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Venus Optics Laowa 15mm f/4.5 Zero-D Shift Lens for Nikon Z

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Venus Optics
Key Features
  • Z-Mount Lens/FX Format
  • Aperture Range: f/4.5 to f/22
  • +/- 11mm of Shift, 360° Rotation
  • Two Aspherical Elements
Pairing an exceptionally wide field of view with the ability to correct for perspective distortion, the Nikon Z-mount Laowa 15mm f/4.5 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 for 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.
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Venus Optics Laowa 15mm f/4.5 Zero-D Shift Overview

Pairing an exceptionally wide field of view with the ability to correct for perspective distortion, the Nikon Z-mount Laowa 15mm f/4.5 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 for 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 five-blade diaphragm for producing distinct 10-point sun stars.

Ultra-wide lens is designed for FX-format Nikon Z-mount mirrorless cameras but can also be used with DX models where it provides a 22.5mm equivalent focal length.
As part of the Zero-D series, this lens has a rectilinear design that renders subjects with minimal distortion in order to suit architectural, interior, and landscape applications.
Integrated +/- 11mm of shift adjustment helps to correct perspective distortion and eliminate keystone distortion.
Large 65mm-diameter image circle easily covers full-frame sensors without any vignetting.
The shift control works in conjunction with 360° of rotation for applying the shift in various directions, benefitting switching between vertical and horizontal shooting orientations, and the rotation mechanism has click stops at 15° increments for intuitive handling.
Two aspherical elements limit spherical aberrations and distortion for improved sharpness and accurate rendering.
Three extra-low dispersion elements reduce chromatic aberrations and color fringing for increased clarity and color neutrality.
Updated anti-reflective coating suppresses flare and ghosting for improved contrast and color accuracy when working in strong lighting conditions.
Manual focusing design and a minimum focusing distance of 7.9" suits working with close-up subjects.
Five-blade diaphragm produces distinct 10-point sun stars and specular highlights when stopped-down and photographing point light sources.
Compatible with optional Shift Lens Support for more balanced mounting and to better enable using the lens for shift-type stitched panorama shooting without parallax error.

Venus Optics Laowa 15mm f/4.5 Zero-D Shift Specs

Focal Length15mm
Maximum Aperturef/4.5
Minimum Aperturef/22
Lens MountNikon Z
Format CompatibilityFull-Frame
Angle of View110°
Tilt-Shift+/- 11 mm Shift
Minimum Focus Distance7.9" / 20 cm
Optical Design17 Elements in 11 Groups
Diaphragm Blades5
Focus TypeManual Focus
Image StabilizationNo
Tripod CollarRemovable (Optional)
Filter SizeNone
Dimensions (ø x L)3.1 x 4.1" / 79 x 103 mm
Weight1.3 lb / 597 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight2.71 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)8.6 x 4.8 x 4.5"
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