Laowa 15mm f4.5 Zero-D Shift Lens

LaowaSKU: 6940486700947

Mount: Nikon Z
Option: Laowa 15mm f/4.5
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Laowa 15mm f4.5 Zero-D Shift Lens

The Laowa 15mm f4.5 Zero-D Shift lens is a game-changer for photographers seeking the widest shift lens available for full frame and medium format cameras. With its unique 5-blade (in blue ring) and 14-blade (in red ring) aperture, this lens offers unparalleled versatility and control over perspective.

Featuring a shift range of ±11mm for full frame cameras and ±8mm for medium format cameras, the Laowa 15mm f4.5 Zero-D Shift lens is the perfect tool for architectural and interior photography. With its ability to capture sky-high buildings in a corrected perspective, this lens is a must-have for any photographer looking to take their work to new heights.

But the Laowa 15mm f4.5 Zero-D Shift lens isn't just about perspective control. It also delivers exceptional image quality, with high image sharpness and nearly zero distortion (hence the Zero-D moniker). This lens is a true gem in Laowa's extensive wide-angle lens collection, offering photographers even more creative possibilities for their images.

In short, the Laowa 15mm f4.5 Zero-D Shift lens is a must-have for any photographer looking to push the boundaries of their craft. With its unparalleled perspective control and exceptional image quality, this lens is sure to become a go-to tool for architectural and interior photographers around the world.

Focal Length 15mm
Max. Aperture f/4.5
Angle of View 110°
Shift Capability

Full Frame: ± 11mm of shift
Medium Format: ± 8mm of shift

Format Compatibility Full Frame
Lens Structure

17 elements in 11 groups

Aperture Blades 5 / 14
Min. Focusing Distance 20 cm
Focus Mode Manual Focus
Filter Thread – –
Dimensions 79 x 103 mm
Weight 597g

Canon EF & RF / Nikon F & Z / Sony E / Pentax K / L mount / Fujifilm G

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Understanding: Aperture

Aperture is the opening in a camera lens that controls how much light enters the camera. It's measured in f-stops like f/2.8 or f/8. Lower f-stop numbers mean wider openings, letting in more light and creating a shallow depth of field (blurry background). Higher f-stop numbers mean smaller openings, letting in less light and creating a larger depth of field (more of the scene in focus). Aperture also affects the quality of out-of-focus areas in the image (bokeh).

Understanding: Lens Types

Different lenses have different purposes to achieve different styles of images, some popular ones include:
Prime Lens: Fixed focal length, sharp images, great for portraits and dark settings.
Zoom Lens: Variable focal length, versatile for different shots and everyday use..
Wide-Angle Lens: Captures wide scenes like landscapes.
Telephoto Lens: Magnifies distant subjects, ideal for sports & wildlife.
Macro Lens: Perfect for close-up photography of small subjects.
Fisheye Lens: Ultra-wide perspective, creates unique images.

Understanding: Lens Mounts

Different camera brands use different lens mounts, which are like connectors that attach lenses to camera bodies. Each mount is specific to a particular brand and camera series. For example, Canon uses the EF and RF mounts, Nikon uses the F mount, Sony uses the E mount for its mirrorless cameras. These mounts dictate which lenses are compatible with which cameras. Some brands offer adapters to use lenses from other systems, but it's essential to ensure compatibility for proper functionality and autofocus performance.

Understanding: Manual and Autofocus

Manual focus and autofocus are two ways to adjust the sharpness of a camera lens. With manual focus, you turn a ring on the lens to bring the subject into focus yourself, giving you full control over what appears sharp in the image. Autofocus, on the other hand, relies on the camera's built-in technology to automatically adjust the focus for you, usually by detecting contrast or phase differences in the scene. Autofocus can be convenient, especially for fast-moving subjects or when you need to capture a quick shot, whereas manual focus allows for precise adjustments and creative control over the final image.

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