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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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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
syoptic mr. ding 50mm 1.1 noctilux leica nokton voigtländer review m10 42mp 24mp sony a7rii contrast resolution bokeh
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
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
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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Review: Laowa 45mm 0.95

Introduction

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Laowa 45mm 0.95 on Sony A7rII

The Laowa 45mm 0.95 is the latest addition to Laowa’s high speed Argus line up and thereby follows the footsteps of the record breaking 35mm 0.95. A maximum aperture of f/0.95 is always exciting whereas a focal length of 45mm is a rather rare bird. Let’s see what the differences between these two lenses are and who this 45mm is for!

Sample Images

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Sony A7III | Laowa 45mm 0.95 | f/0.95
laowa 45mm 0.95 world's fastest lens e-mount review contrast sharpness resolution bokeh vignetting coma
Sony A7III | Laowa 45mm 0.95 | f/0.95
laowa 45mm 0.95 world's fastest lens e-mount review contrast sharpness resolution bokeh vignetting coma
Sony A7III | Laowa 45mm 0.95 | f/0.95
laowa 45mm 0.95 world's fastest lens e-mount review contrast sharpness resolution bokeh vignetting coma
Sony A7III | Laowa 45mm 0.95 | f/0.95
laowa 45mm 0.95 world's fastest lens e-mount review contrast sharpness resolution bokeh vignetting coma
Sony A7III | Laowa 45mm 0.95 | f/0.95

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Review: Laowa 9mm 5.6 FF-RL

Introduction

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Laowa 9mm 5.6 on Sony A7rII

The king is dead, long live the king! After the Voigtlander 10mm 5.6’s field of view has been matched by the Samyang 10mm 3.5 XP and the Laowa 10-18mm 4.5-5.6 it has now been surpassed by this Laowa 9mm 5.6 FF-RL. Can a lens be wider and at the same time better? Let us try to find out!
Lens is being tested on 42mp Sony A7rII and 24mp Leica M10
Last Update: December 2021

Sample Images

Leica M10 | Laowa 9mm 5.6 | f/5.6
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Sony A7III | Laowa 9mm 5.6 | f/5.6
Leica M10 | Laowa 9mm 5.6 | f/8.0
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Sony A7III | Laowa 9mm 5.6 | f/5.6

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