LAOWA Magic Shift Converter (MSC)
Convert your LAOWA 12mm f/2.8 Zero-D into a wide angle SHIFT lens
WHAT IS IT?
Laowa Magic Shift Converter (MSC) is an adapter specially designed to convert the Laowa 12mm f/2.8 Zero-D (Canon / Nikon mount) into a 17mm f/4 +/-10mm Shift lens and use it with the Sony full frame E-mount cameras. With the MSC, you can have absolute vertical lines rather than converging lines while shooting. This is a super useful feature in architecture and interior photography.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
Laowa Magic Shift Converter (MSC) took advantage of the short flange distance of mirrorless cameras and incorporated a patented optics system into the converter.
The patented optical system in the MSC will enlarge the image circle of the 12mm f/2.8 Zero-D from 43.2mm to 60mm in diameter and convert it a 17mm f/4 lens with +/- 10mm shift capability. The camera can be rotated in a 360 full circle, allowing a quick switch between landscape and portrait framing or to change the shift direction.
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If you are not sure what shift photography means, this LINK may help.
LAOWA MFC comprises of 5 elements in 4 groups, with 2 Extra Refractive glasses. The optical structure is carefully designed, which gives minimal impact on the image quality of our Laowa 12mm f/2.8 Zero-D. It will also cancel out some of the chormatic aberrations and distortion of some ultra-wide angle lenses. Therefore our close-to-zero distortion feature can also be retained.
Laowa MSC will come with 2 variants, Canon EF to Sony E & Nikon AI to Sony E. The Canon EF to Sony E version is open for Pre-order now, expected to start shipping in late July/early Aug 2017. The Nikon AI to Sony E version will be available later.
LAOWA MAGIC CONVERTER LINE-UP
The Laowa Magic Shift Converter is the first member of the Laowa Magic Converter line-up, followed by the the Laowa Magic Format Converter (MFC) announced earlier.
The MFC is the World’s First lens adapter which can enlarge the image circle of Full Frame Lenses for using on Fujifilm GFX-50S. Like the MSC, the MFC also enlarge the image circle of a Full Frame lens, so that it can completely fill the Fujifilm GFX sensors with NO vignetting. The MFC is expected to start shipping in later 2017.