My first lens purchase in YEARS!

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  1. 480sparky

    480sparky Chief Free Electron Relocator Supporting Member

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    It's probably been 3 or 4 years since I purchased a camera lens (other than some über-cheap toy lenses), but today the mailbox had my latest acquisition inside.......

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    .....a 7artisans 7.5mm fisheye.

    Up until today, I've used a Nikon F-Sony E adapter for my Siggy 8mm circular fisheye. As you can imagine, it was really heavy, clumsy, bulky and awkward.

    This little gem isn't much bigger'n than my kit 16-50.

    I got it primarily for video, although a quick trip into the back yard for some stills after cleaning it up shows a LOT of purple fringing. Only testing it out will tell if it will work for video, which for me is typically 1080p.


     
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    Derrel Mr. Rain Cloud

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    Low-priced, right?

    SMALL!!!!


    Fun, no?
     
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    480sparky Chief Free Electron Relocator Supporting Member

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    Normally 130-150 US$. Scored a used one for $90 shipped. Gotta love a bartain.

    Yes. Compared to my Siggy 8mm with adapter:
    Compared to Siggy w adapter.jpg


    Probably as much fun as my Siggy 15 on a D600.
     
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    VidThreeNorth No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Of the low cost brand names, "7artisans" is usually lower priced than "Meike" but in most cases "Meike" is worth the extra money (not much extra cost -- they are both very inexpensive). The reviews to watch are "Christopher Frost", "David Thorpe" and "TechnologyMafia". But Fish-eye tends to be more of a "fun" lens, so the flip side is that probably most people are too busy thinking "ooooh, trippy" than noticing the purple fringing.
    :)
     
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    480sparky Chief Free Electron Relocator Supporting Member

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    I purchased it for video. I doubt at 1080p, anyone will be able to tell if there is any purple fringing. 'Cuz I sure can't see any! If I want still, I'll use either of my Siggy fisheyes on the D600.
     
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    That’s such a huge difference.
     

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