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Here at last? Nikon Z users first to catch glimpse of 7artisans' full-frame fisheye

7artisans 10mm f2.8 fisheye
(Image credit: Nikon Rumor)

The first pictures of the new 7artisans 10mm f/2.8 fisheye lens for Nikon Z mirrorless cameras have appeared, suggesting that its release could be imminent.

Three months ago it was revealed that the company were set to launch four new lenses, one of which would be the 7artisans 10mm f/2.8 fisheye, in Nikon Z as well as other full-frame mounts.

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Since then, little has been heard of the 7artisans 10mm f2.8 fisheye (opens in new tab). However details are starting to emerge and the new pictures of a Nikon Z mount version of the lens should mean its release isn't far off.

The lens looks set to contains 11 elements in 8 groups and a 178 degree angle of view. It features a declicked aperture ring, has a close focusing distance of 17cm and weighs around 570g.

The 7artisans 10mm f2.8 fisheye would be a great option for full-frame mirrorless camera owners who require a super wide angle lens. Fisheyes tend to be specialist lenses with niche creative or commercial applications. The 7artisans 10mm f/2.8 fisheye, therefore, could be particularly appealing as the company is known for its competitively priced lenses – such as the Leica M mount 75mm f1.25 (opens in new tab)

The 7artisans 10mm f/2.8 fisheye could be as useful for videographers as for photographers due to its stepless aperture ring, which allows for smooth transitions between apertures. With its super close minimum focus distance, it could help both photo and video enthusiasts create some interesting results. 

These images initially appeared on the Nikon Rumors (opens in new tab) website. As well as Nikon Z, the 7artisans 10mm f/2.8 fisheye looks set to be released in Sony E, Leica L and Canon RF full frame mounts. No price has yet been confirmed.

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Laurence is an NCTJ-trained journalist with nearly 20 years' editorial experience gained on a wide range of publications, from The Beirut Times in Lebanon to The Sunday Times, and including recent freelance engagements with Future's cycling and automotive portfolios, Outdoor Fitness, and The English Home. He has recently been undertaking a sports broadcast journalism MA at Southampton Solent, gaining valuable TV and radio experience, and am currently videographer for Frome Town FC soccer team. He is the author of Bikepacking (Wild Things Publishing, 2016).