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The LAOWA 15mm f/4 1:1 Macro lens is the first lens in the market to combine an ultra wide angle of view and 1:1 Macro capabilities. This allows photographers from around the world to start experiencing the rather exciting field of “Wide Angle Macro Photography” without using an extension tube. Macro Lenses currently in the market tend to have mid to long focal lengths that prevent photographers from taking close-up shots of insect or flowers, and including background details like its habitat or environment. (Focuses from infinity to 1:1 magnification)

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The LAOWA 15mm f/4 1:1 Macro lens features an ultra wide angle of view of 110 degrees with 1:1 maximum magnification. Photographers can focus very close to the subject and let the foreground dominate the photo but at the same time, have the background telling viewers about where and how the subject lives. Your picture will immediately become very informative and intriguing. Every lens element is coated with an anti-reflective coating to prevent lens flare and ghosting.

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This rugged, metal barreled lens can also serve as an excellent ultra-wide angle lenses with infinity focus for cameras with full frame sensors. A shift mechanism is added at the rear end of the lens with a maximum adjustment of +/- 6mm for APS-C cameras, which is extremely useful for landscape/architecture photography for distortion correction.

 

 

The lens has 12 elements in 9 groups with three High Refractive elements and one Extra-low dispersion element to deliver crystal clear sharpness both in the center and the edges. Barrel Distortion is also carefully controlled. This is not only a macro lens but you can also use for landscape or travel with its ultra-wide angle of view (110°).
Fourteen aperture blades form a close-to-circular aperture, capable of creating creamy shallow depth of field. The barrel of the lens is made of metal for maximum strengthen and durability.

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Product Description

Name 15mm f/4 Wide Angle Macro
Focal Length 15mm
Max. Aperture f/4
Angle of View 110°
Format Compatibility Full Frame
Lens Structure 12 elements in 9 groups
Aperture Blades 14
Min. Focusing Distance 12.2cm
Max. Magnification 1:1
Filter Thread 77mm
Dimensions 84 x 64mm
Weight 410g
Mounts Canon / Nikon / Sony A / Pentax K / Sony E

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