Venus Optics is preparing to release a full frame tilt and shift lens

Venus Optics is preparing to release a full frame tilt and shift lens

According to the source, Venus Optics is preparing to release a full-frame lens under the brand name Laowa, which will implement the tilt and shift functions. The focal length of the lens will be 15 mm.

With the caveat that the lens is still under development and therefore its final performance is unknown, the source claims that the novelty has already been tried with a 44mm x 33mm sensor, i.e. with the Fujifilm GFX system camera. The test showed that vignetting is negligible. The user can count on a frame shift of 7-8 mm diagonally and 11 mm vertically.

It is not yet clear whether the tested product is a Laowa 15mm F4.5 W-Dreamer lens, the images of which, as an illustration, appeared at the very beginning of the year. This may be a different lens, since the Laowa 15mm F4.5 W-Dreamer only has a shift function, and the new source lens is called a lens with shift and tilt functions. However, you should not draw any conclusions before the official announcement.

It remains to be recalled that Venus Optics already has a full frame Laowa 15mm F4 lens with shift function released in 2015, but the vertical shift of ±6mm in it is available only when used with APS-C cameras.


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