As a shift lens this lens is very capable. He's not shooting at 1x with that wide angle macro lens, and I don't fault him for it. You are referring to a tilt lens to get sharpness from front to back with the lens wide open. The new camera will be available for special order in early 2021. For many of us, photography is a welcome retreat from the raging storm that is 2020. Of note is the 77mm filter thread around the non-protruding front element. The shift is very helpful but there is no tilt so it is limited in that also. Extremely close focussing is an inherent characteristic for a 1:1 macro focussing distance on a 15mm lens. If you're looking for a high-quality camera, you don't need to spend a ton of cash, nor do you need to buy the latest and greatest new product on the market. The small lever to engage the shift mechanism is just behind the focus ring, at the rear of the lens. My Heliar 15/4.5 is also a rather early version, got it in 2000. because interesting pictures CAPTCHA Code * Search for: Recent Posts. Which one did you use for 1:1 and 15mm? The LAOWA 15mm lens is one of the widest full-frame lenses to offer a full 1:1 magnification ratio (meaning that the object in focus is projected at actual-size onto the film or sensor). With a relatively reasonable price and availability in many different lens mounts, there is now an ultra-wide option for anyone who likes to get really close to their subjects. Check out my blog post for my thoughts on this lens, and of course. MIOPS has announced Flex, a new smart camera gadget designed to make it easy and simple to capture lightning strikes, action images, holy grail timelapse videos and much more. This is the most interesting lens review I've read on this site. Not sure if I'll ever end up buying one, but I noticed that it inspires my creativity and reading the article made me smile a little. The A77 also has "focus peaking" which really works quite well and not available on my Nikons. Photographers can focus very close to the subject and let the foreground dominates in the photo but at the same time, have the background telling viewers about where and how the subject lives. Fujifilm's 3.00 firmware update adds a new Pixel Shift Mult-Shot mode to its GFX 100 camera that works alongside a new Pixel Shift Combiner program to output 400MP Raw images made up from 16 individual still images. The Leica Q2 Monochrom is a version of the Gold Award-winning Q2 that only shoots images in black and white. Laowa 15mm f/4 Wide Angle Macro. At close focus distances, the center is quite sharp (where most macro subjects tend to be) at all apertures, while at infinity the corner details appear smeared until the lens is stopped down significantly. Everybody and his dog reviews them anyway, so it's really no big loss if DPR never gets around to them. There are no scales or gears to finely control the amount of shift. The smallest I found is a 12mm. In a year when social distancing became a way of life overnight, Senior Editor Barney Britton maintained a small sense of connection via the Fujifilm X100V. As for the IQ, the distortion looks complex, but that's just one calibration run from being permanently fixed. I haven't tried it on a FF body because I don't have one, but with a 20mm extension tube on a 1.6x crop body it will get over life size (it does nearly 1/3 life-size natively), with a reasonable working distance. An interesting review of a peculiar lens. The minor barrel/moustache distortion can easily be removed and then this would be a perfect lens. In this case, DoF is actually quite narrow along the length of the subject, but can't be obtained by any other means. However, wide-angle macro enthusiasts will definitely enjoy this lens, while anyone with patience and a desire to explore the options it provides will similarly find the Venus LAOWA 15mm to be a fun and rewarding addition to their system. This item: Venus Laowa 15mm f/4 Wide Angle 1:1 Macro Lens with Shift for Canon EF Mount $499.00. The adapter will bring full autofocus, aperture control and EXIF data transfer capabilities to Pentax K-mount lenses when used on select Sony E-mount camera systems. I second that motion. Glad to see some new ideas and efforts.