7artisans 10mm F2.8 Fisheye E-mount lens review by pjdb

reviewer#46890 date: Oct-24-2022
sharpness: 4.5
color: 5
build: 5
distortion: 3
flare control: 5
overall: 4.5
tested on:
  • film camera:Film camera
  • APS-C: 6MP6 MP; 10MP10 MP; 12MP12 MP; 14MP14 MP; 16MP16 MP; 20MP20 MP; 24MP24 MP
  • full frame: 12MP12 MP; 24MP24 MP; 36MP36 MP; 42MP42 MP; 61MP61 MP
ownership:I own this lens
compared to:Sigma 12-24
Minolta 17-35
(actually nothing compares)
price paid:180 € like new
positive:Fun & creative
Reasonabily sharp
Solid as a rock
Smooth MF
No click between apertures
Weird focus ring
comment:Although it is not an everyday lens, it will always go in my backpack, since the creative possibilities offered by a fisheye, as well as the unique points of view it offers, are always a plus for a complete report.

The lens is robust, well built, solid and professionally finished, fitting the A7iii like a glove.

The only thing I really don't like is the focus ring: so narrow, travel too long for my liking, and in an odd position, very close to the mount.

As for the fact that he doesn't have stops in the different openings, I suppose that will be something I end up getting used to.

By taking care to place the horizon in the center (both in vertical and horizontal shots), we will ensure that we minimize the inevitable distortions that this type of lens produces. By having enough sharpness, we can make enlargements and cuts without problem.

There is no specific profile (yet), but searching the database offered by ACR, we can find one that suits.

Being an f2.8, the bokeh it offers at maximum aperture is very soft, and the 17cm. of minimum focus distance make us practically get on top of the subject.

Keep in mind that "sometimes distortion is beautiful."

For me, a MUST-HAVE lens for creative shots.


rating summary

lens image
  • total reviews: 2
  • sharpness: 4.75
  • color: 5.00
  • build: 5.00
  • distortion: 4.00
  • flare control: 5.00
  • overall: 4.75
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