Review: Laowa 20mm 4.0 Shift

Introduction

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Laowa 20mm 4.0 Shift on Sony A7rII

Over the years Laowa has steadily been expanding its line up of shift lenses, after the 17mm 4.0 MSC and the record breaking 15mm 4.5 Shift we are now getting their third shift lens, the Laowa 20mm 4.0 Shift. Let’s have a closer look at this latest addition.

Sample Images

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Sony A7III | Laowa 20mm 4.0 Shift | f/8.0 | shift pano
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Sony A7rII | Laowa 20mm 4.0 Shift | f/11 | shift pano
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Sony A7III | Laowa 20mm 4.0 Shift | f/8.0

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Analogue Adventures – Part 3: Getting things fixed

Introduction

Topless M6

It has been two months since the second part of this series so some of you might have thought the analogue adventures already terminated, but the truth is “getting things fixed” took way longer than initially expected. So this time let’s have a look at these things and if you can learn anything from my mistakes.

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Review: Syoptic 50mm 1.1

Introduction

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Syoptic 50mm 1.1 M on Leica M10

The M-System seems to be extremely popular in China, as we still see an increasing amount of manufacturers offering new M-mount lenses from this country. The latest is Syoptic with this 50mm f/1.1, sometimes referred to as “Mr. Ding 50mm lens”. Some of the few samples I found online showed very appealing bokeh rendering, so I ordered one as soon as it was possible in Europe. It took longer than expected, but I finally have it in my hands, so let’s have a closer look.
This lens will be reviewed on the 42mp Sony A7rII and the 24mp Leica M10.
Update March 2022: tests of E-mount version added

Sample Images

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Sony A7III | Syoptic 50mm 1.1 E | f/1.1
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Sony A7rII | Syoptic 50mm 1.1 E | f/1.1
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Leica M10 | Syoptic 50mm 1.1 M | f/1.1
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Leica M10 | Syoptic 50mm 1.1 M | f/1.1
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Sony A7III | Syoptic 50mm 1.1 M | f/1.1
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Sony A7III | Syoptic 50mm 1.1 M | f/5.6 | pano from 5 shots

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Review: 7Artisans 50mm 1.05 E

Introduction

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7Artisans 50mm 1.05 on Sony A7rII

I have already reviewed many of the super fast 50mm lenses from China, e.g. the TTArtisan 50mm 0.95, several 50mm 0.95 from Zhong Yi and just lately the SYoptic 50mm 1.1. What was missing so far was this 7Artisans 50mm 1.05 with its rather unorthodox maximum aperture of f/1.05. What also sets it apart from the others: it has actually been designed for the Sony E-mount cameras, not for M-mount cameras. So let us find out what this lens has in store for us.

Sample Images

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Sony A7III | 7Artisans 50mm 1.05 | f/1.05
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Sony A7III | 7Artisans 50mm 1.05 | f/1.05
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Sony A7III | 7Artisans 50mm 1.05 | f/1.05
7artisans 7artisan ttartisan 50mm 1.05 1.1 0.95 noctilux leica nokton voigtländer review m10 42mp 24mp sony a7rii contrast resolution bokeh
Sony A7III | 7Artisans 50mm 1.05 | f/1.05

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