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Laowa 15mm f/4 Macro Lens for Canon EF

Laowa 15mm f/4 Macro Lens for Canon EF

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The full frame compatible Laowa 15mm f/4 Macro Lens for Canon EF DSLR is a life-size 1:1 close-up lens in solid metal, which accepts 77mm filters making it ideal for macro, landscape and architecture.

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  • World’s widest 1:1 magnification macro lens for full frame and APS-C cameras
  • Versatile prime lens well suited to other subjects too including landscapes, architecture and interiors
  • Close minimum focus distance of just 12cm for exaggerated perspectives
  • High quality results thanks to an advanced optical design with anti-reflective coatings
  • Rugged construction from metal ideal for working across a range of subjects
     
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Laowa 15mm f/4 Macro Lens For Canon EF Summary

They have done it again with the Laowa 15mm f/4 Macro Lens for Canon EF. This is the world’s widest 1:1 magnification macro lens for full frame and APS-C EF-mount cameras. This means you can capture true life-sized close-up images as well as shooting architecture, interiors, Astro and landscapes with one versatile ultra wide angle lens and no extension tubes. If you mount this onto an APS-C body it also includes a special +/- 6mm shift function to get straight verticals, which is a very nice touch. The 110° angle of view on full frame Canon DSLR lets you capture the entire scene in sharp detail thanks to 12 optical elements in 9 groups. These include one extra-low dispersion and three high-refractive elements, along with Laowa's low-reflective coating on each optic to deliver consistent image quality by reducing flare and ghosting when shooting backlit subjects.

Features at a glance

  • True 1:1 magnification ultra wide angle macro lens for full frame and APS-C
  • Wide 110 degree angle of view
  • 14 aperture blades for smooth de-focused areas
  • Extremely close 12cm minimum focus distance
  • Rugged, metal barrelled lens construction
  • Infinity focus for full frame cameras
  • +/- 6mm shift function for APS-C cameras
  • Manual focusing only
  • 77mm filter thread

Shooting close-ups requires crystal clear sharpness to see the finer details and the 15mm f/4 Macro Lens for Canon achieves this both in the centre and the edges of the frame. Topping off a high quality offering from Laowa is a barrel which is made of metal for strength and durability.

Laowa 15mm f/4 Macro Lens for Canon EF Sample Images

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© Ripan Biswas

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© Shao Wei Wei

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© Jie Ge

What’s in the box

  • Laowa 15mm f/4 Macro Lens for Canon EF-mount
  • Lens Hood
  • Front and rear lens caps

Optional accessories

 

Our Verdict

There’s plenty for Canon DSLR users to like about the Laowa 15mm f/4 Macro Lens. It’s a solid model made in metal, weighs in at a reasonable 465g and performs extremely well across a range of subjects. You can capture true life-size 1:1 macro close-ups with an ultra wide field of view, as well as fine tune vertical lines when shooting architecture with an APS-C camera. If you enjoy creating smooth defocus areas around your subject, 14 aperture blades help with just that endeavour, whilst the 0.12m close focus distance opens up a wealth of creative opportunities.

The 15mm f/4 Macro Lens measures 82mm x up to 95mm remaining compact enough for most situations and accepts convenient 77mm filters. Image quality counts with macro work and this model delivers very high quality results due to the optical formula employed by Laowa. Other lenses in their range perform similarly well including the 25mm f/2.8 2.5-5X Ultra Macro Lens for Canon EF which offers up to a staggering 5x magnification. With this level of feature rich design, versatility and good quality results we are glad to see such a cost effective EF lens option for full frame and APS-C photographers.

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  • Like New – The equipment is in a condition as if you have just bought it from the manufacturer. The item is still considered to be ‘Like New’ even without the original packaging. The product has been fully tested and is in perfect working order.
  • Excellent – The equipment should be close to being ‘Like New’ but there may be some small cosmetic blemishes that lower its grade. The product has been fully tested and is in perfect excellent order.
    • Cameras – Should have no marks on the LCD screen
    • Lenses – Should have no marks on the elements or dust within the lens
  • Very Good – The equipment may have some slight cosmetic wear to the paintwork and cosmetic blemishes  with only light signs of use and the product has been fully tested and is in great working order.
    • Cameras – The LCD screen may have small signs of wear that does not affect its display
    • Lenses – The mount of the lens will start to show signs of wear
  • Good – The equipment is showing more obvious signs of cosmetic wear and blemishes, but the product has been fully tested and is in great working order.
    • Cameras – LCD screen may have scratches or wear that is starting to affect the display.
    • Lenses – May have slight dust inside that does not affect images. The mount shows signs of use.
  • Well Used – The equipment will show significant signs of wear. The paintwork will be coming away in large areas exposing the metal work, but the product has been fully tested and is in great working order.
    • Cameras – LCD screen is heavily worn either by de-lamination or has scratches to it. Rubber grips are starting to come away from the body.
    • Lenses – The lens has dust inside that may affect images. The rubber zoom/focus ring is coming away from the barrel of the lens.

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