A shift lens is a uniquely useful optic for a variety of applications, particularly for architecture, where the ability to correct perspective and keystone distortion allows you to make buildings look more natural. This excellent video review takes a look at one such lens available for a variety of lens mounts, the Venus Optics Laowa 15mm f/4.5 Zero-D Shift.
- +/- 11 mm of shift adjustment for correcting perspective and keystone distortion
- 65 mm-diameter image circle to ensure full coverage of full frame sensors even at extreme shift without vignetting
- 360 degree of rotation for applying shift in any direction, with 15-degree stops along the rotation control
- Two aspherical elements for reduced distortion and increased sharpness
Three extra-low dispersion elements for reduced chromatic aberrations and increased clarity
Anti-reflective coating for reduced flares and ghosting
Minimum focus distance of 7.9 inches
Five-blade diaphragm for 10-point sun stars when shooting with narrow apertures
Altogether, the Laowa 15mm f/4.5 Zero-D Shift looks to be a highly useful lens. Check out the video above for the full rundown.