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10-11-2016, 08:37 AM   #1
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Venus Optics Laowa 15mm f/4 Macro Lens for Pentax K

Does anyone has experience with this lens? IQ?
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QuoteOriginally posted by yygomez Quote
Does anyone has experience with this lens? IQ?
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Venus(Laowa) 15mm F4 1:1 Macro+Shift, Review and Samples
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Thanks!, I would love to see some images from the K1 with this lens...
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I'd be interested in some FF images too with this lens. The link provided by Sagala of MightyMike's review is thorough. However, it was also done on a K-3 (crop) thus missing corner performance and behavior on FF.

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I'd be interested in some FF images too with this lens. The link provided by Sagala of MightyMike's review is thorough. However, it was also done on a K-3 (crop) thus missing corner performance and behavior on FF.
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Merci.

I usually check that site in my round of information gathering. Somehow I think I missed it.

Yet, it looks like edges are horribad on FF which confirms what I've read elsewhere..
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some pics

see @ Index of /tmp/pf/laowa/
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From what I've read, since its a K-mount (dummy mount), I assume it'll work on film cameras (e.g. K2)?
One question though, will the Shift work on a Full Frame if a extention tube is added?

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It should work on a film camera I would think. I've read that the shift function is less useful on full frame as the corners vignette significantly and are soft on 24x36. Also, I'm not sure adding extension would work (or what purpose it would serve), as you've already only got a few millimeters of working distance at 1:1 (see right here for an image of the camera/lens with subject at 1:1)...
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QuoteOriginally posted by mee Quote
I'd be interested in some FF images too with this lens. The link provided by Sagala of MightyMike's review is thorough. However, it was also done on a K-3 (crop) thus missing corner performance and behavior on FF.
Mighty Mike was the guy who put his K-1 in my hand and told me to play with a bit. That cost me $2700 CAD, SO he has a K-1. Maybe PM him.

He also found and sold me my Tamron 300 2.8. I love that lens.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Doundounba Quote
It should work on a film camera I would think. I've read that the shift function is less useful on full frame as the corners vignette significantly and are soft on 24x36. Also, I'm not sure adding extension would work (or what purpose it would serve), as you've already only got a few millimeters of working distance at 1:1 (see right here for an image of the camera/lens with subject at 1:1)...
I'm more interested in the tilt/shift aspect of it, not-so-much the macro part.
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