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Venus Laowa 15mm f/4 Macro : Specifications and Opinions


Venus Laowa 15mm f/4 Macro

The Venus Laowa 15mm f/4 Macro is a macro lens for FF and APS-C, manufactured from 2015. The focus is done by Manual Focus, it does not have image stabilization. The average price, when it has been added to the JuzaPhoto database, is 656 €;
8 users have given it an average vote of 8.5 out of 10.


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MOUNT

This lens is available with the following mounts:

Canon EF: this lens is compatible with reflex fullframe and APS-C Canon EF.

Nikon F: this lens is compatible with reflex fullframe and APS-C Nikon.

Sony E: this lens is compatible with mirrorless fullframe and APS-C Sony.

Sony A-mount: this lens is compatible with reflex fullframe and APS-C Sony A-mount.

L-Mount: this lens is compatible with mirrorless fullframe and APS-C L-Mount.

Pentax: this lens is compatible with reflex fullframe and APS-C Pentax.



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 Specifications
 Focal lenght   15 mm
 Angle of view   110.6°
 Format   FF, APS-C
 Max. aperture   f/4
 Aperture blades   14
 Lenses/Groups   12 elements in 9 groups
 Min. focus distance   0.12 meters
 Reproduction ratio   1.00x

 Features
 Stabilization   No
 Focus   Manual Focus
 Internal AF   No
 Full Time MF   Yes

 Built and notes
 Tripod ring   No
 Extenders   No
 Filters   77 mm
 Lens hood   Yes, supplied
 Weather sealing   No
 Weight   410 g
 Dimensions   83 x 65 mm
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avatarjunior
sent on July 03, 2020

Pros: It induces you to have a necessary creativity, otherwise it is better to let go.

Cons: Price on the new decidedly hesyy... otherwise no one, if you know what he does and how he does it.

Opinion: Taken yesterday used at a price of "favor" by my photographer friend Gabriele of FotoModerna in Siena. Special goal, almost exclusively born for highly creative and particular photos. All manual. It needs a certain patience of composition both for the frame and the tuning to come out interesting and "curious" shots. Good sharpness in the center that gradually loses at extremes. In short, a particular goal, to be used, above all, in good light conditions for the macro (with the help of an even better flash). Do I recommend buying it? For the price on the new, I'd say no... on the used, perhaps, just to have something different in the bag.

avatarjunior
sent on April 25, 2020

Pros: very particular field of view, detail, decentralizable

Cons: all manual, lampshade

Opinion: It's a particular goal, you can't think of attaching it to the reflex and taking photos without preparing them, since it is completely "independent" from the reflex: focus and diaphragms are regulated only by dials. That said, in my opinion it is a lens that stimulates the creativity of the photographer, given the possibility of making macros set with excellent detail. It induces you to study a photo, understand the best framing and its values of diaphragms and exposure to be adopted. Those who do macro will use it with easel, plamp, outdoor lights etc.... otherwise better to leave it at home, unless you want to use it for landscape, where it still behaves well, both day and night Good yield even in the backlight. Promoted, but postponed for the lampshade, which could have been better

avatarjunior
sent on January 09, 2020

Pros: Tough, acceptable weight, versatility.

Cons: Flare, distortion and aberration at the edges.

Opinion: I bought it with attack for the K1 Pentax, new and cheap. What to say, I use it for landscapes given the focal length, in the color there is saturation, but almost always I veer the shot in black and white. With ring adapter I'm also using it on Fujifilm XT 2, and not yet on GFX S. As a photo-amateur my needs are not excessive, I am also considering making macro shots, from the published images it seems that this lens is really special for this type of photography. Greetings

avatarsenior
sent on October 05, 2018

Pros: Excellent construction

Cons: Little sense in general in my opinion

Opinion: Crappy lens, especially if it attack e-mount. The tilt shift mechanism I then aggregate myself to call it "grotesque", there is no more suitable term. The hood is then a piece of microscopic plastic of a really poor invoice. However the lens has a valuable construction, all of metal including the ring Nuts. The colors are better than the samyang, but unfortunately it has a very bad uniformity of sharpness. At the center is very sharp, at the edges it falls conviously at every opening. It has declickated diaphragm therefore comfortable for videomakers. I bought it by believing in the miracle, but frankly doing exceptional shots with live subjects is virtually impossible, and with a 70mm macro Art sigma (same Cost) you get an enormously better result at image quality level, simply Moving away a Little. If instead you want something like this, you can take a Samyang 14mm and put a macro ring of small thickness at half the price. In conclusion lens that I recommend to buy used, and in case Resell. Interesting tilt shift and the ability to mount filters from 77mm. In essence It is a perspective that alone can make us both from macro and lens for landscapes very economical both diurnal and nocturnal (we do not have to buy absurd filter kits that sometimes cost more than the lens itself being able to mount those from 77 that we all have). You draw your own conclusions.

avatarjunior
sent on September 09, 2016

Pros: Lightweight, robust, unique in its kind, continuous diaphragm

Cons: Bad, distortion and aberration to the edges, saturated colors

Opinion: I had never purchased optics that were not Canon, Zeiss, Angenuex. Given this incredible innovation in the optics industry I thought about taking it and trying to exploit it to make very large frameworks with relatively low distortion. I have to say that compared to the samyang 14mm works much better either as colors, albeit somewhat saturated, as dynamic range. Incredible as on the Sony A7II, A7S and A7RII, the Carnate and the Skin. Impossible for an optic with features like this. The macro factor on a 15mm with aperture 4.0 causes giants to make cats or ants but with aberration and distortion to sometimes sultry sides. In the center it looks like a 35mm. But if you go beyond these trivial shots this Laowa gives you really great pictures considering the very low price. Continuous diaphragm dial for video-maker and manual focus make it fast and accurate, if you have a good eye and a mirrorless. Ugly aesthetically and with a grotesque tilt focus in the set a unique and valid opt for those who like to be "wide"




Photos taken with Venus Laowa 15mm f/4 Macro

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HI RES 2.6 MP

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HI RES 4.2 MP

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HI RES 28.5 MP

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HI RES 4.2 MP

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HI RES 4.2 MP

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