Venus Optics Laowa 15mm f/2 FE Zero-D Lens for Sony E

Venus Optics Laowa 15mm f/2 FE Zero-D Lens for Sony E

Venus Optics Laowa 15mm f/2 FE Zero-D Lens for Sony E

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Venus Optics Laowa 15mm f/2 FE Zero-D Lens for Sony E

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Product Highlights

  • E-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/2 to f/22
  • Three Extra-Low Dispersion Elements
  • Two Aspherical Elements
  • Rectilinear Design, Low Distortion
  • Frog Eye Dust & Water-Repellent Coating
  • Manual Focus Design
  • Manual Aperture Ring Can Be De-Clicked
  • 9-Blade Diaphragm
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Venus Optics 15mm f/2.0 overview

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A fast and bright wide-angle prime, the Sony E-mount Laowa 15mm f/2 FE Zero-D Lens from Venus Optics is a rectilinear lens with a sophisticated optical design to effectively limit distortion. The bright f/2 maximum aperture makes this lens especially useful for astrophotography and low-light use, and when paired with the 5.9" minimum focusing distance, distinct shallow depth of field imagery can also be produced. The optical construction includes three extra-low dispersion elements and two aspherical elements to control both chromatic and spherical aberrations for greater sharpness, clarity, and reduced color fringing. A Frog Eye Coating has been applied, too, to repel dust and moisture from the front element of the lens to benefit working in trying environmental conditions. Additionally, the manual aperture ring can be de-clicked for smooth, silent aperture changes to suit video applications, and the front of the lens is threaded to accept 72mm screw-in filters.

Ultra wide-angle prime designed for full-frame Sony E-mount mirrorless cameras, this 15mm f/2 can also be used with APS-C models where it provides a 22.5mm equivalent focal length.
Relatively fast f/2 maximum aperture benefits astrophotography and low-light shooting applications.
Rectilinear design renders subjects with minimal distortion in order to suit landscape and architectural applications.
Three extra-low dispersion elements reduce chromatic aberrations and color fringing for increased clarity and color neutrality. Two aspherical elements are also featured to limit spherical aberrations for improved sharpness.
A Frog Eye Coating has been applied to repel both dust and moisture for added protection when working in inclement conditions.
Manual focus design permits working with subjects as close as 5.9" away with a maximum magnification ratio of 1:4.
The manual aperture ring can be mechanically 'de-clicked' for smooth, silent rotation throughout the aperture range; making it ideal for video applications.
Despite its ultra-wide design, this lens can accept 72mm screw-in filters on the front of the lens.
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Venus Optics Laowa 15mm f/2 FE Zero-D Lens for Sony E
  • Front and Rear Lens Caps
  • Lens Hood
  • Limited 3-Year Warranty
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    Venus Optics 15mm f/2.0 specs

    Performance
    Focal Length 15mm
    Aperture Maximum: f/2
    Minimum: f/22
    Camera Mount Type Sony E
    Format Compatibility 35mm Film / Full-Frame Digital Sensor
    Angle of View 110°
    Minimum Focus Distance 5.91" (15 cm)
    Maximum Reproduction Ratio 1:4
    Elements/Groups 12 / 9
    Diaphragm Blades 9
    Features
    Autofocus Yes
    Physical
    Filter Thread Front: 72 mm
    Dimensions (DxL) Approx. 2.60 x 3.23" (66 x 82 mm)
    Weight 1.10 lb (500 g)
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 1.85 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 7.165 x 4.803 x 4.409"

    Venus Optics 15mm f/2.0 reviews

    Laowa 15mm f/2 FE Zero-D Lens for Sony E is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 5.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Super Wide Angle Fast Prime lens! The build quality is excellent and the boxing was Zeiss-ish. I purchased the Laowa 15mm to use with the Sony a7Rii, mainly for architecture, landscape, and my 1st foray into astrophotography. I have not tried it for astro yet but for architecture it was great, albeit handheld with higher than desired iso, and no LR lens profiles, but little correction was needed.
    Date published: 2017-11-26
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Solid Pick Up I wasn't crazy about the price, but once I put it on my a7s, I was very happy. Sharp. Minimal distortion. And though I keep seeing people say it doesn't matter on a wide angle lens, the bokeh is gorgeous. Oh and a UWA with a 72mm filter thread...awesome!� This is going to replace my 14mm Bower that I've flown FOREVER. I gave the 16-35's a quick look, but they seem even more over priced. Plus there's always something special about a prime. I recommend. Happy shooting!
    Date published: 2017-12-31
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Unique look I always rip open the box on new glass and run out to try it. Contrary to most, I bought this for close up work. It was the closest focusing wide I could find so I though it was worth a shot. Overall, it's exactly what I wanted. There's distortion and vignette around the edges but it's a super wide lens at a pretty low price point. In the image attached the glass is 2 inches from the subject so it focuses even closer than the specs say. I'm pretty happy with it. With a little playing I'm sure I can get better results.
    Date published: 2018-02-09
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Worth it! This lens is sharp, the aperture is large, and the focus ring feels smooth and easy to operate. Will definitely�recommend it.
    Date published: 2018-02-01
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great for the price Probably not the greatest wide angle out there but considering the price compared to its counterparts, I'm very pleased with it. Robust, Sharp and, although definitely not 'zero' distortion, I find it totally acceptable for such a wide angle.
    Date published: 2018-02-09
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