Laowa 15mm f/4.5 Zero-D Shift - LAOWA Camera Lenses

Laowa 15mm f/4.5 Zero-D Shift

Laowa 15mm f/4.5 Zero-D Shift


Laowa 15mm f/4.5 Zero-D Shift is currently the World’s Widest Shift lens for full frame cameras and medium format cameras. It comes with the 5 blades (in blue ring) and 14 blades (in red ring) aperture. The amount of shift is ±11mm for full frame camera and ±8mm for medium format cameras. The lens is perfect for architectural and interior photography. The sky-high buildings can be captured in a corrected perspective easily.

Image quality is guaranteed with high image sharpness and nearly no distortion (Zero-D). 15mm f/4.5 Zero-D Shift enriches the diversity of Laowa’s extensive wide-angle lens collection by giving photographers more control on the perspective in their images.

*Shipping starts from Early July, 2022 for the Fujifilm G mount.

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New 14 Blades Aperture

Laowa 15mm f/4.5R Zero-D Shift is made with a 14-blade aperture, producing 14-point sunstars. Compared to the previous 5-blade aperture version, the sunburst effect with fourteen rays is softer and subtler. Using lenses with different blades, you can create the desired starburst effect in particular scenes. It is critical for architecture photography when there are often strong light sources and reflections on the windows.

The new lens aperture also offer different shape of bokeh and flares in the photographs. 15mm f/4.5R creates round bokeh on the out-of-focus backgrounds. It is smoother and hence more appealing in the night-view city scenes.

Ⓒ Danny Kwan

Ⓒ Carlo Yuen

World’s Widest Shift Lens

The angle of view for Laowa 15mm f/4.5 and f/4.5R Zero-D Shift is 110° with a huge image circle up to ⌀ 65mm. The ultra-wide angle perspective gives photographers great flexibility to frame the object and background. It is perfect for capturing supertall skyscrapers, magnificent architecture, and interior works.

Ⓒ Xu Nuo

Ⓒ Ricky

±11mm Shift Amount

The maximum possible shift amount of the lens is ±11mm for full-frame cameras and ±8mm for medium format cameras (e.g. Fujifilm GFX / Hasselblad X1D). The shift capability allows photographers to capture straight architecture and interiors. By shifting the lens, perspective distortion can be fixed, straightening the lines that appear to converge in the distance. It is incomparable to post-editing or photo cropping, crooked images are corrected by the lens, so a large area on the image can be preserved.

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The ±11mm shift amount also allows photographers to expand the angle of view by stitching multiple images. It gives an extraordinary image perspective and rooms for special compositions.

Ⓒ Richard Wong

Stitching 3 images into a panorama

Ⓒ Nicco Valenzuela

Ⓒ Nicco Valenzuela

Ⓒ Zhang Xiao Pang

Ready For Medium Format

With a huge ⌀65mm image circle, the lens works with the full-frame format and covers the medium format sensors. It is the World’s Widest lens for medium format with no vignetting. The new Laowa 15mm f/4.5R is now available for Fujifilm GFX mount.

15mm f/4.5 Zero-D Shift on Fujifilm GFX50R (Medium Format)

→ No vignetting up to +/- 8mm shift





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15mm f/4.5 Zero-D Shift on Fujifilm GFX50R (Medium Format)

Very mild vignetting is observed from in 9mm onwards up to +/- 11mm

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Zero Distortion

Composed of 17 elements in 11 groups with 2pcs of aspherical elements. It suppresses the distortion to nearly zero level from corner to corner. It is game-changing for architecture and interior photography as straight and sharp edges can be captured easily.

Ⓒ WenTaiDaShu

Ⓒ Zhang Qi

Ⓒ Carlo Yuen

Ⓒ Bastian Kratzke

High Image Quality

15mm f/4.5 Zero-D Shift is coupled with new lens coating. A significant improvement on the chromatic aberration, flaring and ghosting.

Ⓒ Carlo Yuen

Comparing Laowa 15mm f/4.5 Zero-D Shift with other brand’s tilt shift lens.

Extremely Close Focusing Distance

15mm f/4.5 Zero-D Shift is an ultra wide shift lens coupled with 20cm closest focusing distance. Macro-like photos can be created easily. The Functionality of the lens is diverse . Wide angle macro image can be easily captured with this lens.

Ⓒ PhotoLandHK

360° Rotation

The lens is engineered with the rotation function on the barrel, allowing photographers to change the direction of the shift by pressing the silver unlock button conveniently. The lens barrel can be rotated at 360° and it clicks every 15°. It is very user-friendly for composing both landscape and portrait photographs.

Special Designed Lens Support 

A Lens support is specially designed to work with all Laowa’s Shift lens. The rotatable ring is extremely helpful for stitching by keeping the principal axis even when orientations are changed and shifted. A must-have to achieve perfect stitching and panorama photography

Ⓒ Richard Wong

Ⓒ Richard Wong

Ⓒ Nicco Valenzuela

100mm Filter Holder

100mm filter holder is available for the Laowa 15mm f/4.5 Zero-D Shift.

Product Description

Name Laowa 15mm f/4.5 Zero-D Shift
Focal Length 15mm
Max. Aperture f/4.5
Angle of View 110°
Shift Capability Full Frame: ± 11mm of shift
Medium Format: ± 8mm of shift
Format Compatibility Full Frame
Lens Structure 17 elements in 11 groups
Aperture Blades 5 / 14
Min. Focusing Distance 20 cm
Focus Mode Manual Focus
Filter Thread – –
Dimensions 79 x 103 mm
Weight 597g
Mounts Canon EF & RF / Nikon F & Z / Sony E / Pentax K / L mount / Fujifilm G


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100mm Filter Holder

100mm filter holder is available for the Laowa 15mm f/4.5 Zero-D Shift.


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