Pergear has released their new 10mm f/5.6 fisheye lens for APS-C mirrorless cameras and Micro Four Thirds. It’s been released in Sony E, Fuji X and MFT mounts, but unfortunately for Nikon shooters, the company has confirmed to DIYP that isn’t coming in Z mount flavour (at least, not yet). But for those systems it is available on, it features a full-metal construction and comes with a very low $89 price tag.
Being a fisheye, it naturally offers a very wide angle of view, at 172°. This is significantly wider than the 150° offered by Pergear’s 10mm f/8 fisheye lens. It has a built-in petal-shaped lens hood to provide a little flare protection, although with a lens this wide, it’s often going to be difficult to not capture light sources in the shot.
|Mount||Fujifilm X, Sony E, Micro Four Thirds|
|Focus type||Manual focus|
|Min focus distance||~15cm|
|Optics||6 elements in 5 groups|
|Dimensions||50 x 32mm|
|Weight||120g (without lens caps)|
The small, compact lens is only around 5cm in diameter and 3.2cm long with a weight of only 120g. And when the built-in lens hood doesn’t block the light sources, a multi-layer coating on the front element helps suppress ghosting and flare and to increase contrast and colour. With a minimum focus distance of only around 15cm, you can get some pretty wild looking close-ups, too.
With regards to Z mount, Pergear told DIYP that it isn’t currently available for Nikon APS-C mirrorless, although there does appear to be an Amazon listing for it. So, perhaps it’ll come at some point in the future.