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Venus Optics Laowa 20mm f/4 Zero-D Shift Lens for Sony E

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Venus Optics Laowa 20mm f/4 Zero-D Shift Lens for Sony E
Key Features
  • Sony E-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • +/- 11mm of Shift
  • 360° Rotation
  • 65mm-Diameter Image Circle
Pairing an exceptionally wide angle of view with the ability to correct for perspective distortion, the Laowa 20mm f/4 Zero-D Shift from Venus Optics is an ideal lens for architectural and interior photography. Offered here in a Sony E mount, the lens's broad 94.4° angle of view is complemented by an impressive +/- 11mm shift range to compensate for unwanted converging lines and keystone distortion. Additionally, as part of the Zero-D lens series, this lens also renders scenes with a high degree of accuracy and very low distortion.
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Venus Optics Laowa 20mm f/4 Zero-D Shift Overview

Pairing an exceptionally wide angle of view with the ability to correct for perspective distortion, the Laowa 20mm f/4 Zero-D Shift from Venus Optics is an ideal lens for architectural and interior photography. Offered here in a Sony E mount, the lens's broad 94.4° angle of view is complemented by an impressive +/- 11mm shift range to compensate for unwanted converging lines and keystone distortion. Additionally, as part of the Zero-D lens series, this lens also renders scenes with a high degree of accuracy and very low distortion.
Ultra-wide lens designed for full-frame Sony E cameras but can also be used with APS-C models where it provides a 32mm equivalent focal length.
As part of the Zero-D series, this lens has an optical 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 image circle easily covers full-frame sensors without any vignetting. Additionally, this lens can also be adapted to select medium format mirrorless cameras, where up to +/- 8mm of shift is available.
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.
Manual focusing design and a minimum focusing distance of 9.8" suits working with close-up subjects.
Fourteen-blade diaphragm creates smooth and circular bokeh as well as specular highlights when stopped-down and photographing point light sources.
360° rotatable lens hood prevents unwanted lens flare and washed-out images and allows you to adjust the angle of the lens hood to avoid blocking the image during extreme shifts in composition.
Water-resistant "frog eye" coating protects front lens element from water droplets and moisture.
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 20mm f/4 Zero-D Shift Specs

Key Specs
Focal Length
20mm
Maximum Aperture
f/4
Lens Mount
Sony E
Lens Format Coverage
Full-Frame
Focus Type
Manual Focus
Filter Size
82 mm (Front)
Maximum Aperture
f/4
Minimum Aperture
f/22
Lens Mount
Sony E
Lens Format Coverage
Full-Frame
Angle of View
94.4°
Tilt-Shift
+/- 11 mm Shift
Minimum Focus Distance
9.8" / 25 cm
Maximum Magnification
0.17x
Optical Design
16 Elements in 11 Groups
Diaphragm Blades
14
Focus Type
Manual Focus
Filter Size
82 mm (Front)
Dimensions (ø x L)
3.7 x 3.6" / 95 x 91 mm
Weight
26.3 oz / 747 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight
2.93 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
9.1 x 5.8 x 5.2"

Venus Optics Laowa 20mm f/4 Zero-D Shift Reviews

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I use the focus peaking on my Sony to get focus. ...

I use the focus peaking on my Sony to get focus. Will that work with this lens?
Asked by: Greg
Yes, you will be able to get focus peaking with the Venus Optics Laowa 20mm f/4 Zero-D Shift Lens for Sony E
Answered by: David B
Date published: 2024-01-03

I have a Sony A7RV(61MP). Laowa 20mm F/4 Zero-D ...

I have a Sony A7RV(61MP). Laowa 20mm F/4 Zero-D Shift and Laowa 15mm f/4.5R Zero-D Shift which is sharper at F8 aperture?
Asked by: Erman
The optical design of these lenses are very similar, so it's likely that the Venus Optics Laowa 20mm f/4 Zero-D Shift Lens for Sony E and the Venus Optics Laowa 15mm f/4.5R Zero-D Shift Lens for Sony E Mount will produce very similar images, in terms of sharpness.
Answered by: Boyd H
Date published: 2023-03-13

Can I get the equivalent field of view of a 14mm ...

Can I get the equivalent field of view of a 14mm lens on my FF camera with the shift shift feature of this lens?
Asked by: Erman
The Venus Optics Laowa 20mm f/4 Zero-D Shift Lens for Sony E will capture like a 20mm lens in a single frame. When stictiching shifted images together, it is possible to capture the width similar to a 14mm lens.
Answered by: Yaakov
Date published: 2023-10-17

Is the Sunwayfoto Tilt Shift Lens Bracket (BH ...

Is the Sunwayfoto Tilt Shift Lens Bracket (BH #SUTSE24) compatible with this lens?
Asked by: Michael
That Sunwayfoto bracket was not made for and was not tested with the Venus lens, so your results may vary. I would recommend using this Venus bracket that is made for it. Venus Optics Shift Lens Support V2 for Laowa 15mm f/4.5 and Laowa 20mm f/4 Zero-D Shift Lenses https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1699936-REG/
Answered by: Daniel C
Date published: 2023-09-29
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