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Inkcaps Through Laowa 15mm Macro on FF

The lens can give a unique perspective for close-ups. It gives 1:1 at a working distance of under 5mm! These were taken at up to 0.2:1, with a working distance of something like 60 to 70mm. I would like to have taken these on an Olympus FF camera!

These are the kind of images I wanted to use it for and suitable subjects and settings do not present themselves very often.

Using ultra wide-angle lenses is tricky, with a macro one it is all the more so. My technique need refinement but these images show what I want to achieve. In particular, I wanted to use it for stereos. Of course the best effect for wide angle lenses is obtained with a full frame camera, as used, but the files are huge and take much longer than my m4/3 ones to process and take up far more storage space.

This was a very dull, overcast morning, under thick cloud but these mushrooms may be at their best for only a few hours.

Some of the images were shot from a slightly higher viewpoint but, essentially, I was lying almost flat on the ground.

Sony Alpha A7r (aperture priority), Laowa 15mm f4 wide angle 1x macro lens, 1/20, 1/30 & 1/40 at f11.

The stereos are crosseye. All the images are uncropped.

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Re: Inkcaps Through Laowa 15mm Macro on FF

This is a selection of the mushrooms a day later, when they were past their best.

Olympus EM-1 (aperture priority), Olympus 4/3 x2 TC, Olympus 4/3 50mm f2 macro, f9 orf11, hand-held.

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Re: Inkcaps Through Laowa 15mm Macro on FF

3D effect is amazing...………...Very sharp photos and great deal of depth...…..
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Re: Inkcaps Through Laowa 15mm Macro on FF

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3D effect is amazing...………...Very sharp photos and great deal of depth...…..
Thanks.

This is what the lens was designed to do. As 1:1 is approached it becomes even more impressive.

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Re: Inkcaps Through Laowa 15mm Macro on FF

Very sharp images and amazing to see the difference in them after 1 day.
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Very sharp images and amazing to see the difference in them after 1 day.
Thanks. Most Inkcaps are up and finished in a few hours!

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Nice - and great 3D.
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Re: Inkcaps Through Laowa 15mm Macro on FF

I was very interested to see your A7R set, quite a contrast from the perspectives of the second OM1 set. Both extremely good, and certainly the fungi was a great subject to compare the two systems. My son recently bought a Sony A7 Mkiii.
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I was very interested to see your A7R set, quite a contrast from the perspectives of the second OM1 set. Both extremely good, and certainly the fungi was a great subject to compare the two systems. My son recently bought a Sony A7 Mkiii.
Thanks, Mark.

The full frame bodies are great for wide angle lenses, including my OM shift ones. There are some excellent legacy WAs out there and I have several mount adapter, Nikon AI being the main one including for Laowa.

The resolution is great for macro too. I have Nissin Air 1 TTL flash for mine because of the shutter shake, which is not too bad and not a problem with WA.

Olympus really should consider why they are losing potential sales.

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