Laowa 15mm 1:1 Macro Lens

Posted on Jun 24, 2015 by Alex Fice

The Laowa 15mm Macro lens offers a wide angle of view and 1-to-1 macro photography with infinity focus ability as well as tilt and shift.  12 glass elements in nine groups and three high refractive glass elements plus one extra-low dispersion glass element is combined with  multi-layer low-reflective coatings (this helps to avoid unnecessary flare).

This lens offers ultra wide angle with 110 degrees angle of view on full frame sensors and 85 degrees on APS-C sensors with 1:1 maximum magnification. Photographers can focus very close to the subject and let the foreground dominate in the photo but at the same time, have the background telling viewers about where and how the subject lives.

A shift system is added at the rear end of the lens with a maximum adjustment of +/- 6mm. This feature is used to avoid the convergence of parallel lines which will come in handy for architectural or product photography.

Maximum aperture is f/4 and minimum aperture f/32 and is made up of 14 aperture blade. The lens is constructed from black anodised cast aluminium..

Fittings available are: Canon EF, Nikon F, Sony Alpha and Pentax K mount, Sony E is available via a converter mount.

The Laowa 15mm Macro lens will be priced at £419 SRP


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