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Venus Optics LAOWA 15 mm f/4 Wide-Angle 1:1 Macro

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Manufacturer Venus Optics LAOWA
Model 15 mm f/4 Wide-Angle 1:1 Macro
Lens style Wide angle
Focal length 15 mm
Maximum aperture f/4
Angle of view 110 o
Closest focusing distance 0.47 m
Maximum magnification 1:1
Minimum aperture 32
Number of diaphragm blades 14
Auto focus type MF
Lens Construction 12 elements / 9 groups
Filter diameter 77 mm
Macro Yes
Available mounts Canon EF
Nikon F
Sony A / Minolta
Pentax K
Sony E
Sony FE
Dimensions 83.8 x 64.7 mm
Weight 410 g
Additional information Announced: june 2015
2 HR glass elemenrs, 1 ED glass element
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  1. johansenfoto
    johansenfoto 9 September 2016, 09:01
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    IP 85.113.x.x
    Owner since: 1 month
    Price: $734
    User profile: Semipro

    Cons: Expensive Shift function is clumsy to work with Maximum shift can only be used on DX cameras Plastic lens hood that you can only use on DX cameras No electric circuit (no info in exif) Heavily sun flares (purple and green) FX lens but works best at DX cameras

    Pros: 1:1 macro, but the subject need to be very close, like 5mm from front element Very sharp at macro/close-up. Shift work great on DX cameras when you get used to work with it

    Summary: A great sharp macro lens, but you need to use a coated filter when shooting landscape with the sun to minimize flares. Widest 1:1 macro makes the creativity in photographs, so it's a great lens to shoot close-up.

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