Laowa 105mm f/2 STF first impressions (Sony E mount)
I got the lens several hours ago and decided to go to my usual favorite cafe – Ace Cafe London (London, UK)
2 hours after sunset
No flash, all only available light
All shots handheld (except the black and white one), Most of the shots taken at f/2
It is not light lens, no Auto focus and no Image stabilization.
Quite challenging lens I could say and very very shallow DOF at f/2
The focus ring was a little bit stiff, may be because it is new and this was the first use.
The lens flare against light sources and lose some contrast, but there is a charm in this.
Quite creative in my opinion.
I was using Sony A7R II (IBIS helped a lot – manual set on 105mm)
Overall I am very happy with the lens.
Not the best lens for fast moving subjects or action, but for most other cases – it could produce quite beautiful images.
Will try to update with different locations in the next few weeks.