Reading a photographer blogger’s email, his email was about the PER`GEAR` 10mm F8 Pancake Fisheye Lens for a selection of Fujifilm cameras. From what I know I knew Fujifilm didn’t have their own fisheye lens therefore I was very interested. I read his email and he also mentioned you could purchase this lens at Amazon for $79.00. $79.00!!!! 👀👀 I don’t know about you but $79.00 isn’t anything compared to any other lens you may look into buying. So I clicked on the link to Amazon and did some reading. Lucky for me my camera was one of many that could use this lens. I clicked the button and purchased one.
This little lens is no bigger than a camera’s body cap…yeah that small. There is a manual focusing lever that you can focus as close to 30cm/1ft or infinity. I think I kept it in the middle and infinity. It really didn’t matter of the settings because I still focused myself. There’s only one aperture - F8. That’s all to it. It’s not a true-true fisheye but it I think I can really create some awesome images once I get comfortable with it. The closer you get to your subject the more distortion you will get.
I took it out one early morning a few weeks ago on a nice, clear, day with some clouds mixed in with the blue skies. I walked around my favorite places in Manassas to see how this lens worked. I didn’t linger long to get the photographs “just right” but enough to see how it worked. Having the adjustable LCD back helps a lot also…especially if you’re getting close to the ground and/or up under your subject as much as possible. Like I mentioned about the closer you get to your subject the more distortion you will get.
The next time I take out this lens I will spend more time with it. Don’t shrug off cheap off-brand gear. Sometimes cheaper just might do the job 🤷🏾♀️🤷🏾♀️
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