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25mm / f1.8 Lens

7artisans 25mm / f1.8 Lens for Fuji Cameras

Pro1, X-Pro2, X-E1, X-E2, X-E2s;
3. Ideal Aperture with Twelve Blades: Twelve diaphragm blades are crucial to favorable rendition of highlights in the fore and background.
It provides high quality of the transition as well as nice bokeh for the lens, keeping the background intentionally blurred to keep the attention of the observer on the main subject.
4. Portable Aluminum Mount: With aluminum-made body and copper bayonet, 7artisans 25mm / f1.8 weights as light as 143g, which is portable for your photography.

Specifications:
Full frame available: No, APS-C
Compatible camera mount: Sony E-mount; Fuji cameras; Panasonic and Olympus M4/3 mount cameras.
Focal length: 25mm
Aperture range: f/1.1-f18
Closest focus distance: 0.18m
Blades Number: 12 diaphragm blades
Construction: 7 elements in 5 groups
Weight: 143g

Contains:
1x 7artisans 25mm / f1.8 for Fuji Camera
2x lens caps
1x lens bag
7artisans 7.5mm fisheye – budget friendly diagonal fisheye for Sony e-mount


I love the extreme circular image I get with the Meike and I’ve been very happy with the images I get when I correct the distortion to make a more traditional rectangular image from them.

I even had one printed in the June issue of UK surf magazine Carve, as subscribers to my newsletter will have already seen:

A circular fisheye image which was corrected in photoshop so it appears similar to the results of the 7artisans 7.5mm fisheye

But, I didn’t go as far as recommending the Meike over the Samyang/Rokinon 8mm f2.8 diagonal fisheyes.

I think most surf photographers would prefer the simplicity of shooting with full diagonal coverage of their sensor. Even though the Meike costs half of the price of the Samyang/Rokinon, I think a diagonal fisheye is probably the best option for most surf photographers.

The best value fisheye for Sony e-mount cameras

So far the best value fisheye for surf photographers who use the Sony a6xxx range of bodies has been the Samyang/Rokinon 8mm. But now you have another option that’s about half the price of the Samyang/Rokinon and gives you a very similar field of view across the whole sensor.

The 7artisans 7.5mm f2.8 fisheye

The 7artisans 7.5mm fisheye

At Just $139 now the 7artisans 7.5mm fisheye is now the most inexpensive diagonal fisheye for the Sony e-mount.

Here are the details:

  • Price: $139 US
  • Manual focus
  • Manual aperture
  • f2.8
  • 7.5mm
  • 180 degrees field of view
  • Diagonal fisheye – covers the whole APSC sensor
  • Lens hood (is it removable? probably not, but maybe)
  • Length (with lens hood): 63mm
  • Diameter: 63mm
  • Aluminium body, copper lens mount
  • Minimum focus distance: 0.12m

The manual aperture and focus shouldn’t worry you at all, you don’t need to autofocus on a fisheye for surf photography, and setting up the aperture to get decent shots whatever the light conditions is very easy too.

The brand 7artisans is relatively new, but they’ve got a few all manual lenses available and I’ve been pretty happy with my other all manual Chinese lens purchases, so I’ve got high hopes for the quality being pretty good.

Ideally the lens hood would be removable, so you could use it with more of the smaller dome ports. Some sites even seem to list a “foldable lens hood”, which offers a ray of hope, although there are no pictures of it without the hood in place…

All the rest looks pretty standard so it just remains to be seen if the image quality compares to the Samyang/Rokinon 8mm diagonal fisheyes and the Meike Circular fisheye.

Because it’s only just been announced, there aren’t any reviews available yet. It’s likely to be a bit like the Meike 6.5mm fisheye and take a little while before people start receiving them from China and putting samples up online.

I’ve already placed an order for mine, so as soon as I get it I’ll do the usual unboxing and first impressions videos.

Is anyone else thinking of picking one of these 7artisans 7.5mm fisheye lenses up for surf photography?



Contact Method

Contact Person:Angel Chan

Tel:0086-13410939764

E-mail:sales@7artisans.com

Address:Minle Industrial Park, Longhua New District, Shenzhen, 518000, Guangdong, China.