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!
Sdaniella: Correction: WYSIWYG Exposure Simulation (Full M/ISO or AE modes) Live (Pre)Viewaka: ES-LV, or ExpSim LV, or Final Image (Exposure Simulation) Live Preview (FIES-LV)
DPR's:WYSIWYG ... "compensation"is really a fancy word for MANUAL compensation for AE modes to overcome "dumb camera auto exposure modes assume EV=0 till operator chooses better/different"
instead of the disclaimer, why not just list whether it has:1) ES-LV (WYSIWYG): Full-Time, or only part-time.2) ExpSim/FIES LV (WYSIWYG): Full-Time, or only part-time3) AutoGain-LV (Full-Time Framing+Focus Preview Only; minus WYSIWYG ES-LV or ExpSim LV)
its been 15+ years, DPR, it's about time one lists LV capability TYPES, not just lump them all as, LV=Yes/No?
btw:Non-LV dcams/film cams:1) Optical Live Preview (Full-Time Framing+Focus Preview Only (good light only); minus Autogain LV (3) ... never mind minus ExpSim LV (1)&(2)
gooo sdye :)
so, how does it feel liking your own comments?
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
would be a good match with Pentax 645Z :)
LWW: There is only one thing in life worse than being talked about, and that is not being talked about.Oscar Wilde
for extroverts certainly :)
really beautiful, thanks
papa natas: Just a little remark here, please. And I'm quoting your text:"..Cystic Fibrosis (CF) is the most common fatal genetic disease affecting children and young adults."The disease is not Universally commonly fatal.Cystic Fibrosis is the most common lethal generic disease among...CAUCASIANS. (OMS)
but isn`t sickle cell disease a kind of protection, against malaria, spread thanks to selection pressure?
Frank_BR: Nano coating? Oh, no, another manufacturer who tries to tell other version of the same old fairy tale about lens coating!
It all started in the '60s when Asahi Pentax created a hype with SMC (Super Multi-Coating). Since then, the world has had to hear all this blah blah blah about the magical qualities of the various types of coating used in photographic lenses.
Some acronyms created since then by the fertile imagination of the lens manufacturers:SMC PentaxEBC: FujiT*: ZeissMC: Pentacon, CZJ, TokinaSSC: CanonC: NikonN: NikonSHMC: HoyaUMC: SamyangVMC: Vivitar
you are forgetting HD and Aero bright coating from Pentax as well :)