As hinted at earlier, Laowa has made a 9mm full frame lens, and I couldn’t resist.
The lens is small, much smaller than the Samyang 10mm lens, which may come at a price. Its widest aperture is only 5.6, and there is a bit of distortion going on, but I can’t complain about sharpness.
I think I’ll call this lens my black hole, it sucks everything in.
No human eye is capable of a perspective like this.
The pictures here were taken a McCormick’s Creek State park, following the creek from its over-photographed waterfall until it merges into the White River, a tributary to the Wabash, itself flowing into the Ohio, then flowing into the Mississipi. That’s a long trip for a little water.
My trip was shorter, and a nice contrast to the loop of the Pate Hollows trail from a day ago.
When you reach the end, that’s it. The only option is to turn back.
Does one need this? A lens with extreme perspective? Or, to follow a stream until it ends?
The reason is simple, sometimes: Turning back is not that different from changing the perspective.
But learning is hard.