Another Kickstarter lens project brings us the 12mm f/2.8 rectilinear lens from Venus Lens. That is, not a fish-eye, but the widest lens so far available for DSLRs that will give us straight lines at the image edges and be suitable for architectural shots. There are some very exciting designs now coming from Chinese manufacturers and the emphasis here is definitely not on copying existing designs but on breaking new ground with specialist optics that aim for very high standards. So let’s see how this new lens matches up to its aspirations.
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