On 5/21/2020 9:57 AM, Wayne Shumaker wrote:
Coming to a FF camera near you...
Thinking of you Moose. :-)
widely freaked WayneS
The lack of comparison with the Voightländer 10/5.6 makes this review less than
I wonder what the actual FL range of production Laowa 9 mm and Voightländer 10
mm lenses will be.
For example, in the Modern Photo tests of yesteryear, the tested FLs of their copies of the 18/3.5 = 18.76 mm, and 21/2
= 20.15, were much closer than one might expect. Both were, however, within the 5% variance range they considered
normal. 21/2 = -4.0 %, 18/3/5 = +4.2%.
I had and used the Laowa 9.5/2 for µ4/3. A nicely built lens, and optically good. Well built, as well, except for the
tiny hood, which had a faulty design that came off too easily.
Didn't work for me for a couple of reasons. It didn't do EXIF. Sure, I know how to easily add the data, but I did not
take the time to take notes, when juggling three bodies in places with endless subjects and limited time, so I don't
know apertures in most cases.
It was also not really all that wide; I bought it mostly for the speed, which it turned out I didn't need. I've been
much happier with the Panny 7-14/4. For more speed, the Oly 7-14/2.8 is nice, too, but I didn't feel I needed that.
I also did poorly with remembering to focus manually. Yes, such a wide lens has deep DoF, but not infinite, and I
screwed up some shots. How bad that problem may for me with the Voightländer, I don't yet know. I do know that the
in-EVF focus aids have so far reminded me that I need to do it.
What if the Hokey Pokey *IS* what it's all about?
Themed Olympus Photo Exhibition: http://www.tope.nl/