Updated Laowa 7.5mm F2

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I have shot with the mk.1 version on, very nice, but expensive. Now we get the new one with no aperture ring, control from camera, fine, plus exif details. Great. Still shooting with my P7-14mm. If I did not have the Puwa zoom, I would buy one,, small and fast, plus takes filters.
 

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Very nice. It's even smaller and lighter. At some point in distant future I might upgrade my Olympus 9-18mm to this.

Can someone predict how will the smaller amount of blades affect performance and sun stars? I have the impression that this lens had very good sun stars compared to most M43 lenses.
 
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Very nice. It's even smaller and lighter. At some point in distant future I might upgrade my Olympus 9-18mm to this.
Same here, I have been thinking quite a bit about replacing my 9-18 with the Laowa 7.5 - I shoot the 9-18 at the widest end most of the time anyways.
Havin aperture control and full EXIF data is a useful plus.
 

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Can someone predict how will the smaller amount of blades affect performance and sun stars? I have the impression that this lens had very good sun stars compared to most M43 lenses.
Matti Sulanto has a YouTube review of the new model:
He talks about sun star performance starting at 7:07. He takes several sample pics but doesn't mention how it compares to the earlier model.
 

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I wonder if they'll ever do this with the 17/2? That lens is interesting to me mainly for the low price and distance scale, seems like it would make for nice street shooting zone focus.

I'm not sure, they're probably have to up the price on the 17, but it would make sense otherwise.

That said, you can now get a used m.Zuiko 17/1.8 for not much more on the used market (I just got one for $300CAD) and it has a distance scale as well.
 
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