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    15mm F4 FF 1:1 macro shift lens, E mount too...

    looks like it's not a joke.... might give it a try when second hand price drops to 150USD/100GBP :

    http://forum.xitek.com/thread-1457710-1-1-2.html

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    Re: 15mm F4 FF 1:1 macro shift lens, E mount too...

    Look interesting and honest with no in camera tricks. Will never ever hit the price range you hope for.

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    Re: 15mm F4 FF 1:1 macro shift lens, E mount too...

    Here's the manufacturer's web site. Google translated Laowa as "Old Frog": I kind of like the idea of using Old Frog-brand optics.
    http://www.venuslens.net/coming-soon/

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    Re: 15mm F4 FF 1:1 macro shift lens, E mount too...

    I don't see the point of this lens really, especially 1:1 on a 15mm. None of the sample pictures on xitex is close to this magnification. The calculated MTF is not very hot either, overtly optimistic for the center and unusable at the edges and corners.

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    Re: 15mm F4 FF 1:1 macro shift lens, E mount too...

    Quote Originally Posted by hiepphotog View Post
    overtly optimistic for the center and unusable at the edges and corners.
    Reason why it should be used for close ups.

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    Re: 15mm F4 FF 1:1 macro shift lens, E mount too...

    i actually have this second link but it's to the pre-order page, so i felt at the time it may come across as some adverts, but since interest is not that high i guess i can post it. there are some more samples.

    http://item.taobao.com/item.htm?id=40905398913
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    Re: 15mm F4 FF 1:1 macro shift lens, E mount too...

    Quote Originally Posted by hiepphotog View Post
    I don't see the point of this lens really, especially 1:1 on a 15mm. None of the sample pictures on xitex is close to this magnification.
    I hope you are wrong because these are some pretty scary-looking ants:


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