Venus Optics has simply unveiled a brand new “world’s first” within the optics recreation. The brand new Laowa 15mm f/4.5 Zero-D Shift Lens is seemingly “the world’s widest shift lens for full-frame cameras,” and it is going to be accessible for each DSLR and mirrorless cameras.
The Laowa 15mm f/4.5 Zero-D Shift works on each full-frame and medium format sensors, offering as much as ±11mm of shift for FF and ±8mm of shift for MF in any path you select. That is attainable because of the lens’ large 65mm picture circle and the built-in 360° rotation function which you can entry by urgent the silver unlock button.
Because the lens barrel is rotated it would “click on” each 15°, and regardless of the quantity of shift you apply, the 15mm lens will produce a 110° area of view.
“The broader perspective presents nice deal of flexibility for photographers to seize structure and inside photographs when house is restricted,” explains Venus Optics. “The 15mm f/4.5 Zero-D Shift straightens the traces that seem to converge within the distance, crooked pictures could be corrected by altering the angle of the lens, [and] perspective distortion is being eradicated to create a ‘reality-like’ picture.”
Optically, the lens is made up of 17 parts in 11 teams, together with 2 aspherical parts to get rid of distortion, and three extra-low dispersion parts to suppress chromatic aberrations. The lens additionally function a brand new lens coating (not described intimately) which supposedly gives “a major enchancment on chromatic aberration, flaring, and ghosting management.”
That is joined by a 5-bladed aperture that renders a 10-point sunstar when closed down.
Lastly, the lens additionally encompasses a surprisingly quick shut focus distance of simply 20cm (~7.9 inches), permitting you to create distinctive “macro-like” pictures with a particularly large area of view.
Right here’s a better have a look at the lens, in addition to the optical construct and MTF chart:
And listed here are some real-world pattern pictures captured by numerous Venus Optics ambassadors:
The Venus Optics Laowa 15mm f/4.5 Zero-D Shift lens will probably be accessible in Canon EF, Nikon F, Canon RF, Nikon Z, and Sony FE mounts, every costing $1,200. The Canon EF and Nikon F mount variations will start delivery in “late November,” nonetheless, the mirrorless variations received’t arrive till February of 2021.
To be taught extra or order this lens for your self, head over to the Venus Optics web site.
Picture credit: All pictures used courtesy of Venus Optics