Seeing in believing!
This has been a motto of mine for quite some time and especially when you read articles online about camera and lens performance. They only way to get a good independent evaluation of products is to put it into the hands of a professional that knows what he’s (she’s) talking about.
There are too many bloggers out there that don’t know what they are talking about, pick up a lens, point and shoot and have no idea of how to test a lens – the right way!
I am promoting IRIX lenses to dealers that want to sell them in the UK and I make no secret about this. However, when you tell photographers its as good as a Zeiss lens for 1/4 of the price the doubters hit back and say “well you would say that!”
For those “naysayers” READ THIS ARTICLE!
Just so we are clear the 15mm Blackstone has the same optics as the 15mm Firefly. The difference is the Firefly is polycarbonate and semi-sealed, but optical performance is EXACTLY the same. Price?
Blackstone 15mm £565.00 and Firefly 15mm £400.00 both prices include VAT.
For reference Zeiss Distagon 15mm £2,149.00 and Nikon 14-24mm £1,449.00
If you want to pitch some technical questions to me, please do so firstname.lastname@example.org or you can speak to your local dealer; Dale Photographic, Cambrian Photography, CameraWorld and Carmarthen Cameras – They all have these lenses in stock.