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Examples: Venus Optics Laowa 15mm f/4 Macro on Sony A7R II

Venus Optics Laowa 15mm f/4 Macro Lens

Get Venus Optics Laowa 15mm f/4 Macro at B&H Photo. Available for Sony, Canon, Nikon.

See Reader Question: Lenses for Wide Angle Macro.

The Venus Optics Laowa 15mm f/4 Macro (about $479) is a DSLR design installed in a Sony E-mount mirrorless mount (also available for DSLRs). The lens is completely manual and communicates no EXIF info or aperture to the camera: manual unclicked aperture, manual focus, no EXIF info communicated to camera.

I had some fun shooting close range images with the Venus Optics Laowa 15mm f/4 Macro down to about 1:4. The Laowa 15/4 focuses as close as 1:1, but at that range there is only ~5mm of clearance to the front element and the lens shades the subject, so I found 1:4 about the practical limit withou special lighting aids.

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f8 @ 8.0 sec, ISO 100; 2016-01-29 17:31:41
Sony A7R II + Venus Optics Laowa 15m f/4 Macro

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