One thing I keep forgetting to mention, on my G9, in aperture mode the lens seems to overexpose between 1/3 to one full stop for some reason. When stopped down a bit. In manual mode, it's spot on. What you see is exactly what you get. No idea why, pretty easy to work around, if you need to use aperture mode. Just thought I'd mention it.
Finally a few test pics from a quick stroll in the park today. SOOC SuperFine JPEG.Here are my 10mm findings thus far:
From a UX standpoint, an MFT manual lens like the 10mm with contacts is addictive. Where manual focus on an AF lens is used to correct autofocus misses, it's a great balance between speed and camera engagement. Again, Laowa is onto something with its inclusion into the MFT consortium.
- Sharper than the 9mm 2.8 wide open
- Slightly different rendering character (I like more)
- Awesome close focusing distance
- Pressing an assigned button for peaking isn't needed (if enabled, but will double-check)
- Will respect magnify settings (mine off and assigned to a button)
- Hood design has been seriously improved with a very nice "click"
- Lens cap needs to be replaced with a better pinch cap
Hoping to also post a few shots to share soon.
FYI: The first image was framed for that wide “stand” of blooms and focused with the focusing ring, but wasn’t at minimum focal distance. For the second image, the lens was set to minimal focal distance and focused by moving the camera. Minimum focal distance was a couple of inches beyond the end of the lens.This is how I like wide angle lenses being used. Getting really close. Large vistas looks mostly better with longer FLs, IMHO.
I'm intrigued.with contacts is addictive.
Sat for the photo-op and was gone. He may be 79, but he keeps them mittens moving!