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02-02-2018, 06:17 AM - 2 Likes   #1
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Weirdest Lens Ever?

When I saw the thread for the Prime Lens Wishlist Survey my addled brain immediately thought of what's the strangest thing I could wish for? Rather than hijack that thread with visions of a 377.5mm f/0.6 tilt-shift circular fisheye, I thought we could maybe discuss the most bizarre, illogical, how-did-a-company-signoff-on-building-this-stuff lenses you've ever seen here. Pentax or not.


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02-02-2018, 06:58 AM - 3 Likes   #2
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How about:

Laowa 24mm f/14 Macro
Laowa 24mm f/14 Relay 2x Macro Lens With Unusual Shape Announced

Who said that UWA FF lenses need large front lens?
But it's probably a very useful lens, if needing a niche lens like that.
02-02-2018, 07:42 AM   #3
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Wild lens!
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This may be the strangest lens design ever. Surprisingly it can produce dreamy photos in the hands of someone who knows what they are doing. Very rare and expensive.


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Well, this one isn't as weird as that Laowa 24mm macro, but this is an odd one I acquired:
Soligor C/D Dualfocus f3.5/28mm & f3.8/35mm MC
02-02-2018, 08:12 AM   #6
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QuoteOriginally posted by Fogel70 Quote
How about:

Laowa 24mm f/14 Macro
Laowa 24mm f/14 Relay 2x Macro Lens With Unusual Shape Announced

Who said that UWA FF lenses need large front lens?
But it's probably a very useful lens, if needing a niche lens like that.


Wow, that's going to be hard to top.
02-02-2018, 08:19 AM - 3 Likes   #7
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QuoteOriginally posted by Fogel70 Quote
Laowa 24mm f/14 Macro Laowa 24mm f/14 Relay 2x Macro Lens With Unusual Shape Announced
Seriously! What is that! Wow, really exciting times for photography, if that is the future. Would love to see more real world samples from that lens.
A 24mm lens longer than 300mm lenses!

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It doesn't hold a candle to the lens with a gem in it or that Laowa Macro, but the weirdest I have is the Zhongyi Mitakon 20mm f/2 4.5X Super Macro - - Mitakon - ZY Optics (Shenyang Zhongyi Optics ) It looks to be a remake of an old Olympus bellows lens. It might be considered weird if you're used to 'normal' dslr lenses. The 3-bladed triangular aperture deserves mention.
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Laowa for coloscopy
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SMC Pentax-M Reflex 2000mm F13.5
SMC Pentax-M Reflex 2000mm F13.5 Reviews - M Prime Lenses - Pentax Lens Reviews & Lens Database

This is probably the wildest one from Pentax.
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17mm TSE. The protruding front element is worrisome.
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Nikkor 6mm f2.8 for inconspicuous street shooting.
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