A brand-new, affordable circular fisheye lens for APS-C cameras from 7Artisans has been unveiled. It offers a remarkable 225° field of view. This lens joins the small group of lenses that can provide an APS-C or Micro Four Thirds camera with a circular fisheye perspective. A fairly specialized product, circular lenses are not your everyday carry-around fisheye lenses.
7Artisans, founded in 2015, has created a name for itself with a line of low-cost manual lenses for mirrorless mounts.
The 225° field of view of the 7Artisans 4mm f/2.8 lens allows for creating a 360° panoramic image in as little as two clicks. It comprises ten components organized into eight groups, and features a seven-blade aperture diaphragm, a minimum focusing distance of 8.5mm, and a de-clicked aperture ring.
Additionally, this lens will be utilized to capture putting, ultra-wide footage. The video can then be edited to be utilized in 180° virtual reality applications, or it can be combined with a second camera to create 360° or 180° stereoscopic virtual reality on a budget.
The 201g all-metal body is lightweight enough to allow the lens to fly on an X5 DJI drone. This is what the creator refers to as “God’s Perspective,” and it is a truly unique visual experience.