7artisans 10mm F2.8 Fisheye E-mount lens review by pjdb
|pjdb#46890 date: Oct-24-2022|
flare control: 5
|ownership:||I own this lens|
|compared to:||Sigma 12-24|
(actually nothing compares)
|price paid:||180 € like new|
|positive:||Fun & creative|
Solid as a rock
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.
- total reviews: 2
- sharpness: 4.75
- color: 5.00
- build: 5.00
- distortion: 4.00
- flare control: 5.00
- overall: 4.75