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Venus Optics Laowa 15mm f/4 Macro Lens (Sony E)

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Venus Optics Laowa 15mm f/4 Macro Lens (Sony E)
Key Features
  • E-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/4 to f/32
  • 1:1 Magnification Ratio; Internal Focus
  • One ED & Three High-Refractive Elements
Get started in the world of wide-angle macro photography with the Laowa 15mm f/4 Macro Lens for full-frame Sony E-mount cameras from Venus Optics. Before now, wide-angle macro required the use of extension tubes and other workarounds, but now the Laowa 15mm Macro offers true 1:1 magnification without the hassle. The ultra-wide perspective on full-frame cameras allows you to get exceptionally close to your subjects and have them fill the frame with a minimum focus distance of just 4.7", while still capturing the background for more informative scenes. Internal focusing further assists by not disturbing your subject, even when you reach the 0.2" minimum working distance.
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I see the complaints about tilt shift and macro ...

I see the complaints about tilt shift and macro being problematic on full frame. I’m considering this for landscapes and wouldn’t bother with TS... would it work well? Decent image quality? I’d use on an a7 iii, don’t care that it’s manual focus
Asked by: Etan
You will be very happy with the Venus Optics Laowa 15mm f/4 Macro Lens on your full frame A7R III. The lens is very sharp, well made, and features a 3 year warranty.
Answered by: Leonard E
Date published: 2020-04-02

Can someone with the Sony E mount version of the ...

Can someone with the Sony E mount version of the lens measure the height for me without the hood? I notice all the variants list a 3.3inch height, so clearly the sony mount one isn't adding the extra hight of the adapter that's basically fixed to the lens.
Asked by: Etan
The manufacturer does not list the dimension and B&H agents are not able to open boxes to measure so our guesstimate is a length of 5.3".
Answered by: Dennis L
Date published: 2023-03-25

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Would this be the best macro option for the Sony a6500?
Asked by: Joshua
If you are looking for a wide angle macro lens for use on the Sony E-mount lens mount, then yes, the Venus Optics Laowa 15mm f/4 Macro Lens for Sony E would be my recommendation as the best option for your usage needs on the Sony Alpha a6500 Mirrorless Digital Camera.
Answered by: Manzell L.
Date published: 2018-08-26

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Would the lens shift mode work better when using an A7Rii camera if the the camera were set to crop frame (aps-c) mode? Am I also correct to assume that I would not need to be as close to the subject?
Asked by: Michael
When in full-frame mode, shifting will cause a black band at the bottom or at the top (depending on the shift) that need to be removed in post production. When cropping to APS-C, there is no issue at all. I personally prefer shooting in full-frame mode and cropping in Lightroom. As for focusing, the lens is able to focus from very close to infinity independent from the shift.
Answered by: Alessandro C.
Date published: 2018-08-26

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Is it good to go on Sony 6000 Emount?
Asked by: Jimmy L.
Should be, but it is a full frame lens, so it will be heavier than the camera.
Answered by: Chester J.
Date published: 2023-03-25

Will I still get 15mm wide angle when used on a ...

Will I still get 15mm wide angle when used on a full frame Sony A7riv?
Asked by: Gabe
Yes Venus Optics Laowa 15mm f/4 Macro Lens for Sony E is a full frame lens so the it will be 15mm on the Sony A7riv.
Answered by: Daniel C
Date published: 2023-01-31

How many mm of shift/rise would you be able to ...

How many mm of shift/rise would you be able to get on an APS-C (Sony a6300)?
Asked by: Ari
The shift is only compatible on crop frame cameras such as the A6300 and the lens offers +/- 6mm of vertical shift which can help correct for perspective when shooting objects such as buildings. Using the shift on a full frame would result in image vignetting.
Answered by: Dan W
Date published: 2021-08-19

Does it work with a generic 4x6 (100mm) square ...

Does it work with a generic 4x6 (100mm) square filter holder? If yes, has the vignette issue become worse? Thanks.
Asked by: Ke
Yes, a filter holder for 100mm filters can be attached and the lens is compatible with those filters.
Answered by: Boyd H
Date published: 2021-01-07
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