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They will send me one for review.


Mar 03, 2017 at 05:10 PM
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Great news. Look forward to it


Mar 03, 2017 at 05:23 PM
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Yes! Nice Fred! Looking forward to some wide open shots of the Milky Way


Mar 03, 2017 at 05:31 PM
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Fred Miranda wrote:
They will send me one for review.


Very cool! Any idea when ? :-)



Mar 03, 2017 at 06:48 PM
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akclimber wrote:
Very cool! Any idea when ? :-)


They don't even know that yet. I will keep you guys and gals updated.



Mar 03, 2017 at 07:34 PM
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That's awesome news Fred! I've had my eye on this one for a while now, especially after recently returning four copies of the Roki 14mm since I couldn't find a copy that matched the Canon adapted 14mm that I sadly lost in the fall. Hopefully this 15/2 is a real performer.


Mar 03, 2017 at 08:38 PM
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Wish someone has the Firin 20 to test


Mar 03, 2017 at 08:40 PM
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rparchen wrote:
That's awesome news Fred! I've had my eye on this one for a while now, especially after recently returning four copies of the Roki 14mm since I couldn't find a copy that matched the Canon adapted 14mm that I sadly lost in the fall. Hopefully this 15/2 is a real performer.


I am interested in this lens as well. I'm hoping it will be a great lens for nightscapes.



Mar 04, 2017 at 12:09 AM
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Fred Miranda wrote:
I am interested in this lens as well. I'm hoping it will be a great lens for nightscapes.


Yep this one fascinates me, and I have no real idea what to expect. It could be not great, or it could be absolutely awesome. A pity that it has seven aperture blades. On the one hand they aren't Zeiss; on the other hand the mirrorless advantage with wides, and few years advance in technology means that it's not impossible it'll be Z* 15mm distagon good from f 4 or so. Or not. Fascinating! Especially as I have nothing between 10 and 18 at the moment, having divested waiting for the new crop.....



Mar 04, 2017 at 01:50 AM
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DavidBM wrote:
Yep this one fascinates me, and I have no real idea what to expect. It could be not great, or it could be absolutely awesome. A pity that it has seven aperture blades. On the one hand they aren't Zeiss; on the other hand the mirrorless advantage with wides, and few years advance in technology means that it's not impossible it'll be Z* 15mm distagon good from f 4 or so. Or not. Fascinating! Especially as I have nothing between 10 and 18 at the moment, having divested waiting for the new crop.....


Yeap. If this lens has low coma at f/2.8 and is sharp across the field starting at f/4, it will be a great addition to Sony shooters.



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Fred Miranda wrote:
Yeap. If this lens has low coma at f/2.8 and is sharp across the field starting at f/4, it will be a great addition to Sony shooters.


They have to be pretty confident in their product (or at least that one review copy) to ask you of all people to review that lens, Fred

Looking forward to your tests. This may well be the best compact solution for wide field astro on the a7 series yet.



Mar 04, 2017 at 03:02 AM
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DavidBM wrote:
Yep this one fascinates me, and I have no real idea what to expect. It could be not great, or it could be absolutely awesome. A pity that it has seven aperture blades. On the one hand they aren't Zeiss; on the other hand the mirrorless advantage with wides, and few years advance in technology means that it's not impossible it'll be Z* 15mm distagon good from f 4 or so. Or not. Fascinating! Especially as I have nothing between 10 and 18 at the moment, having divested waiting for the new crop.....


I have nothing between 12 and 25 so my radar is in full force.



Mar 04, 2017 at 03:22 AM
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GMPhotography wrote:
Wish someone has the Firin 20 to test


There was a post recently of a few pics with the Firin. It seemed to show a lot of CA in the corners wide open. I'll try to find the post but it didn't seem to be up to Loxia 21 quality.



Mar 04, 2017 at 12:50 PM
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Yeap. If this lens has low coma at f/2.8 and is sharp across the field starting at f/4, it will be a great addition to Sony shooters.


I wonder how Bulls**t their MTFs are? Their infinity MTF shows it, at wide open f2, as better than the Distagon 15 ZF at all frequencies at f2.8! And better still at f2.8...

The extent I find difficult to believe; but at least even if its calculated it's not like the Sony MTFs which leave out diffraction effects at small apertures, because they only show f2 and 2.8.

The graph also shows very little astigmatism.

But their charts could be significantly off, and it still be as good as the Distagon, and that's plenty good enough for me: and it's more compact and faster.

This is either going to be a big disappointment, or pretty thrilling. And seven blades, well I prefer 10, but seven is my next choice (though the sunstars on the Laowa 12 were only OK, and likely it will share the same mechanism...




Mar 05, 2017 at 12:28 AM
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Oh there is a thread here for this lens. I'm planning to get a A7R2 and this lens is on my list. I found they posted some samples of this lens and would like to share it with you. Seems not too bad.

https://tuchong.com/1191850/14188231/



Mar 08, 2017 at 01:59 AM
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kissayumi wrote:
Oh there is a thread here for this lens. I'm planning to get a A7R2 and this lens is on my list. I found they posted some samples of this lens and would like to share it with you. Seems not too bad.

https://tuchong.com/1191850/14188231/


I did a google translate on user laowa's reply, and he says something like, "This FE15mmF2.0 is not currently available and is expected to meet with everyone in May 17".



Mar 08, 2017 at 02:14 AM
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bjornthun wrote:
I did a google translate on user laowa's reply, and he says something like, "This FE15mmF2.0 is not currently available and is expected to meet with everyone in May 17".


Yes, I can confirm your translation is correct, guess that's the final test for the engineering sample and will start production soon.



Mar 08, 2017 at 02:26 AM
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Looking forward to your test Fred. We have 3 wides coming that could be good for astro (15 f2, Sigma 14 1.8 Art, Samyang XP 14 2.4), and, at least for FE shooters, this is the most interesting.

Chris



Mar 08, 2017 at 02:42 AM
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The samples do not show EXIF data for aperture. Hmmm. I have heard it will transmit full EXIF data, though.


Mar 08, 2017 at 02:45 AM
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And don't forget the Irix 15/2.4 too


Mar 08, 2017 at 06:02 AM
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