Venus Optics Unveils World’s Widest 1:1 Macro Lens


The China-based company Venus Optics has launched the world’s widest macro lens for full-frame cameras, Laowa 15mm f/4 Wide-Angle 1:1 Macro Lens.

Laowa 15mm f/4 Wide-Angle 1:1 Macro Lens

Laowa 15mm f/4 Wide-Angle 1:1 Macro Lens

The new lens features 110° angle of view and 1:1 macro ability that allows photographers to experience wide angle macro photography without having to use an extension tube. “With this macro lens, 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,” says the company.

Other key features of the lens include focal length of 15mm, maximum aperture of f/4, a +/-6mm shift function, minimum working distance (subject to sensor) of 0.47cm, minimum shooting distance of 12cm, and manual focus.

The lens structure has 12 elements in 9 groups, a 14-blade aperture and a 77mm filter thread. It weighs 410 grams. The lens will be available for Canon EF, Nikon F, Sony Alpha, Sony FE and Pentax K mounts.

Priced at USD 479 (approx. Rs. 30,500), the Laowa macro lens is available on pre-order with shipping expected to start from late July.

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