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DavidBM wrote:
Have you tried the thinner of the plastic washers that fit inside the ring? I found that by replacing the default one with the thinner one there are various lenses it would fit....


No, I havenīt, i bought my collar used and have only one washer that fits the Novoflex-adapters. Without the washer the collar is wide enough (too wide) for the MC-11, so it might fit with a thinner washer or some DIY-solution.


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Mar 23, 2017 at 11:41 AM
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twoeye wrote:
No, I havenīt, i bought my collar used and have only one washer that fits the Novoflex-adapters. Without the washer the collar is wide enough (too wide), so it might fit with a thinner washer.


Yep it might be worth a go then for anyone who has the Novoflex, the full kit of three washers, and an MC11. I think the washer that fits Novoflex adapters is the thickest of them. I need the thinner one to fit the FE2.8/90, for example. I've considered getting an MC-11 for my Canon MP-E . If I do I'll report back if no one else has about fitting the Nonoflex.



Mar 23, 2017 at 11:47 AM
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p.6 #3 · p.6 #3 · Pre-order: Laowa 15mm f/2 FE for $850


Any info out there on a possible release date for this lens?


Apr 01, 2017 at 03:28 AM
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I think we have all been asking that questions for way too long. Just hope it doesn't come out a disappointment....


Apr 03, 2017 at 07:30 PM
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Vcize wrote:
Any info out there on a possible release date for this lens?



According to a Chinese forum, it should release in May.



Apr 04, 2017 at 07:21 AM
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p.6 #6 · p.6 #6 · Pre-order: Laowa 15mm f/2 FE for $850


I have seen nothing on any other forum either.


Apr 13, 2017 at 12:54 AM
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p.6 #7 · p.6 #7 · Pre-order: Laowa 15mm f/2 FE for $850


I didn't even get the lens for review yet...so I think it's a long way for a production model.


Apr 13, 2017 at 01:13 AM
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I contacted them 2 weeks ago and complained that they noted the first quarter and the first quarter was nearly up. They responded that they had some production issues, but that they should be shipping in May.


Apr 13, 2017 at 02:19 AM
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seanj wrote:
I contacted them 2 weeks ago and complained that they noted the first quarter and the first quarter was nearly up. They responded that they had some production issues, but that they should be shipping in May.


The Chinese New Year was Jan 28, so they get 4 extra weeks :-)



Apr 13, 2017 at 02:57 PM
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It looks decent enough. Coma performance is still out since those astro shots were taken at 5.6

http://forum.xitek.com/forum-viewthread-tid-1665807-ordertype-1-highlight-%C0%CF%CD%DC.html



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p.6 #11 · p.6 #11 · Pre-order: Laowa 15mm f/2 FE for $850


So what the heck is happening with this lens? :Shouldn't it be out by now?


May 06, 2017 at 11:29 AM
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i remember being excited about it.....well...I'm not so sure now.

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May 06, 2017 at 12:15 PM
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davidbogdan wrote:
i remember being excited about it.....well...I'm not so sure now.

db


So far as I'm concerned they can take as long as they like. I'd rather they fixed issues rather than using us as guinea pigs.



May 06, 2017 at 12:23 PM
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Looking at the superb quality of Sigma Art lenses, my last two 20mm f/1.4 and 135mm f/1.8, I am now more excited about the Sigma 14mm f/1.8. From what I could gather, the other Art lenses have earned an excellent reputation as well. Yes, that Sigma lens would be heavier, bulkier and more expensive but you get what you are willing to handle and pay for, I guess . This is where a better funded R&D and a more established company shines. I just wish that Sigma will come out with their version of native FE lenses before too long.

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May 06, 2017 at 01:23 PM
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It's good that both lenses exist. I'd never touch the Sigma and if I'd get it for free, I'd sell it, no matter how good it would be.

Now this Laowa looks pretty promising and my only interest in it is because it apparently ticks all the boxes: affordable, small and fast.



May 06, 2017 at 01:59 PM
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It's supposed to be out next month apparently.


May 06, 2017 at 02:07 PM
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AGeoJO wrote:
Looking at the superb quality of Sigma Art lenses, my last two 20mm f/1.4 and 135mm f/1.8, I am now more excited about the Sigma 14mm f/1.8. From what I could gather, the other Art lenses have earned an excellent reputation as well. Yes, that Sigma lens would be heavier, bulkier and more expensive but you get what you are willing to handle and pay for, I guess . This is where a better funded R&D and a more established company shines. I just wish that Sigma will come out with their version of native FE lenses before too long.



I hope to add a wide angle in the coming months. Will be good to have more choices. After having spectacular results from their 135, I'm looking forward to checking out the 14mm F1.8.




May 06, 2017 at 03:15 PM
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p.6 #18 · p.6 #18 · Pre-order: Laowa 15mm f/2 FE for $850


They finally shipped this lens to me (production model). I should get it soon and will compare it to many lenses including the CV 15/4.5 and 12-24/4. I'm hopeful it will be a great astro lens. Let's see!


Jul 12, 2017 at 03:32 AM
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p.6 #19 · p.6 #19 · Pre-order: Laowa 15mm f/2 FE for $850


I got the Laowa 15/2 a couple days ago. It weights 516 grams without the metal hood and caps. It's surprisingly small as well.
I've tested it against the Sony 12-24/4 G and CV 15/4.5 III and was very surprised by the results. I am waiting to find out if I can post the tests and if I do, I will start a new thread on it. BTW: I tested it for coma as well.



Jul 19, 2017 at 05:31 AM
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Fred Miranda wrote:
I got the Laowa 15/2 a couple days ago. It weights 516 grams without the metal hood and caps. It's surprisingly small as well.
I've tested it against the Sony 12-24/4 G and CV 15/4.5 III and was very surprised by the results. I am waiting to find out if I can post the tests and if I do, I will start a new thread on it. BTW: I tested it for coma as well.


Thanks Fred. Very interested in this for an Aurora lens. Hope that even if you can't post test result images you can at least give us your impressions and discuss your observations. Thanks!



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