Showcase Laowa Venus 17mm f1.8

RichDesmond

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Just got this in last night. I'm not usually an early adopter, so it's weird for me to be starting one of these. :)
Anyway, these are just some quick shots from a lunch walk, just to give an idea of what the lens produces. No attempt to create "art" was made. :)

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Here you can see what vignetting and distortion is has. All these shots are SOOC jpegs, so some post-processing will help. No in-camera corrections like there are with Panny and Oly lenses. This was take at f1.8, stopping down helps.

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Here's the same shot at f4

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Couple of crops of that white rose. (I think its a rose. I'm not a flower guy, although you wouldn't know it from what I've posted lately. :))

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Yeah, I'm liking this lens. :)
 

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Barrel distortion seems strong... At least it is immediately obvious to me based on these pictures... And you missed focus on #3 - did you rely on the infinity mark of the lens? Besides, it seems a good lens with nice contrast and colors.
 

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Barrel distortion seems strong... At least it is immediately obvious to me based on these pictures... And you missed focus on #3 - did you rely on the infinity mark of the lens? Besides, it seems a good lens with nice contrast and colors.
Hmm, I didn't think the barrel distortion was that bad. Should be easy to fix in post.
Yeah, I did miss it a little. I don't remember exactly what I did, but a brain fart on my part is a strong likelihood. :)
 
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