The Laowa 20mm f/4 Zero-D Shift for Sony FE is an ultra-wide-angle shift lens that you cannot resist. On top of the high image sharpness and nearly no distortion (Zero-D), the lens also comes with a rotatable lens hood for avoiding flares and protecting the front lens element.
The amount of shift is ±11mm for full-frame cameras and ±8mm for medium format cameras, making it super easy to capture architectural and interior photography in a corrected perspective. Laowa 20mm f/4 Zero-D Shift expands Laowa’s Shift Lens line-up giving you an addition option for distinct needs.
|Aperture Range||f/4 – 22|
|Coverage of image circle||Ø 65mm|
|Angle of view||94.4°|
|Lens structure||16 elements in 11 groups
(2 aspherical elements and 3 ED elements)
|Aperture blades||14 blades|
|Min. Focusing Distance||25cm|
|In-focus driving mode||Manual (MF)|
|Dimensions||About Ø 95mm * 91mm|
|Compatible Mounts||Canon EF & RF / Nikon F & Z / Sony E /
Pentax K / L mount / Fujifilm G
With a 94.4° angle of view and up to 117° for panorama photography, it captures the whole scene while reducing the large regions of emptiness. It is ideal for architectural and interior photography to balance the subject and the background.
The maximum possible shift amount of the lens is ±11mm for full-frame camera and ±8mm for medium format camera (e.g. Fujifilm GFX / Hasselblad X1D). Sufficient shift capability allows photographers to correct converging vertical lines created by distance. By changing the perspective of the lens, straight architecture can be easily captured.
This lens has 16 elements in 11 groups with 2 aspherical elements and 3 ED elements, bringing impressive control on chromatic aberration and ensuring the image sharpness is consistent from the center to the edge.
Laowa 20mm f/4 Zero-D Shift is one of the “Zero-D” members, the distortion is nearly zero meaning any straight lines can be maintained from corner to corner. It is a must-have advantage for architectural, commercial, interior, and landscape photographers because the post-editing time is much shortened for the image to look real.
The 14-blade aperture creates smooth and circular bokeh, the effect is pleasantly astonishing in architecture photography.
Apart from far-away architecture, Laowa 20mm f/4 Zero-D Shift also supports capturing very close objects with a 25cm minimum focusing distance. Wide-angle macro images can be created easily without changing lenses.
The 360° rotatable lens hood shades the front of the lens, keeping the images away from unwanted flares and a washed out. It is extremely convenient to use when there is a strong light source from the side. Photographers can also adjust the angle of the lens hood to avoid blocking the image when extreme shifts.
Laowa 20mm f/4 Zero-D Shift is designed with 82mm filter thread. The screw-in filter can be used which is cheaper, lighter, and more compact compared to obtaining a separate filter holder.