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First Laowa 15mm f/2 FE Zero-D Lens Reviews

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First Laowa 15mm f/2 FE Zero-D lens reviews are now available on the web. Designed for the E-mount system, the lens is billed as the World’s Fastest 15mm lens for Sony full-frame cameras.

You can use it with Sony full-frame E-mount cameras like the A7 and A9, or with APS-C sensor cameras, such as the A6500. Cameras with crop factor gets an effective focal length of 22.5 with this lens.

The US price of the wide-angle optic is $849 and it is available for pre-order at VenusLens.net. Shipping is scheduled to start in Late August/Early September. Now let’s look at several Laowa 15mm f/2 FE Zero-D lens reviews.

Laowa 15mm f/2 FE Zero-D Lens Reviews Roundup

First Laowa 15mm f/2 FE Zero-D Lens Reviews

Before getting into the couple of Laowa 15mm f/2 FE Zero-D lens reviews, here are some details. It features a close-to-zero distortion with a 110° angle of view. The ultra-fast aperture f/2 enables photographers to capture impressive astro shots very easily. The 72mm filter thread allows a quick installation of filters for landscape shooting. This lens is going to be an everyday lens for most of us given its compact size (62mm long) and weight (~500g only).

From Thephoblographer:

The Venus Optics Laowa 15mm f2 lens is a really fantastic lens option. It isn’t extremely expensive at $849. And for the price point it surely is offering very low distortion. For the photographer that will more or less just focus out to infinity and go on about life this lens is a great option.

Full size sample images can be found in this Flickr gallery.

Hands-on Videos

Specifications:

Name 15mm f/2 FE Zero-D
Focal Length 15mm
Max. Aperture f/2
Angle of View 110°
Format Compatibility Full Frame
Lens Structure 12 elements in 9 groups(2pcs of Aspherical Elements + 3pcs of Extra-low Dispersion Elements)
Aperture Blades 9
Min. Focusing Distance 15cm
Max. Magnification 1:4
Filter Thread 72mm
Dimensions 66 x 82 mm
Weight 500g
Mounts Sony E

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