very impressed with this wide angle adaptor (3 pics)

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Buchan Grant
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very impressed with this wide angle adaptor (3 pics)
May 18, 2011

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

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RussellInCincinnati
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what exact hardware with model numbers are you using?
In reply to Buchan Grant, May 19, 2011

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.

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technic
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In reply to Buchan Grant, May 19, 2011

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.

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Buchan Grant
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Re: very impressed with this wide angle adaptor (3 pics)
In reply to technic, May 19, 2011

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.

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jazzroy1972
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Re: very impressed with this wide angle adaptor (3 pics)
In reply to Buchan Grant, May 19, 2011

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

so, which adaptor and on which lens?

Sony's one?

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Buchan Grant
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this refers to the Sony VCL ECU1 Wide angle adaptor
In reply to jazzroy1972, May 19, 2011

which snaps on the front of the 16mm wide angle lens
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anaksatawo
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Re: very impressed with this wide angle adaptor (3 pics)
In reply to Buchan Grant, May 19, 2011

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

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Reemul
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Re: very impressed with this wide angle adaptor (3 pics)
In reply to anaksatawo, May 20, 2011

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

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