Laowa 10-18mm or Sony 12-24mm?

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  1. Shibu George

    Shibu George Well-Known Member

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    Just debating between these two. Laowa seems very interesting for its extremely small size, price and smaller filter adaptability, any thoughts? I think I'm pretty much sold on Laowa.
     
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    I have heard some good things about the Laowa lenses. I was looking seriously into them last year before I opted for the Sigma 14mm f1.8.
     
  3. Shibu George

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    That's a great lens, I've that, will be dedicated for astro. This one (laowa 10-18mm) I'm considering as travel lens for landscapes because of it's small size and zoom option,
     
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    You guessed it. Yeah, I am just using it for my astro work. So yeah, that's where the 10-18mm would be great for a travel lens.
     
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    Hi,

    Just curious why aren't you considering the Sony 10-18 F/4 ???

    I've been shooting with it for about a year and have been pleased with it.

    Take Care,

    Craig
     
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    The Laowa is not going to be as sharp as the Sony 12-24 by all accounts and will have more distortion. Good sun stars on the Laowa, though.
     
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    That's an APSC lens, I believe. Laowa is full frame
     

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