Published 24/06/15

Laowa 15mm 1:1 Macro Lens

The Laowa 15mm Macro lens is the world’s first lens to offer a wide angle of view and 1 to 1 macro photography with infinity focus ability as well as tilt and shift facility


With its 12 high quality glass elements in 9 groups and 3 High Refractive glass elements plus 1 Extra-low dispersion glass element combined with Multi-layer low-reflective coatings this helps to avoid unnecessary flare allows this lens to capture incredible detail with suburb clarity.

This lens offers ultra wide angle with 110 degrees angle of view on full frame sensors and 85 degrees on APS-C sensors with 11 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. You picture will immediately become very informative and intriguing. Moreover, 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.

This lens can also serve as an excellent ultra-wide angle lens and delivers crystal clear sharpness both in the centre and the edge of the image. Barrel Distortion is also carefully controlled along with colour fringing due to the high quality of multi coated glass elements that are capable of creating creamy shallow depth of view

Maximum aperture is f/4 and minimum aperture f/32 and is made up of 14 aperture blades to produce a wonderful bokeh and near perfect circular effects. The lens is constructed from black anodised cast aluminium adding strength and durability along with an ergonomic design to the lens.

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

1st Published 24 June 2015 10:17 Posted by Ben Jones
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