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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New Toy

Can't wait to try out the new Laowa 15mm Macro this weekend. 

 Laowa 15mm 4.0 wide macro 1:1

Laowa 15mm 4.0 wide macro 1:1

Took a first shotphoto while waiting for my car to be serviced.   

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Insanity

Been having fun going around the last week shooting on the new Sony A9. The portability of it is a great motivation to just bring it everywhere I go

First Photo on the A9

Thought I'd bring the new camera out for a spin today. on the Zeiss Sonnar 55mm it's really light and easy to carry around.