Venus Laowa 15mm f/4 Wide Angle 1:1 Macro Lens for Sony E Mount


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Venus Laowa 15mm f/4 Wide Angle 1:1 Macro Lens for Sony E Mount

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Venus Laowa 15mm f/4 Wide Angle 1:1 Macro Lens for Sony E Mount

The Venus Laowa 15mm f/4 Wide Angle Lens for Sony E Mount is the world’s widest 1:1 macro lens. Featuring an ultra-wide 110 degrees angle of view of with 1:1 maximum magnification, allowing users to focus very close to the subject but at the same time, include the background details (where and how the subject lives) into the photo. Added with a +/-4mm feature, this lens is an ultimate creative tool for landscape, macro, as well as architectural shooting.

1:1 Maximum Magnification

The lens features an ultra-wide angle of view of 110 degrees with 1:1 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. Every glass is coated with anti-reflective coating to prevent any flares and ghosting.

+/-6mm Shift Function

The lens can also serve as an excellent ultra-wide angle lenses with infinity focus for cameras with full frame sensors. A shift mechanism is added at the rear end of the lens with a maximum adjustment of +/- 6mm for APS-C cameras, which is extremely useful for landscape/architecture photography for distortion correction.

Optical Design and Construction

The lens houses with 12 elements in 9 groups with 3 high refractive elements and 1 extra-low dispersion element to deliver crystal sharpness both in the center and the edge. Barrel distortion was also carefully controlled. 14 aperture blades form a close-to-circular aperture, capable of creating creamy shallow depth of view. The enclosure of the lens is made of metal to strengthen its durability.


Maximum Aperturef/4.0
Minimum Aperturef/32
Focal Length15mm
Maximum Magnification1:1
Angle of view110 degree
Minimum Focus Distance12.2cm
Focus TypeAuto and Manual Focus
Image StabilizationYes
Diaphragm Blades14
Fixed Focal Length15mm
Lens FormatFull Frame Sensors
Lens TypeWide Angle
Special DesignsMacro


Lens MountSony E-Mount


Weight0.9 lb / 410 g

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