If you need a wide angle or a macro lens you might take a look at this incredible 15mm that does both!
In short, the Laowa 15mm F4 Macro lens is a wide angle lens that can shoot 1:1 macro AND has a shift mode for landscapes and architecture. This lens is fully manual with click less aperture settings and low distortion.
- Great wide angle with low distortion
- Very short minimum focus distance
- Smooth focus and aperture rings
- Declicked aperture
- Shifting mode for correcting tall distortion
- 77mm filter threads
Available in the following mounts:
Canon EF, Nikon F, Sony FE (e mount), Pentax K and others
- No autofocus
- A somewhat heavy lens
- Focus ring is at the rear of the lens
- Heavy focus breathing near minimum focus
Do keep in mind there are two versions of this lens. Both seem to be identical but with different ascetics (newer model has a blue ring with different lens rings and shift button). I’m checking with Laowa to see what the differences are exactly.
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This lens was supplied to me from Venus Optics free of charge. This review and it’s content was not reviewed or paid for by outside persons or manufacturers.