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Today, TTArtisan has officially released its new AF 56mm F1.8 autofocus lens for X and E-mount cameras. The APS-C portrait lens is another budget offering from the China-based company.

The 56mm F1.8 lens has ten elements in nine groups and has nine aperture blades. The lens is built with a stepper motor, which TTArtisan claims delivers fast and quiet autofocus. It has a minimum focusing distance of 0.5m (19.6″) and a minimum aperture of F16.

TTArtisan says the lens has a full aluminum build, weighs between 233-245g (8.2-8.8oz), and includes ED (Extra-low Dispersion) glass. This should help reduce the amount of color fringing that may occur in an image.

This is only the company’s fourth autofocus lens, but it’s the second one it has announced in recent weeks, following the TTArtisans AF 35mm F1.8, released early this month for Sony E-mount cameras.

Pricing and availability

The TTArtisan AF 56mm F1.8 ships globally and is available immediately. It has a suggested retail price of $158.

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