Laowa 15 mm f/4,5 Zero-D Shift for Nikon F

The Laova 15mm f/4.5 Zero-D Shift is, at the time of its release, the world’s widest perspective correction lens for full-frame cameras with the Nikon F bayonet. The engineers at Venus Optics have once again pushed the boundaries of the photography world. Near-zero distortion, ±11mm correction, 360° Shift Module rotation and outstanding image quality make this lens ideal for architecture and interior photography. Shooting skyscrapers has never been as easy and fun as it is now.

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The Laova 15mm f/4.5 Zero-D Shift is, at the time of its release, the world’s widest perspective correction lens for full-frame cameras with the Nikon F bayonet. The engineers at Venus Optics have once again pushed the boundaries of the photography world. Near-zero distortion, ±11mm correction, 360° Shift Module rotation and outstanding image quality make this lens ideal for architecture and interior photography. Shooting skyscrapers has never been as easy and fun as it is now.

[Lens photo with city background]

Main Features of the Laowa 15mm f/4.5 Zero-D Shift Lens

    • the widest full-frame Shift lens in the world
    • shift range of ±11 mm
    • 360° rotation of the Shift module, makes it easy to create panoramas

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  • Maximum image field ⌀65 mm covers medium format sensors such as Fujifilm GFX
  • Zero-D, or near-zero distortion
  • Exceptional image quality
  • extremely short focusing distance of 20 cm
  • exceptional image quality
  • an aperture design that creates a star filter effect (10-pointed stars)

[Lens photo with city background]

World’s widest “Shift”

The angle of view of the Laowa 15mm f/4.5 Zero-D Shift lens is 110°. The wide perspective gives photographers great flexibility when shooting architecture and interiors in confined and tight spaces.

[Photo of building with columns]

Perspective Control

The maximum lens shift value is ±11 mm for a full-frame camera and ±8 mm for a medium format camera (e.g. Fujifilm GFX / Hasselblad X1D). The Shift option allows photographers to easily correct perspective to eliminate distortion and achieve straight lines in their images.

[Photo with shift effect]

The ±11mm maximum shift value gives photographers the ability to create extremely precise and wide panoramic images.

[Photomerged shift]

Medium Format Compatibility

The Laowa 15mm f/4.5 Zero-D Shift lens offers a very large image field (65mm), so it will also easily cover the sensors of medium format cameras . Currently it is the widest lens of this type for Fujifilm GFX.

[Lens coverage area]

Laova 15mm f/4.5 Zero-D Shift on Fujifilm GFX50R (medium format)

No vignetting at 8mm shift

[Photo of an upright cityscape]

Laova 15mm f/4.5 Zero-D Shift on Fujifilm GFX50R camera (medium format)

Very mild vignetting at shifts above 8mm

[Photo without vignetting]

Exceptional image quality

The heart of the lens consists of 17 optical elements arranged in 11 groups. Two aspherical lenses, three extra-low dispersion glasses and new coatings reduce chromatic aberration, distortion, flare and flare to an invisible minimum to the naked eye.

[night city view]

Zero Distortion

The image generated by the lens is full of detail, color and contrast. Venus Optics Zero-D lenses are ideal for architectural photography because all straight lines are preserved.
[Picture of a willow tree]

A close encounter with reality

The minimum focusing distance allows you to approach the subject at a distance of 20 cm. This creates many interesting possibilities for macro photography and makes it easier to create multi-plane frames with a unique perspective.

[Pumpkin photo on Halloween]

Perfect 10-point stars

When you close the 5-blade aperture, you get the effect of aesthetically pleasing and well-defined 10-point “stars”. They appear in the photo in place of the sun or other light sources, such as street lamps, car headlights or Christmas tree lights.

[Long exposure city]

360° Rotation

An additional ring allows you to rotate the lens 360° and reposition the Shift mechanism. This feature makes it easy to take a complex series of panoramic shots in both horizontal and vertical positions.

Shift 360 degrees

Pod mount

Venus Optics has designed a special bracket that allows the Laowa 15mm f/4.5 Zero-D Shift lens to be mounted directly on a tripod. It keeps the optical axis unchanged, avoiding parallax error when shooting panoramic images.

Shift lens mount

Stand mount not included

100mm filter holder

For photographers and filmmakers who cannot imagine working without ND filters, Laowa has prepared a special magnetic holder. It allows the use of large rectangular filters with a width of 100 mm.

Magnetic holder not included

Set of four images

Specification

  • model: Venus Optics Laowa 15mm f/4.5 Zero-D Shift
  • mount: Nikon F
  • image coverage: full frame (35mm)
  • maximum imaging field: ⌀65 mm
  • shift range:
    • ± 11 mm for full-frame sensor
    • ± 8 mm for medium format sensor
  • Shift module rotation: 360°
  • focal length: 15 mm
  • viewing angle: 110° (127.6° when using the shift option)
  • minimum aperture: f/4.5
  • maximum aperture: f/22
  • number of aperture blades: 5
  • optical design: 17 elements in 11 groups
    • 2 aspherical lenses
    • 3 low dispersion lenses
  • minimum focusing distance: 20 cm
  • focusing: manual
  • Dimensions: ⌀79 x 103 mm
  • weight: 690 g
  • colour: black

Kit contents

  • Venus Optics Laowa 15mm f/4.5 Zero-D Shift lens for Nikon F
  • decorative lens for Nikon F
  • decal for the front of the lens
  • decal for the back of the lens

Additional information

Weight 1.06 kg
Brand

Laowa

EAN

6940486701111

SKU

VO2549

Warranty

2 years