This new TTartisan 50mm f/1.4 is not a perspective control or ‘shift’ lens, but a ‘tilt’ lens. Often these go together, sometimes a lens is a ‘shift’ lens only, while this one is purely a ‘tilt’ lens. It’s made for creative depth of field control, not correcting converging verticals and other perspective issues.

At this price, we might group this new lens with the best tilt shift lenses you can get, subject to testing, though it might be pushing it to include it amongst the best lenses for bokeh, since it works on a different principle and gives rather different results. But if you’re looking for the best cheap lenses, this one looks a no-brainer!

The new TTartisan 50mm f/1.7 tilt lens has a stepless aperture control ideal for video. (Image credit: TTartisans)

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It’s not just the creative potential that makes this lens exciting, but the price!  TTartisan will be selling this lens for just $199 (about £177/AU$316) which is far below what we’re used to seeing for lenses of this type.

By OngkyF