Product Code: 1776236

Laowa 15mm f4 Macro Lens for Sony E

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The Laowa 14mm F4 is a wide-angle macro lens that offers an ultra-wide 110° field of view (on full-frame cameras), a true 1:1 magnification ratio, enhanced control of depth of field and its 14-bladed, near-circular aperture diaphragm provides super-smooth bokeh in out-of-focus areas. The super-wide perspective and minimum focus distance of just 12cm allows you to focus incredibly close to your subject. As well as this, the internal focusing further helps to not disturb your subject, even when reaching the minimum 0.5cm working distance.

Laowa 15mm f4 Macro Lens for Sony E Key Features:

  • Designed for use with Sony E-Mount cameras
  • Offers a step into the world of wide-angle macro photography
  • True 1:1 magnification ratio for life-sized images
  • Captures a huge ultra-wide 110° FOV on full-frame cameras
  • Equivalent to a 24mm/84° FOV on APS-C cameras (EF-S Mount)
  • The lens has a wide aperture range from F4 to F32
  • Large near-circular 14-bladed aperture diaphragm
  • Lens is comprised of 12 glass elements in 9 groups
  • Use 3 high-refractive and 1 Extra-low dispersion elements
  • A minimum focusing distance of 12cm
  • Working distance of 0.5cm for ultra-close work
  • A precision manual focus and aperture control

Expanded Laowa 15mm f4 Macro Lens for Sony E Key Features:

Lens & Aperture Construction

To achieve the 1:1 magnification ratio, close focusing and ultra-wide 110° field of view, Laowa has designed an intricate lens structure that is comprised of 12 glass elements in 9 groups. This includes three high-refractive and one extra-low dispersion glass elements, which together dramatically reduce the appearance of chromatic aberrations as well as increase colour accuracy, sharpness and overall clarity.

To complement the lens structure, this lens has a large near-circular 14-bladed aperture diaphragm. This aperture and the wide F4 to F32 range provides enhanced control of depth of field as well as super-smooth out-of-focus areas which will help separate your subject from the background.

Fully Manual Control

Manual control of your aperture and focus is a common feature of most macro lenses and this lens is no exception. This is something that can be jarring at first if this is your first experience of it. When it comes to using the lens it’s not the act of turning the aperture ring that can be an issue, but more that manual apertures will close in real-time. This means if you close the aperture to F16 or smaller, you’ll struggle to see your subject and focus. This can be overcome with various techniques including lighting your subject with external light.

What's in the box?

  • 1 x Laowa 15mm f4 Wide Angle Macro Lens
  • 1 x Lens Hood
  • 1 x Front Lens Cap
  • 1 x Rear Lens Cap
  • Laowa 15mm f4 Macro Lens for Sony E Sample Images:

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    Is the 110-degree angle of view horizontal or corner-to-corner?

    The 110-degree angle of view is horizontal on the Laowa 15mm f4 Macro Lens.

    Can you use autofocus with this lens?

    No. This lens is fully manual so for fast-moving macro subjects e.g. insects, it can be a challenge.

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Product Specification

Angle of view (degrees) 110°
Aperture blades 14
Lens mount Sony FE
Camera Lens Type Macro Prime
Filter thread (mm) 77
Focal length (tele) 15
Focal length (wide) 15
Image stabilisation No
Lens elements 12
Lens groups 9
Max aperture - tele 4
Max aperture - wide 4
Size 84mm x 64 mm
Weight (g) 410
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Product Code: 1776236-wex Manufacturers Part Number: VEN1540SFE