- Mar 3, 2012
- West Haven, CT USA
- Real Name
- Rick Baumhauer
There was a time a few years back when I was doing a lot of interiors and exteriors that benefited from HDR, but they weren't big jobs and the tools at the time weren't great, so the in-camera HDR was actually pretty usable under the circumstances. When I saw that I couldn't get both FE corrections and HDR at the same time, it pretty much decided that lens's fate for me.It looks to be about the same size as the 8mm FE.
Are you referring to in-camera corrections? As a general rule I avoid those except for the FE corrections and have had no problem in using the corrected jpgs in HDR sequences and panoramas (although it is hard to see a need for a pano using such an UWA lens. I did it a couple of times to verify that it would work). The lens is very sharp and I do like the in-camera corrections since they allow me to frame the image I want to take properly without the FE distortion. I actually bought the lens to allow me to stop having to compose panoramas, but it has turned out to be more versatile than just that.
As for the Laowa's size, I struggled to find an angle that both gave a good view and didn't make it look larger than it is. It is quite a bit smaller - about ½" smaller in diameter, over an inch shorter in length, and a bit over half the weight.