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08-02-2016, 02:38 PM   #1
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new kickstarter lens with k-mount option

anyone looked into this or have thoughts on it?

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/laowa/ultra-wide-angle-lens-with-zero-distortion-laowa-1

08-02-2016, 03:49 PM   #2
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QuoteOriginally posted by mnaah Quote
anyone looked into this or have thoughts on it?
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Marketing gimmick. A campaign amount of only $10,000? Give me a break.

If you are interested, wait until the product comes to market in a few months and some reviews have been generated. It is unlikely that the street price will exceed the currently available "backer" option.


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Confused. This is one of the sample photos, and it looks like something taken with my 8mm fisheye.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/137268551@N02/27775092533/in/album-72157669943654560/

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A couple of reviews of this lens:

Photozone: Laowa 12mm f/2.8 Zero-D (Canon EOS) - Lab Test / Review

Keith Cooper: Review: LAOWA 12mm f/2.8 'Zero-D' lens
08-03-2016, 04:48 AM   #7
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I've been to talk to the UK distributor, UK Digital, last week. (I bought the Laowa 15mm Macro from them).

They hope to have it available in September.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Barry Pearson Quote
I've been to talk to the UK distributor, UK Digital, last week. (I bought the Laowa 15mm Macro from them).

They hope to have it available in September.
Hi Barry, could you please give your opinion on the Laowa 15mm? I'm thinking about this lens, too.

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Hi Barry, could you please give your opinion on the Laowa 15mm? I'm thinking about this lens, too.
Ouch!

When I tried the shift feature, bits flew off it!

UK Digital are getting it examined and hopefully fixed.
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Ouch!

When I tried the shift feature, bits flew off it!

UK Digital are getting it examined and hopefully fixed.
Oh! good luck!
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