Avoiding converging lines and keystone distortion with a wide angle lens can be tricky, which is why a shift function can be so useful. This great video review takes a look at the Venus Optics Laowa 15mm f/4.5 Zero-D Shift and the sort of image quality you can expect from it in practice.
Coming to you from Christopher Frost, this excellent video review takes a look at the Venus Optics Laowa 15mm f/4.5 Zero-D Shift lens. The Laowa 15mm f/4.5 is a versatile lens with a variety of useful features, including:
- Part of the Zero-D line, meaning minimal distortion for architectural and interior work
- +/- 11 mm of shift adjustment for correcting distortion
- 65 mm-diameter image circle for complete coverage of full frame sensors with no vignetting even at full shift (up to 8 mm of shift on medium format 44x33mm sensors)
- Full 360-degree rotation for applying shift in any direction (comes with 15-degree click stops)
- Two aspherical elements for reduced spherical aberrations and distortion and increased sharpness
- Three extra-low dispersion elements for reduced chromatic aberrations and increased clarity
- Anti-reflective coating for reduced flares and ghosting and increased contrast
- Minimum working distance of 7.9 inches
- Five-blade diaphragm for 10-point sun stars
Altogether, the 15mm f/4.5 Zero-D Shift looks like a very versatile and useful lens. Check out the video above for Frost's full thoughts.