Epic Sunset today

Saw the conditions were perfect today for a good sunset and took a walk down to Chinese Garden. I wasn't the only one there trying to capture the sunset, but I manage to get a good spot.

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Venus Optics Laowa 15mm f/4 Macro Lens

To be honest it is a bit weird shooting macro on such a wide lens. You can get really up close to the object, within millimetres of the subject. 

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The infinity focus allows you to use it as a wide 15mm lens with up to 6mm shift. But there is significant vignetting.  

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Upon further reading up on the tech specs it is only recommended to be used in APSC mode when using the shift functions.  

The Laowa 60mm f/2.8 2X Ultra-Macro Lens on a Sony A9

So, now that there is an E-Mount version for this lens I wanted to try it out. This is how my set up looks like now.

My first concern was that the Sony HVL-F20M flash will not clear the lens and leave a shadow but It didn't seem to have a problem when I tested it at the shop.

My first concern was that the Sony HVL-F20M flash will not clear the lens and leave a shadow but It didn't seem to have a problem when I tested it at the shop.

Shot at 1X magnification

Shot at 1X magnification

Shot at 1.5x magnification

Shot at 1.5x magnification

Shot at 2x magnification

Shot at 2x magnification

An ant at 1.5x Magnification

An ant at 1.5x Magnification

Same photo at 100% Zoom

Same photo at 100% Zoom

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