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Venus Optics Laowa 15mm f/4.5R Zero-D Shift Lens for Sony E Mount

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Venus Optics Laowa 15mm f/4.5R Zero-D Shift Lens for Sony E Mount
Key Features
  • E-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • 14-Blade Diaphragm
  • Aperture Range: f/4.5 to f/22
  • +/- 11mm of Shift, 360° Rotation
Pairing an exceptionally wide field of view with the ability to correct for perspective distortion, the Sony E-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/4.5R Zero-D Shift Overview

Pairing an exceptionally wide field of view with the ability to correct for perspective distortion, the Sony E-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 the 14-blade diaphragm creates outstanding sunstars when working at higher apertures.

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.
Upgraded 14-blade diaphragm creates outstanding sunstars when working at higher apertures and improves the quality of out-of-focus areas.
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.
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/4.5R Zero-D Shift Specs

Key Specs
Focal Length
15mm
Maximum Aperture
f/4.5
Lens Mount
Sony E
Lens Format Coverage
Full-Frame
Focus Type
Manual Focus
Image Stabilization
No
Filter Size
No
Maximum Aperture
f/4.5
Minimum Aperture
f/22
Lens Mount
Sony E
Lens Format Coverage
Full-Frame
Angle of View
110°
Tilt-Shift
+/- 11 mm Shift
Minimum Focus Distance
7.9" / 20 cm
Optical Design
17 Elements in 11 Groups
Diaphragm Blades
14
Focus Type
Manual Focus
Image Stabilization
No
Tripod Collar
Removable (Optional)
Filter Size
No
Dimensions (ø x L)
3.1 x 4.1" / 79 x 103 mm
Weight
1.3 lb / 597 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight
2.65 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
9.2 x 5.3 x 4.7"

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