Venus Optics Laowa 12mm F2.8 Zero D E-mount lens review by Cekari
|Cekari#36806 date: Mar-30-2017|
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|ownership:||I own this lens|
|compared to:||Sigma 12-24mm 4.5-5.6 DG EX (old lens but still ok).|
|positive:||Zero-D = no distorsion if used right.|
Very sharp, and great DOF.
Works very well with my a7rII.
Works also very well will the Lens Compensation app for the camera.
|negative:||No electronic feedback to the camera whatsoever, so hard to remember the f-setting for the shot.|
|comment:||It's fun to shot with and quite easy for distance shots (beyond 4m) as you set it at infinity and all you have to do is choose the f-stop, aim and shoot.|
Quite demanding when shooting buildings or other strait lines subjects as one really need to keep the camera at perfect level for the Zero-D to show its strength, same as with all very short wa lenses but this one actually works great.
I was going to rate it with a 5 for sharpness, but then I got my Sony FE 100/2.8 STF GM OSS so I had to step back half a point just to be fair but still very sharp for a 12mm lens.