Micro 4:3 "Very" Wide Angle Rectilinear Lenses

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  1. VidThreeNorth

    VidThreeNorth No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    For a long time I was looking at wide angle lenses that went beyond 12mm on Micro 4:3 cameras. I bought the SLR Magic 8mm F4.0 lens and so far, I could not even complete proper testing because it arrived misadjusted for infinity focus.

    Although testing still has not been completed, I can already see that its performance is not adequate for 4K video work or general still photography.
    [2018-07-27 20:00
    I eventually did complete the test at:]

    "SLR Magic 8mm f/4.0 rectilinear lens for Micro 4:3 mount"

    I have not done much research since I got that lens, but there are two products that appear to more worthwhile purchases, and I think both are reasonably well established. So I am linking a couple of videos of reviews for people looking into these products. Consider these as "starting points" if you are looking into them.

    Rokinon/Samyang 10 mm F2.8

    "Samyang 10 mm F2.8 – review + photographic examples •• HD",
    posted by "Gerhard Ochsenfeld", Jul 10, 2016,
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    "Samyang 10 mm F2.8 – additional review",
    Posted by "Gerhard Ochsenfeld", Nov 25, 2016,
    ""

    [2018-0801 01:50 added link to ePhotozine review]
    ePhotozine.com
    "Samyang 10mm f/2.8 ED AS NCS CS Lens Review"
    by Gary Wolstenholme 14 May 2014 1:13PM
    "Samyang 10mm f/2.8 ED AS NCS CS Lens Review"

    Laowa 7.5 mm, F2.0

    "The Widest & Fastest Micro 4/3 Lens and the New Wotancraft Trooper Bag!",
    posted by "Steve Huff", Jan 27, 2018,
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    [2018-07-19 Corrected -- not "7.4 mm"]

    TrustedReviews.com
    "Laowa 7.5mm f/2 MFT"
    by Andy Westlake September 19, 2017 12:13pm
    "https://www.trustedreviews.com/reviews/laowa-7-5mm-f2-mft"
    [added 2018-0801 1:38]


     
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    "Voigtlander Nocton 10.5mm f0.95"

    I have not really looked for test articles. The reason is that I felt it was priced outside my range. So if you check around thoroughly, there is actually a chance that there is more good information "out there" that I missed.

    Here is a lens test and review from ePhotozine.com:

    "Voigtlander 10.5mm f/0.95 Nokton for Micro 4:3 Lens Review"
    Posted : 14 Jul 2015 3:53PM by Gary Wolstenholme
    "Voigtlander 10.5mm f/0.95 Nokton Micro Four Thirds Lens Review"
    [2018-07-31 08:43 added link]

    The following is a sample video made on a GH4:

    "[NOKTON 10.5mm F0.95 TEST] One night of lake Biwa south coast", posted by "STUDIO SUMIZOON", Jul 6, 2016, [using GH4 and V-LogL]
     
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    Olympus' 9-18 zoom isn't bad. It's relatively sharp and you have the flexibility of having a zoom lens. The wide primes that are rectilinear, like the Laowa, tend to be pricey.
     
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    I have a slight extra problem using the Yi=M1 for UHD video work. The high amount of sensor cropping makes it more critical than other cameras. Otherwise, yes, the 9-18 would be nice. . . .
     

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