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(ILCE = Interchangeable Lens Camera with E-mount)


Nothing spectacular, just the usual London tourist shots as I get used to what the Laowa 9mm f/2.8 Zero-D Ultra-Wide Angle Lens is capable of. The Zero-D refers to ‘zero distortion’ which reduces barrel distortion, in lens and not through software, to almost zero and the converging lines are straight and not curved as you would get with barrel distortion. An Ultra Wide Angle lens, 113 degree angle of view in this case, is one where the focal length of the lens is shorter than the short side of the sensor (lens @ 9mm + 1.5 crop = 13.5mm, short side of the 24mp sensor = 16mm). Manual focus with this lens is not really a problem. One of the few reviews I’ve read on the lens said that if you set the distance scale to 1 meter, about part way between the infinity symbol and 0.5m, and the aperture between f5.6 and f11, then everything from 1 meter in front of you to infinity will be sharp and in focus. Photos below are in the order taken and have not been cropped, vignetting (reviews state this is a problem through all apertures) has not been corrected with software and converging lines have not been straightened. All further photos I take with the Laowa 9mm will be corrected.

Equipment Used: Sony a6500 APS-C Camera + Laowa 9mm f/2.8 Zero-D Ultra-Wide Angle Lens

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An Ultra-Wide Angle View Of  London - 19th August 2018

An Ultra-Wide Angle View Of  London - 19th August 2018