Chinese language producer Rockstar has launched a set of extremely reasonably priced prime lenses which might be each underneath $80. The handbook focus 10mm f/8 Fisheye and 27mm f/2.8 pancake lenses can be found for Sony, Nikon, Fujifilm, and Canon APS-C cameras in addition to Micro 4 Thirds.
Rockstar 27mm f/2.8
Initially noticed by Photo Rumors, the primary lens is the totally handbook 27mm f/2.8 aspect angle handbook focus lens for crop sensor cameras. The pocket-sized lens offers an roughly 43mm full-frame equal focal size on APS-C cameras and about 52mm when used with Micro 4 Thirds. The lens consists of six components in 5 teams and provides a 55-degree subject of view with a minimal focusing distance of 9.84-inches (25cm).
The f/2.8 aperture is mounted and can’t be adjusted in both route, however the small and low-cost lens does have a 55mm filter thread which does permit the usage of a impartial density filter. That gained’t assist with depth of subject, however it might probably at the least let a photographer use a slower shutter velocity in vivid lighting conditions.
The corporate claims this 2.2-inch (58mm) by 0.95-inch (24mm) lens is right for taking pictures small product and meals images because it provides an “glorious blur impact” at quick distances. The 27mm f/2.8 wide-angle lens is obtainable for Canon EOS-M, Fujifilm X, Nikon Z, MFT, and Sony E mounts for $59 from various sellers on eBay.
Rockstar 10mm f/8
Rockstar’s second lens is a 10mm f/8 “fisheye” lens which provides roughly a 16mm (full-frame) equal view on most crop sensor (APS-C) our bodies and about 20mm on a Micro 4 Thirds system. In keeping with the listed product particulars, the f8 mounted lens consists of 5 components in 4 teams and consists of three extra-low dispersion (ED) components packed in a small Formulation 1 tire-like design. It provides a 12-inch (30cm) minimal focusing distance with a 150-degree subject of view and is totally handbook with no digital contacts for speaking the EXIF knowledge to the digicam.
The five-element lens weighs solely 79.5 grams and measures solely 2.3-inches in diameter (58mm) and is 0.43-inches thick (11mm) making it one of many smallest fisheye lenses for these digicam methods, and suits the true definition of a “pancake” lens.
The 10mm f/8 handbook fisheye lens is obtainable for Canon EOS-M, Fujifilm X, MFT, Nikon Z, and Sony E mounts from vendors on eBay with costs ranging between $65 and $75 relying on the seller chosen.
Given the mounted aperture and restricted options of each lenses, neither one is prone to be something groundbreaking or “wow” worthy. Nonetheless, for photographers who’re searching for a really reasonably priced approach to check out these focal lengths or discover the dimensions interesting, there’s not a lot that may be complained about for a lens that prices lower than $80, even whether it is from an organization with a restricted fame.