Lens Review: 7artisans 7.5mm f/2.8 II Fisheye Lens (Micro 4/3)
In this latest camera gear video review, Frankie Cavone talks about why he loves the 7artisans 7.5mm f/2.8 II Fisheye Lens for micro four thirds camera systems. See our review below:
1. Price – At roughly $140 USD, this lens a great lens to go along with your kit lens if you are a beginner. When you are first starting out, it is hard to justify spending a ton of money on gear without knowing if it’s for you. That being said, this is a small investment that might open up your mind to a different style of photography!
2. Sharp Results – With lenses that get this cheap, the sharpness is always something that could lack. With this 7artisans made lens, I can officially say that you will get sharp results using this lens making it great for landscape work and more.
3. Classic Fisheye Look – There’s just something about that classic fisheye look, maybe I am biased since I am a skateboarder. But that being said, this look will give your work a little more personality depending on how you use it. I shoot a lot of wide angle lenses on full frame cameras with most of them having very little distortion. When I am trying to capture this look, I always turn back to my Panasonic GH5 with this lens attached!
1. Manual Focus – Yes, this 7artisans fisheye has no auto-focus. If this is a downside that you are worried about, well do we have a trick for you! We highly recommend using focus peaking/assist built within your mirrorless micro 4/3 camera to ensure you are nailing focus every time.
2. No Ability to Use ND Filters – If you are hoping to use a threaded ND filter on this lens, forget it. Since the 7Artisans fisheye lens has a fixed lens hood along with glass that bulges out, there is no ability to attached ND Filters that screw on by thread.
3. Poor Build Quality – While this lens has a nice metal build, it doesn’t stand the test of time. On multiple versions of the lens, I have had screws pop out of the lens while taking the lens on and off a camera. I’d say this started to happen to me after a good 2 years of use. This will cause the back to get loose which will dramatically effect the quality of your images