One other APS-C 50mm AF lens has been teased, this time from Brightin Star.
Xingyao Optics’ Brightin Star is a Chinese language lens producer, that up till now, has developed inexpensive guide focus lenses with giant apertures. The Brightin Star 50mm f/1.4 AF (85mm full body equal) can be an APS-C prime lens with autofocus, accessible for the Nikon Z, Fujifilm X, and Sony E mounts. However with the big quantity of 50mm lenses now on provide for APS-C mirrorless, it should provide one thing distinctive to be thought of the amongst greatest Nikon Z lenses, greatest Sony lenses, and greatest Fujifilm lenses.
Not a lot is thought in regards to the lens at current, as solely a teaser poster has been launched. The poster shows the title of the lens together with the mounts that will probably be launched for. As well as, the poster states that the lens is ‘coming quickly’, which is a tad cryptic however almost certainly means early 2024.
We’re seeing numerous third-party lens producers who’ve specialised in guide focus lenses, begin to develop AF fashions for mirrorless, particularly across the 50mm focal vary. Brightin Star joins TTArtisan, Sirui, and shortly 7Artisans and Meike on this regard.
It has been introduced lately that Sigma and Tamron lenses prime the market in lens gross sales, outselling the digital camera manufacturers personal lenses, so maybe that is being capitalized on by different third-party lens producers who need their slice of the pie.
Brightin Star might not be a model identified by many, however they provide a choice of distinctive lenses for APS-C and full-frame, together with one of many smallest and most original lenses I’ve ever seen. The Brightin Star 28mm f/2.8 Full Body takes the time period pancake lens to the following degree – it is solely 9.9mm skinny!
The present Brightin Star 50mm f/1.4 for APS-C is a guide focus lens that has obtained good evaluations, and lots of the options will probably switch to the AF model. A full steel construction in a small kind issue makes the present 50mm f/1.4 each light-weight and sturdy, a typical trait amongst the Brightin Star lineup. Brightin Star lenses appear to have a personality to them, the likes of which we do not typically see in trendy lenses, however as an alternative, harken again to the aesthetic of classic lenses.
I’m intrigued to see how properly this lens performs, and the way it will stack up towards related lenses. Nonetheless, one other inexpensive 50mm AF choice can solely be a superb factor! Within the meantime, you’ll be able to take a look at Brightin Star’s present lens lineup on its Amazon retailer.
If you’re occupied with discovering out extra in regards to the cameras that this lens can be utilized on, see our guides on the most effective Sony digital camera, the most effective Fujifilm digital camera, and the most effective Nikon digital camera.