Pairing an exceptionally wide field of view with the ability to correct for perspective distortion, the Canon EF-mount Laowa 15mm f/4.5R Zero-D Shift from Venus Optics is an ideal lens for architecture and interior applications. The broad 110° angle of view is complemented by an impressive +/- 11mm shift range to compensate for unwanted converging lines and keystone distortion. This shift control is further complemented by a 360° rotation mechanism applying the movements in various directions to suit both horizontal and vertical orientation shooting. Additionally, as part of the Zero-D lens series, this 15mm f/4.5 also renders scenes with a high degree of accuracy and very low distortion.
In terms of optics, two aspherical elements and three extra-low dispersion elements are featured, which reduce both spherical and chromatic aberrations for high sharpness and clarity. An anti-reflective coating also helps to control flare and ghosting for heightened contrast and color rendering. The lens uses a manual focus design for working with subjects as close a 7.9" away and has a fourteen-blade diaphragm for producing subtle 14-point sun stars.
|Name||Laowa 15mm f/4.5 Zero-D Shift|
|Angle of View||110°|
|Shift Capability||Full Frame: ± 11mm of shift
Medium Format: ± 8mm of shift
|Format Compatibility||Full Frame|
|Lens Structure||17 elements in 11 groups|
|Aperture Blades||5 / 14|
|Min. Focusing Distance||20 cm|
|Focus Mode||Manual Focus|
|Filter Thread||– –|
|Dimensions||79 x 103 mm|
|Mounts||Canon EF & RF / Nikon F & Z / Sony E / Pentax K / L mount / Fujifilm G|