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7.5/f2 - interesting

Read about it here: http://petapixel.us3.list-manage.com...2&e=b8a5b56ba0
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Re: 7.5/f2 - interesting

That looks a very interesting lens at potentially a good price.
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Re: 7.5/f2 - interesting

If it's manual focus, that rules out 96.73% of the members on here.
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Re: 7.5/f2 - interesting

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If it's manual focus, that rules out 96.73% of the members on here.
Lol

That's very precise (96.73%) you must have done some accurate research.
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Lol

That's very precise (96.73%) you must have done some accurate research.
I rounded to two decimal places.
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Re: 7.5/f2 - interesting

A first sight it's quite expensive, but if quality is consistent and it's sharp and coma-free at f2, it will make a uniquely wonderful astrophotography lens for m4/3, and the cost would be worth it.

I'd also be interested as a lightweight alternative to the 7-14 for landscape while hiking (or for achieving a low carry-on pack weight for light plane trips), and that only needs good performance in the f4 - 7.1 region, but it is looking a bit expensive for just that.

Some independent, in depth reviews are needed.
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Re: 7.5/f2 - interesting

I thought is was reasonably priced myself, but I suppose anything less than 1k seems the way having been pre-conditioned with other brands.
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I thought is was reasonably priced myself, but I suppose anything less than 1k seems the way having been pre-conditioned with other brands.
Ha! Anything without a red dot on maybe does feel cheap...

The manual Samyang/Rokinon offerings make it look a bit pricey, while I guess it's in the Sigma Art price bracket. Hence its VFM depends a lot on how good it is when reviewed.

Their 12mm f2.8 for Sony is getting excellent reviews, but that is nearly 900 quid.
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A first sight it's quite expensive, but if quality is consistent and it's sharp and coma-free at f2, it will make a uniquely wonderful astrophotography lens for m4/3, and the cost would be worth it.

I'd also be interested as a lightweight alternative to the 7-14 for landscape while hiking (or for achieving a low carry-on pack weight for light plane trips), and that only needs good performance in the f4 - 7.1 region, but it is looking a bit expensive for just that.

Some independent, in depth reviews are needed.
With regard to a lightweight alternative to the 7-14, the Leica 8-18 looks interesting.
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Re: 7.5/f2 - interesting

I was very taken with this Laowa lens when it first came to light about a year ago and debated whether to wait for it or get the Oly 7-14mm Pro. However the anticipated price of the Laowa kept going up so I plumped for the Oly when one came up second hand on the forum for a very reasonable sum. The Laowa still has a lot going for it in terms of size, weight, and speed but with no electrical connection and hence no default software correction (it does have slight barrel distortion and OV3 can not import a lens correction map) I'm not keen to try one at the current price. It would however fit in my bag which the 7-14mm doesn't!
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Re: 7.5/f2 - interesting

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If it's manual focus, that rules out 96.73% of the members on here.
Not me I MF more than AF
I like the look of this they do some nice lenses
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Re: 7.5/f2 - interesting

The Four thirds 7-14 f/4.0 is an excellent lens too, often available at very reasonable prices used.
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The Four thirds 7-14 f/4.0 is an excellent lens too, often available at very reasonable prices used.
It is also very and heavy and does not take filters and f4 not f2 and needs an adapter. The filter issue is why I am not contemplating the 7-14 f2.8. This lens has a 46mm filter thread.

I just noticed there is lightweight version too and the price is anounced at 499 for the standard version and 519 for the lightweight version which is aimed at drone use.

http://www.amateurphotographer.co.uk...-f2-mft-105165

This is not comapring like for like
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