Pergear’s APS-C 10mm f/8 Fisheye lens is basically an $80 lens cap you can shoot photos with

Jan 25, 2021

John Aldred

John Aldred is a photographer with over 20 years of experience in the portrait and commercial worlds. He is based in Scotland and has been an early adopter – and occasional beta tester – of almost every digital imaging technology in that time. As well as his creative visual work, John uses 3D printing, electronics and programming to create his own photography and filmmaking tools and consults for a number of brands across the industry.

Pergear’s APS-C 10mm f/8 Fisheye lens is basically an $80 lens cap you can shoot photos with

Jan 25, 2021

John Aldred

John Aldred is a photographer with over 20 years of experience in the portrait and commercial worlds. He is based in Scotland and has been an early adopter – and occasional beta tester – of almost every digital imaging technology in that time. As well as his creative visual work, John uses 3D printing, electronics and programming to create his own photography and filmmaking tools and consults for a number of brands across the industry.

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Pergear has launched their new 10mm f/8 fisheye pancake lens. It’s available in an array of APS-C mounts including Fuji X, Sony E and Nikon Z as well as Micro Four Thirds. It has a fixed f/8 aperture as well as a focus with a range of only 30cm up to infinity. It’s a tiny lens measuring a mere 55mm x 10mm, weighing only 80g and it’s designed specifically for mirrorless cameras.

It’s a fairly simple lens, with a solid metal construction (hence the 80g weight), a simple lever to adjust the focus from 0.3mm to infinity and fixed f/8 aperture. The optics are made up of 5 elements in 4 groups, with three extra-low dispersion (ED) elements to help eliminate chromatic aberration and other optical defects.

On Nikon, Fuji and Sony APS-C bodies with a 1.5x crop, it offers a 150° field of view. Interestingly, their specs for the Micro Four Thirds version mentioned that it’s a 2x crop instead of a 1.5x crop, but that it also offers a 150° field of view. So, whether the listed 150° is the 1.5x crop APS-C format field of view and this was simply a copy+paste error, I’m not sure.

The Pergear 10mm f/8 Fisheye Pancake lens is available to pre-order now for $79 for APS-C Nikon Z, Sony E and Fuji X as well as Micro Four Thirds. Shipping is expected mid-March.

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John Aldred

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John Aldred is a photographer with over 20 years of experience in the portrait and commercial worlds. He is based in Scotland and has been an early adopter – and occasional beta tester – of almost every digital imaging technology in that time. As well as his creative visual work, John uses 3D printing, electronics and programming to create his own photography and filmmaking tools and consults for a number of brands across the industry.

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5 responses to “Pergear’s APS-C 10mm f/8 Fisheye lens is basically an $80 lens cap you can shoot photos with”

  1. Robert Hicks Avatar
    Robert Hicks

    But somehow Loreo managed the same for 30$ ten years ago

    1. Mikko Nieminen Avatar
      Mikko Nieminen

      Robert Hicks was loreos as wide? Never seen loreo with so wide angle?

  2. Art Nau Avatar
    Art Nau

    Can’t really find any sample photos from this one, even on official website

  3. Ann O'Loughlin Bertulli Avatar
    Ann O’Loughlin Bertulli

    I use a door peephole

  4. Jared Ribic Avatar
    Jared Ribic

    Nothing for the Canon M-mount?