very impressed with this wide angle adaptor (3 pics)

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Buchan Grant Contributing Member • Posts: 818
very impressed with this wide angle adaptor (3 pics)

Just did a little test of this adaptor with the 200% lens (16mm) calibration applied in Lightroom (on all 3 sliders). Its a nice piece of kit which does give good results, incredible central resolution on the 2nd image

http://www.buchangrant.com

RussellInCincinnati Veteran Member • Posts: 3,201
what exact hardware with model numbers are you using?

Can't tell exactly what rig you are showing us, and it is slightly unclear to many of us exactly what post-processing you did in your quite nice photos.

technic Veteran Member • Posts: 8,932
Re: very impressed with this wide angle adaptor (3 pics)

yes, really nice quality for a SWA adapter. A few others have previously posted very nice results from this 16mm/WA combo on the forum. Sony did a really good job on this converter, and mechanically / pricewise also a nice product. Too bad that the quality of the 16mm itself is often less convincing (unless at f/8-f/11, or if you happen to get a really good copy).

These images are at f/11, and there is still obvious CA near the corner of the second picture. I noticed the same CA problem in other pictures of this combo: similar to the 16mm without converter, but a bit stronger. Seems this CA is a nonlinear issue, almost impossible to remove (automatically) in PP.

Buchan Grant OP Contributing Member • Posts: 818
Re: very impressed with this wide angle adaptor (3 pics)

Yes it does still leave a little CA but nothing you can't get rid of with a couple of moments in PP. Having used a Canon 16-35L on a 5DII for a couple of years, its almost as good even in the corners.

http://www.buchangrant.com

jazzroy1972 Regular Member • Posts: 172
Re: very impressed with this wide angle adaptor (3 pics)

This adaptor.. which one?
there's plenty of adaptors for sale.

so, which adaptor and on which lens?

Sony's one?

Buchan Grant OP Contributing Member • Posts: 818
this refers to the Sony VCL ECU1 Wide angle adaptor

which snaps on the front of the 16mm wide angle lens
http://www.buchangrant.com

anaksatawo Contributing Member • Posts: 657
Re: very impressed with this wide angle adaptor (3 pics)

i have ordered a similar lens. when it arrives, ill post my experiences here. thank you for the share.

Reemul Forum Member • Posts: 68
Re: very impressed with this wide angle adaptor (3 pics)

Think he meanss the ultra wide converter on the 16mm pancake giving a 12mm ultra wide view.

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