Laowa 105mm f/2 STF first impressions

Laowa 105mm f/2 STF first impressions

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)

Laowa 105mm f/2 STF / Ace Cafe London

Laowa 105mm f/2 STF / Ace Cafe London

 

Laowa 105mm f/2 STF / Ace Cafe London

Laowa 105mm f/2 STF / Ace Cafe London

 

Laowa 105mm f/2 STF / Ace Cafe London

Laowa 105mm f/2 STF / Ace Cafe London

 

Laowa 105mm f/2 STF / Ace Cafe London

Laowa 105mm f/2 STF / Ace Cafe London

 

Laowa 105mm f/2 STF / Ace Cafe London

Laowa 105mm f/2 STF / Ace Cafe London

 

Laowa 105mm f/2 STF / Ace Cafe London

Laowa 105mm f/2 STF / Ace Cafe London

 

Laowa 105mm f/2 STF / Ace Cafe London

Laowa 105mm f/2 STF / Ace Cafe London

 

Laowa 105mm f/2 STF / Ace Cafe London

Laowa 105mm f/2 STF / Ace Cafe London

 

Laowa 105mm f/2 STF / Ace Cafe London

Laowa 105mm f/2 STF / Ace Cafe London

 

Laowa 105mm f/2 STF / Ace Cafe London

Laowa 105mm f/2 STF / Ace Cafe London

 

Laowa 105mm f/2 STF / Ace Cafe London

Laowa 105mm f/2 STF / Ace Cafe London

 

Laowa 105mm f/2 STF / Ace Cafe London

Laowa 105mm f/2 STF / Ace Cafe London

 

Laowa 105mm f/2 STF / Ace Cafe London

Laowa 105mm f/2 STF / Ace Cafe London

 

Laowa 105mm f/2 STF / Ace Cafe London

Laowa 105mm f/2 STF / Ace Cafe London

 

Laowa 105mm f/2 STF / Ace Cafe London

Laowa 105mm f/2 STF / Ace Cafe London

 

Laowa 105mm f/2 STF / Ace Cafe London

Laowa 105mm f/2 STF / Ace Cafe London

 

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.

Regards,

Kalin

 

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