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PostPosted: Tue Jun 13, 2017 9:08 pm    Post subject: Laowa 12mm 2.8 D Reply with quote

Hi, I recently bought new Laowa 12mm 2.8 lens.
As there are today a lot of manual UWA option I choose this one.
It is priciest 950$ + 23% VAT for import to Poland.
But still it is smallest, and less distorted lens.
I strongly suggest to watch the reviews on youtube. there are some and all are quite good.
Lets go to photos:
Lens on K1:




Field of view comparison:


Indoor it is around 5x3m room


Flare:



Angled shot:



Distortion*:


*a lack of


PostPosted: Wed Jun 14, 2017 4:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 14, 2017 6:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow! I like the baskets too.


PostPosted: Thu Jun 15, 2017 6:56 am    Post subject: Re: Laowa 12mm 2.8 D Reply with quote

Piotr Krochmal wrote:
Hi, I recently bought new Laowa 12mm 2.8 lens.
As there are today a lot of manual UWA option I choose this one.
It is priciest 950$ + 23% VAT for import to Poland.
But still it is smallest, and less distorted lens.
I strongly suggest to watch the reviews on youtube. there are some and all are quite good.
Lets go to photos:
Lens on K1:

*a lack of


It looks good, I was thinking of getting the 7.5mm for m4/3rds as a superwide.


PostPosted: Fri Jun 16, 2017 6:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very interesting!
Lots of really interesting stuff out of China lately.


PostPosted: Mon Jun 19, 2017 5:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Happy Cat


PostPosted: Mon Jul 03, 2017 2:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It sure is a lot less bulky than the Pentax-A 15mm lens I have.


PostPosted: Mon Jul 03, 2017 5:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I really want one of these. Smile


PostPosted: Mon Jul 03, 2017 1:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Beautiful! i miss my 8mm on my canon 1D3


PostPosted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 7:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Laowa have recently launched the Magic Shift Converter, in the first instance for the 12mm, but it also allows various 35mm legacy lenses to be used shifted. It has a magnification factor of x1.4 to expand the image circle. I have tried it with these lenses (in AI mount), all at maximumm 10mm shift, on A7R body:

Laowa 12mm

Pentax-K SMC 15mm 3.5

Tamron SP 17mm 3.5

Nikon Nikkor 20mm 2.8

Nikon-N Auto 24mm 2.8

The 20mm vignetted with a hood on but not without. The others were OK with a hood.