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#1 gearbow_36218

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Posted 02 October 2017 - 09:09 PM

I've read a bit about this lens and even at 12mm this is supposed to be very sharp with no aberration around edges. Been waiting a long time for a native wide angle from Sony. This would be a killer wide angle for film No?087b0f2b345cdb367297c825e2d68d06.jpg

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Posted 06 October 2017 - 06:39 PM

Cant agree more if one is shooting full frame video. Youd need 9 dome to support such wide lens. The challenge with such setup for video is ergonomics but again this is subjective.
By the way, this is not a G Master it is a G series Sony lens.
Here is the latest review:
https://www.dpreview...fe-12-24mm-f4-g

Edited by thani, 06 October 2017 - 06:46 PM.

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#3 dreifish

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Posted 12 October 2017 - 06:21 AM

My guess is that you're going to get quite significant distortion at 12mm even with a 9" dome (and soft corners). As far as I know, the Nikon 14-24 and the Canon 11-24 don't do particularly well at the extreme wide ends.

 

I also feel like the 16-35mm lenses are a better choice overall for the focal length versatility. 16mm already feels a little bit too wide for any video where the camera isn't static, imo.



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Posted 10 January 2018 - 06:23 AM

You can go with the Seacam minidome allways over F 10 or 12....
Actually I did this sample video from last month, all shot at 12mm as the zoom ring wasnt allready avalable.


Edited by TaxiDiver14, 10 January 2018 - 11:55 PM.


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Posted 12 January 2018 - 04:01 PM

Thanks TaxiDriver.  The distortion is pretty bad for video with any vertical movement of the camera.  Good to know.


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#6 TaxiDiver14

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Posted 13 January 2018 - 12:29 AM

Thanks TaxiDriver.  The distortion is pretty bad for video with any vertical movement of the camera.  Good to know.

TaxiDiver please... so do not move

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Posted 15 January 2018 - 10:50 PM

You can go with the Seacam minidome allways over F 10 or 12....
Actually I did this sample video from last month, all shot at 12mm as the zoom ring wasnt allready avalable.

 

 

Very beautiful but i see what you mean about the vertical movement.   I'm considering the GH5 with IBIS looking at the Olympus Pro 2.8 7mm-14mm (14mm-28mm equivalent).   Does your camera have any OIS or IBIS? 


Edited by gearbow_36218, 15 January 2018 - 11:17 PM.


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Posted 15 January 2018 - 11:14 PM

 
 
Very beautiful but i see what you mean about the vertical movement.   I'm considering the GH5 with IBIS looking at the Olympus Pro 2.8 7mm-17mm (14mm-34mm equivalent).   Does your camera have any OIS or IBIS? 

A7RII has IBIS. This test tells me to shoot over F12 to get usable footage. For me is better than a superdome of 4kg, same weight of my setup...

Of course it will be better w superdome, but how many dives you wont be able to shoot anything ??? ( I saw that allready ).
How many unusable footage you will have bacause your dome is moving w the current ??? ( I saw it allready ).
I will try more and you will be able to see the results... unless some one is taking the risk.

Edited by TaxiDiver14, 15 January 2018 - 11:32 PM.


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Posted 21 January 2018 - 06:29 AM

Well.. I'd say based on your footage TaxiDiver that (a) the edge distortion is pretty damn bad for video; (b) the edge sharpness is quite bad (could be the small dome) and © the stabilization is very jerky. Not really sure why you'd want to shoot this lens over the 16-35.