JackM: Image 9: look at the size of that thing!!
look at those hipster watches :D
stanic042: I like the lack of moiré and increased detail
corners look good enough to me in this hand-on review http://www.diyphotography.net/first-hands-on-review-of-the-venus-optics-laowa-15mm-f4-11-macro-lens/
I'm ready for it as well..ordered the Laowa 15/4 macro in anticipation :D
I like the lack of moiré and increased detail
despite the manipulation, it only shows real things happeningI like it, it is a kind of a historical photo and I also appreciate the work behind it
iAPX: So sad!
I am in love with Reda, she's is young, she is the new generation, she is insightful, and grounded in the 2010's not in the 1910's. She explain things clearly with a deep understanding of what get we there. I want more EU MEP like her!
I don't care about buildings, I am not a panorama photographer, I do some street photography but it usually doesn't involve copyrighted buildings. Or does it, because a 1900 building could see it's architect dying in the 50's, and the right still existing in 2020?!?
It has just no sense until you just make pictures of a building. But even then, everyone could see it, it's free, from the road. So where is the lost?I think photographying a building is just advertisement, for the architect...
@falconeyesas this was a proposal from MEP, how is this going to weaken the, e.g., Commission?
driftnomore: made in china...if you buy these lenses ,you are helping CHINA to bully more on small countries ,like my country Philippines.CHINA, a country that doesnt spend a single penny on R & D,but makes money by copying and hacking! THINK ABOUT IT,FOLKS !
the company has confirmed in mail, that there is indeed a 14 blade aperture, not 6 and that they are taking down the product photo nr. 3all clear for ordering from my side :D
stanic042: if the optical quality is any good (seems a bit cheap for ultra wide macro lens) this will be a very nice lens for the planned Pentax fullframe
I´m in similar situation, having 50 mm and 100 mm covered, planning to get the hopefully upgraded DFA 300/4 HD :) and with this 15 mm, it would only leave a 20-35 mm hole, which might get covered by the new Sigma zoom...but I would also really like to be able to use the DA 35/2,8 macro, given the Tamron clone of this lens is full-frame and I use the DA happily on the Z1p
hmm, the aperture looks like 6 blades in their product photohttp://www.venuslens.net/product/laowa-15mm-f4-wide-angle-1x-macro-lens/#
apart from manual aperture and some barrel distortion, looks like a winner to me: "excellent image quality" "this lens a small chunk of solid metal"http://sgmacro.blogspot.dk/2015/06/review-of-venus-optics-laowa-15mm-f4-11.htmlanother quick review: http://www.diyphotography.net/first-hands-on-review-of-the-venus-optics-laowa-15mm-f4-11-macro-lens/
if the optical quality is any good (seems a bit cheap for ultra wide macro lens) this will be a very nice lens for the planned Pentax fullframe
John C Tharp: Why make a 'UV' filter at all? Why not start with a protection filter without coatings that rob light?
you mean coatings that help to transmit light
Photoman: I wonder if these adapters will be any good. I thought you only put adapter lens on video cameras? I would prefer a FE 21mm with no attachments on it.
a friend uses nex 5n and the 16/2,8 plus adapter to 12 mm, and I was really surprised how excellent the pics were
Artak Hambarian: Beautiful! Finally colors are coming! Away from the Grayness of the Black! And looks just as solid!
GodSpeaks: Capture One Pro is far superior to lightroom. Plus you are not forced to 'catalog' everything.
just a tech. q., in what is it superior? and I don´t feel like forced to catalog stuff in LR...
Mike FL: One thing is for sure, you pay less for "Made in China". Such as:
"Yongnuo clones Canon’s ‘nifty fifty’ down to every last detail at half the price (@$69)" per IR.
"the 'build quality seems to be on par with Canon’s 50mm 1.8 II; maybe a *tad bit better*, but not by much.'"
BTW:Actually, you can get it for not $69, but $40 with free shipping.
As an reference a "Leica Lens Coffee Cup Mug" is $45, and " Made in Germany. Never used, only removed from box for this photo". Per seller, Oh yes. " Made in Germany."
have you ever used anything made in Germany?
I loved Roger Cicala´s habbelsad joke :Dhttp://www.lensrentals.com/blog/2012/09/product-announcement-lensrentals-looney
Hugo808: Heh, heh, good old Pentax. They've always been a revolutionary company that pushes boundaries and comes up with mold-breaking new ideas.
In the 60's they developed open-aperture metering and reflex viewfinders but I suspect their glory days are behind them if their next big thing is pretty colours!
Mind you, maybe my old Spotmatic might have sold more if it had come in raspberry ripple flavour, who knows for sure?
yes, no innovation at all, just a on-demand AA filter or on-sensor astro tracking, for example