7artisans 25mm F1.8 Manual Focus Prime Fixed Lens for Olympus and Panasonic Micro Four Thirds MFT M4/3 Cameras - Black
Fulfillment by Amazon (FBA) is a service we offer sellers that lets them store their products in Amazon's fulfillment centers, and we directly pack, ship, and provide customer service for these products. Something we hope you'll especially enjoy: FBA items qualify for FREE Shipping and Amazon Prime.
If you're a seller, Fulfillment by Amazon can help you increase your sales. We invite you to learn more about Fulfillment by Amazon .
- Enter your model number to make sure this fits.
- 7 Elements in 5 Groups
- Aperture Range: F/1.8 - F16. Ideal Aperture with 12 Diaphragm Blades
- Aluminum Body and Copper Core. Compact and Lightweight 0.31oz/143g
- Not Available for Full Frame. When Use The Lens on Full Frame Camera, Please Change the Camera into APS-C Mode
- Wide Compatibility: Panasonic G1, G2, G3, G4, G5, G6, G7, GF1, GF2, GF3, GF5, GF6, GM1, GM5, GM10, GX1, GX7, GX8, GH1, GH2, GH3, GH4; Olympus Epm1, Epm2, E-PL1, E-PL2, E-PL3, E-PL5, E-PL6, E-PL7, E-PL8, E-P1, E-P2, E-P3, E-P5, E-P6
Frequently bought together
Customers who bought this item also bought
Have a question?
Find answers in product info, Q&As, reviews
Please make sure that you are posting in the form of a question.
|Item Weight||0.32 pounds|
|Maximum Focal Length||25 mm|
|Minimum Focal Length||25 mm|
|Package Height||4.17 x 5.98 x 6.38 inches|
|Shipping Weight||0.95 pounds|
Compare to similar items
|Shipping||FREE Shipping||FREE Shipping||FREE Shipping||FREE Shipping||FREE Shipping||FREE Shipping|
|Sold By||Pergear||Amazon.com||Nigelton Sales||Mike Tech 4U||Amazon.com||Amazon.com|
|Compatible Camera Mount||—||Olympus/Panasonic Micro 4/3||SONY E-Mount||SONY E-Mount||Micro Four Thirds||Micro Four Thirds|
|Item Dimensions||—||3.23 x 3.23 x 4.41 in||1.9 x 3 x 1.92 in||5.3 x 6.5 x 3.5 in||2.48 x 1.02 x 2.48 in||2.52 x 3.39 x 2.52 in|
|Item Weight||5.12 ounces||7.84 ounces||1.2 lbs||0.54 lb||3.07 ounces||6.7 ounces|
|Lens Type||fixed-non-zoom||all-in-one-zoom||Prime||Prime Lens||Prime lens||Zoom lens|
|Maximum Focal Length||25 millimeters||25 millimeters||25 millimeters||28 millimeters||20 millimeters||150 millimeters|
|Minimum Focal Length||25 millimeters||25 millimeters||25 millimeters||28 millimeters||20 millimeters||40 millimeters|
|Photo Filter Thread Size||—||—||55 millimeters||49 millimeters||46 millimeters||58 millimeters|
Full Frame Available: No, APS-C
Compatibility: Micro Four Thirds Cameras
Focal Length: 25mm
Aperture Range: f/1.8-f16
Closest Focus Distance: 0.18m
Blades Number: 12 Diaphragm Blades
Construction: 7 Elements in 5 Groups
1 * 7artisans 25mm F1.8 Lens
2 * Lens Caps
1 * Lens Bag
1 * PERGEAR Cleaning Kit
Read about our customers' top-rated lenses and cameras on our review pages: Lenses, Digital SLR Cameras, Compact System Cameras
Top customer reviews
There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later.
I like the lens enough that I am currently exploring their 35mm version.
First is the size. This lens reminds me so much of an LTM (Leica thread mount) lens. It's smaller than almost any of my Minolta MD glass, yet exudes a similar build-quality. Heck, with its 12-bladed, curved aperture, none of my Rokkor glass can compare.
I like the aperture ring where it's at, near the base of the lens, rather than out toward the front, like some older LTM lenses. Some reviews have made mention of the clickless aperture ring being easy to misadjust, but in comparison to having the ring up on the front, there's little problem with moving it by mistake, at least in my experience.
The "throw" of the focus ring is perfect. About 2/3 of a turn from close-up macro to infinity focus. Not too short, like many cheaper film camera lenses where you can't do careful follow focus; and not too long, like many macro lenses where you have to keep turning and turning to go full range.
Where this lens really shines is with video. I find it easy to rock focus back and forth for that gritty, edgy look. Again having the focus ring up front and aperture ring at the base is perfect. And the focus ring has nice textured machining along with sides. Slowly adjusting the clickless aperture is also a great way to subtly adjust exposure within the shot as scene lighting changes. Can't do that on just any old film camera lens.
Yes, it's a bit soft in the corners wide open. But consider: this is a $70 lens. It ain't no $1000 Voigtlander, or $10,000 Noctilux. For a certain kind of moody video style, it works great wide open. Don't misunderstand: it's not Lomography or Holga soft, by a long shot. It's still pretty darn good wide open, even comparing to some of my (supposedly) legendary Minolta MD Rokkor glass wide open. But stop it down to f/5.6-f/8 and it's surprisingly sharp, more than adequate, in fact.
Several years ago I bought the Olympus 15mm-f/8 body cap lens, a plastic, fixed-aperture little thing that turns your micro-4/3 camera into a cheap plastic point-and-shoot. Know what? It was actually fun to use. Set the focus lever to the click-stop hyperfocal setting and blast away. Then fix the images in post - correct the barrel distortion and sharpen it a bit - and they make nice little 4x6 prints. But for almost the same money as that body cap lens, you can get this 7Artisans gem. What an excellent value it represents. I'd buy it at twice the price, it's that good.
The bokeh is nice due to 12 aperture blades, which also results in star effects with some light sources in the frame even at f4. Images are surprisingly sharp and contrasty for such an inexpensive lens. Not premium lens sharp, but it still has a "look" to it that sets it apart from my premium glass in a good way.
It focuses quickly and smoothly. The non-click aperture is not only a plus for video, but lets me "dial in" auto ISO levels with the aperture ring.
It's well made but for one niggle: the marker ring for aligning the aperture with the focus/dof scale is off a bit. If not for this flaw I would give the lens 5 stars.