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06-23-2015, 12:11 PM   #16
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At less than half a cm from the front element how are you going to light your subject...

06-23-2015, 12:17 PM   #17
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QuoteOriginally posted by D1N0 Quote
how are you going to light your subject...
Venus have a solution for that:

https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/125-flashes-lighting-studio/295459-venus-...-kx-800-a.html
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assuming it will stay put when it sees this approaching:


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I'd run from a Nikon too.

The demo video looks interesting - DOF looks impressive in some shots - to be expected with a wide-angle lens. Rather exciting that some company is developing new macro solutions.

Their website is down at the moment.

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The posted MTF curves look OK for APS-C (15mm radius),
but fall apart at the edge of the full frame.
So the "6mm shift" just seems like a gimmick.

Anyway, for Pentax APS-C users, maybe it's just mind control,
but I don't really see this big, awkward lens as a viable option to the DA 15,
which already focuses down to a couple of inches from the front element:

06-23-2015, 02:50 PM   #21
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Oh my, I've been wishing for a wide angle macro. Sweetness!
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QuoteOriginally posted by Zafar Iqbal Quote
Oh my, I've been wishing for a wide angle macro. Sweetness!
There's always someone who'll use it...
06-23-2015, 04:38 PM   #23
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This would be neat for really long ant trails, mossy flora, and anything else that is tiny and in a line. haha

The less than 1/4" distance to 1:1 tells me all of those critters I attempt to photography with my 105mm macro lens will probably not agree to stick around for their closeup with this lens either...

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this strikestrikes amazing and grounds breaking. The lack of barrel distortion seem on the video is extremely impressive.
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A couple reviews. The shift function is no gimmick from the examples

Review of Venus Optics LAOWA 15mm f/4 1:1 Wide Angle Macro Lens
Venus Optics LW 15mm F4.0 Macro 1:1 Review – Wedding Photography Melbourne
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14 blades aperture is rather special...like made lenses in old film times.

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it's SHARP - seems to me
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The shift function is no gimmick from the examples

Review of Venus Optics LAOWA 15mm f/4 1:1 Wide Angle Macro Lens

"Image quality . . . deteriorates at the corners on a full frame sensor."

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The lack of barrel distortion seem on the video is extremely impressive.
Look at Image 8 on the Singapore review.
There's some very complex mustache distortion.
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Would you look at that bokeh...
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QuoteOriginally posted by lytrytyr Quote
"Image quality . . . deteriorates at the corners on a full frame sensor."

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Look at Image 8 on the Singapore review.
There's some very complex mustache distortion.
Wow, some distortion on a unique lens with a low price?

All that means to me is that the lens isn't perfect. It looks like there are a lot of things out can do well, though.
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A very intersting lens idea. I wonder how the DA15 or another UWA would perform with extension tubes in comparison to this lens.
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