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The good thing is they designed for the M-mount as an afterthought. So most likely this lens has been optimized for the E-mount sensor glass thickness. This is certainly a more exciting E-mount lenses in the recent year.


Mar 09, 2017 at 03:33 PM
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Wish it was a 18mm myself


Mar 09, 2017 at 03:49 PM
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GMPhotography wrote:
Wish it was a 18mm myself


Personally, I wish it was a 200mm



Mar 09, 2017 at 04:09 PM
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Go for that one too.


Mar 09, 2017 at 05:01 PM
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I'm not sure about a 200mm manual focus lens...
After 85mm, I like AF on my lenses.

A very fast and compact 15mm is what I really need especially for nightscapes. Currently I have the CV 12/5.6 III and Loxia 21/2.8 lenses.
Hopefully this 15/2 will do the trick.



Mar 09, 2017 at 05:05 PM
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Im in a weird boat with a 12 and 25 which puts the 15 a little too wide. If its really really good than I may have to rethink things. My wheels are already turning in my head on what I want to do next


Mar 09, 2017 at 05:09 PM
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Fred Miranda wrote:
I'm not sure about a 200mm manual focus lens...
After 85mm, I like AF on my lenses.

A very fast and compact 15mm is what I really need especially for nightscapes. Currently I have the CV 12/5.6 III and Loxia 21/2.8 lenses.
Hopefully this 15/2 will do the trick.


I am in the same boat lens wise. I do differ on the manual focus longer glass tho. I have and really like the Leica M 135/3.4 and R apo 180/2.8. The glass is great, small, fast, and can be used with TAP in a pinch. Now I grant you that eye AF is a boon to portrait photography, but for landscapes especially, I don't see the need for AF.



Mar 09, 2017 at 06:18 PM
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Luvwine wrote:
I am in the same boat lens wise. I do differ on the manual focus longer glass tho. I have and really like the Leica M 135/3.4 and R apo 180/2.8. The glass is great, small, fast, and can be used with TAP in a pinch. Now I grant you that eye AF is a boon to portrait photography, but for landscapes especially, I don't see the need for AF.


I was not referring to landscapes. For that, I'm 100% with you and actually prefer manual focus lenses at all focal lengths.



Mar 09, 2017 at 07:12 PM
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What's next? Manufacturers reporting the actual focal length?


Let's not get carried away now.



Mar 09, 2017 at 08:28 PM
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From info from Venus about the new 15/2:


"And we target to make it rangefinder-coupled too… So its not just only for the TAP.."

Here is a sample picture showing the seven-blade aperture sunstar:
(Sorry, don't know the EXIF info)







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When does this hit the streets , any ideas


Mar 10, 2017 at 06:41 PM
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And do we know the price?

I am testing Rokinon 14/2.4 and I can tell you it does not make light stars like this or the Voigtlander.



Mar 10, 2017 at 06:47 PM
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Another month or so, I believe.

Does the range of ultra wide angle lenses feel a little crowded now? In addition to this lens you have the trio of CV 10mm, 12mm and 15mm, Laowa 12mm f/2, Samyang 14mm SP/XP f/2.4, Sigma 14mm f/1.8 Art and that just in the category of new lenses.



Mar 10, 2017 at 06:49 PM
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Yea it's crowded and they all missed the 18-28 mm range which is needed most. Honestly I'm having a hard time thinking any of these are better than the nice focal length for one and quality of the CV 12. I'm not a Astro guy so I am thinking in general type of shooting. The 15 is lovely in focal length but the 12 is special look to it. Call me crazy


Outside of that the CV trio is corner of the bag lens. Small, light and easy to focus. Do we really want a monster size here.
AGeoJO wrote:
Another month or so, I believe.

Does the range of ultra wide angle lenses feel a little crowded now? In addition to this lens you have the trio of CV 10mm, 12mm and 15mm, Laowa 12mm f/2, Samyang 14mm SP/XP f/2.4, Sigma 14mm f/1.8 Art and that just in the category of new lenses.




Mar 10, 2017 at 07:01 PM
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Fred Miranda wrote:
From info from Venus about the new 15/2:

"And we target to make it rangefinder-coupled too… So its not just only for the TAP.."

Here is a sample picture showing the seven-blade aperture sunstar:
(Sorry, don't know the EXIF info)


Hmm. So if there's a rangefinder coupled version it raises the issue.....will it be optimized for the Sony or the Leica coverglass?



Mar 10, 2017 at 09:38 PM
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DavidBM wrote:
Hmm. So if there's a rangefinder coupled version it raises the issue.....will it be optimized for the Sony or the Leica coverglass?

Was asking myself the same thing...



Mar 10, 2017 at 10:18 PM
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rji2goleez wrote:
And do we know the price?

I am testing Rokinon 14/2.4 and I can tell you it does not make light stars like this or the Voigtlander.


The original Rok 14/2.8 had really ugly sunstars as well
....



Mar 10, 2017 at 10:25 PM
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BastianK wrote:
Was asking myself the same thing...


M-mount was an after thought since they made the E-mount first. Most likely it's just slight adjustment for the mount.



Mar 11, 2017 at 05:50 AM
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Fred Miranda wrote:
From info from Venus about the new 15/2:

"And we target to make it rangefinder-coupled too… So its not just only for the TAP.."

Here is a sample picture showing the seven-blade aperture sunstar:
(Sorry, don't know the EXIF info)


Not bad looking, but as expected, too busy with 7 blades



Mar 11, 2017 at 05:53 AM
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and the dirtiest sensor in the world lol


Mar 11, 2017 at 05:59 AM
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