuji X-mount glass

Neewer 35mm f/1.2 Lens for Fujifilm X Mount Available for $119

The Chinese lens manufacturers are stepping on the gas in the last few years, and releasing lots of lenses for various mirrorless systems, including Fujifilm X.

Meike is one of them, and they released several lenses under various names (Kaxinda/Opteka/Voking/Mcoplus) and very likely also Neewer, which is the lens we are going to present today.

In fact, you can now find the Neewer 35mm f/1.2 lens for $119 only at AmazonUS here.

There is also a first comment (with samples) in the comments to the AmazonUS Neewer 35mm f/1.2 page.

Thanks to Chris – 500px for passing me this news.

The Neewer 35mm f/1.2 is the most affordable native X-mount 35mmF1.2 option for Fujifilm. Other Fujifilm X Mount 35/1.2 lens options are:

To see all Fujfiilm X Mount lenses that Meike offers (as well as accessories) check out the Meike Fujifilm X mount page at AmazonUS. You will find the:

Regarding the Opteka branded Meike lenses, we already reported here about the:

The full list of native Fujifilm X mount lenses can be found at complete Fujifilm X mount lenses overview at our forum.