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What is the next step? UWA lenses

I currently have the truly excellent 4/3 7-14UWA zoom with MMF3, which isn't exactly inconspicuous when toting it around town!

I had a play with DrMarkF's* Laowa 7.5mm lens and thoroughly enjoyed the simplicity and compact nature of the lens, and the output from that was indistinguishable from the zoom (without pixel peeping) and was less susceptible to lens flare due to the lack of several acres of glass at the front! - usually dealt with by waving my hand at full stretch around madly as an extra lens hood...

What other alternates are there out in the market place?

Samyang 7mm fisheye - I tried one and didn't like the distortion - so that presumably rules out the Oly 8mm fisheye too.
Laowa 7.5mm
M4/3 7-14 which I can't justify at the moment
Lumix 7-14 - with fringing issues


* I never really said thank-you properly for the time we spent wandering around Trinity college and the loan of the lens! Thank-you! Must do it again!
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Re: What is the next step? UWA lenses

Panasonic 8-18. The best of the UWA zooms imho.
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Re: What is the next step? UWA lenses

I have the Samyang 7.5mm f3.5 and really rate it. As for the fish eye effect this can be removed in lightroom by selecting the Samyang 7.5mm f/3.5 fish eye lens in the Lens Correction panel. Here is what it does. Excuse the image it was taken for Milkyway development.

No correction.


with lens defaults applied although you can tweek to your particular taste.
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