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Re: Laowa 7.5mm f2.0

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I have a 4/3 7-14 f4 so I know what you mean about big and heavy!

Have you done any comparisons between the two lenses? IQ Looks fine in those two photos.
Sadly no, I didn't have them at the same time.
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Re: Laowa 7.5mm f2.0

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Have you done any comparisons between the two lenses? IQ Looks fine in those two photos.
Any comparison would have to be at the same focal length and via manual focus. Then you would know the difference, if any, for (near to) one end of the zoom. I can;'t see it being worthwhile.

I carry the Lumix Vario G 7-14mm as well as the Laowa 7.5mm. I consider them to have different functions.

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Re: Laowa 7.5mm f2.0

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I have a 4/3 7-14 f4 so I know what you mean about big and heavy!

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It's wonderful though isn't it?
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Re: Laowa 7.5mm f2.0

Well having sold both my 4/3 7-14 and my Panasonic 20mm - I now have one of these on order to arrive this week...

Many thanks to Mark for the try out a while back and thanks to those that bought my other lenses to fund it!

I loved the 7-14 f4, but I found that all but one or two photos were taken at 7mm nothing at 14 - other than a couple of tests, and although the IQ was fantastic, it wasn't exactly subtle for carting around town and stately homes...

Quite looking forwards to the challenge of a manual lens, having got thoroughly used to AF!
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Re: Laowa 7.5mm f2.0

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I carry the Lumix Vario G 7-14mm as well as the Laowa 7.5mm. I consider them to have different functions.

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Yes, I've kept the 7-14 f2.8 as well as the Laowa - I love using the biggie when I'm specifically going to do landscape or architectural shooting, especially from a car, while the 7.5 slips unnoticed in to a pocket or bag when I'm travelling or hiking.

I strongly considered selling the 7-14 since I correctly guessed I wouldn't use it that much, but landscape is one application when I resent throwing away any of the 20Mp, so perfect framing with a zoom is really useful.
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Re: Laowa 7.5mm f2.0

Anyone know where to get a soft pouch for the lens...

I haven't found anything small enough yet!
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Re: Laowa 7.5mm f2.0

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Anyone know where to get a soft pouch for the lens...

I haven't found anything small enough yet!
Maybe one for a monocular?

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Re: Laowa 7.5mm f2.0

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Anyone know where to get a soft pouch for the lens...

I haven't found anything small enough yet!
I use one of these: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Dorr-20x20c...ex+camera+wrap
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Re: Laowa 7.5mm f2.0

Well, I'm getting on well with the lens and carry it around "just in case" which I would never have done with the 4/3 7-14....

There are situations where it cannot avoid but flare, but they are work-around-able, one thing I've noticed, is that although it mounts on the camera just fine, the rear lens caps are always loose and occasionally drop off in the bag... (yes I have tried all of them, not just the one it came with)
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Re: Laowa 7.5mm f2.0

Examples of flare...



With a nice central sun, it's fine...



Off to one side it flares - but no more so than the Oly zoom
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although it mounts on the camera just fine, the rear lens caps are always loose and occasionally drop off in the bag... (yes I have tried all of them, not just the one it came with)
Mine does not have this problem. I have just checked it with two Lumix and one generic m4/3 and all fit tightly.

Yes, mine is in the bag just in case.

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Re: Laowa 7.5mm f2.0

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Mine does not have this problem. I have just checked it with two Lumix and one generic m4/3 and all fit tightly.

Yes, mine is in the bag just in case.

Harold
I might get in touch with them then. It's not important as it mates up with the camera really well, but it's obviously slightly looser mount than any of my other lenses.
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