The lens collection from the manufacturer 7Artisans for users of Leica rangefinder cameras has increased. The newest lens is the M 35mm F/2 Mark II.
Features of the 7Artisans M 35mm F/2 Mark II
According to 7Artisans , compared to its first generation the M 35mm F/2 Mark II comes with an updated design and optical design. This manual focus lens carries a design of eight lens elements in seven groups. Meanwhile, the first generation only seven lens elements in five groups.
For setting the aperture is also different. The second generation allows setting the aperture from F/2 to F/22. In its first generation, only up to F/16.
Meanwhile, in the design sector the M 35mm F/2 Mark II now appears more minimalist with the addition of red elements to make it look less monotonous. Previously, the first generation only used a red and white color combination.
For the body as a whole carrying aluminum material. Apart from that, the sales package also includes a box-shaped lens hood, which is similar to the characteristics of Leica factory lenses.
The good news is, even though it was designed specifically for Leica cameras, this lens is claimed to be used for other cameras. With a note of using an additional mount adapter to Sony E, Leica L, Nikon Z, Canon RF, Fujifilm X, Fujifilm GFX, and Hasselblad XCD.
Price and availability
If interested, the price of the 7Artisans M 35mm F/2 Mark II is US$298. This price is much cheaper when compared to the Leica Summicron-M 35mm f/2 which costs US $3895.