Venus Optics introduced the new Laowa 20mm f/4 Zero-D Shift, expanding its shift lens line-up. The company claims, on top of the ultra-wide angle of view, the lens delivers incredible sharpness with close-to-zero optical distortion (Zero-D). A ±11mm shift amount on full-frame (±8mm on Medium Format) allows architecture photographers to have maximum control over the perspective. The lens also comes with a rotatable lens hood for avoiding flare and protecting the front lens element.
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. The lens has an 83mm filter thread. It also has an accessory lens support accessory, specially designed to work with the 20mm f/4 Zero-D Shift. The rotatable ring is helpful for image stitching by retaining the principal axis when changing orientations and shifting.
Laowa 20mm f/4 Zero-D Shift is currently available to purchase via Venus Optics official website and authorized resellers. The US price for 20mm f/4 Zero-D Shift is USD $1,299 for all mounts. The lens support is now available for sale at USD249