Laowa 15mm f4.5 Zero-D Shift review - Samples
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The following images were taken with the Laowa 15mm f4.5 Zero-D Shift lens mounted on a 45MP Nikon Z7 camera. All images are RAW files developed in Lightroom 10.2/CRAW 13.2 to Adobe Color profile with activated CA compensation but no vignette compensation. Noise-reduction is set to 0, sharpening to 50/0.5/36/10, with no extra tone, color, or saturation adjustment – except for two images. Otherwise there’s only the occasional exposure compensation in post-processing and some slight cropping on a few images.

The individual exposure details are stated for each image as is information about shifting or panorama stitching. Panoramas were produced in Lightroom with automated settings. These and other high resolution Laowa 15mm f4.5 Zero-D Shift sample images are available to download in their original formats for analysis at Flickr. These files are for personal evaluation only and cannot be used in another publication or website without permission.

The first three images were shot from the same position just with different amounts of shift to the lens and tilt to the camera. This shows how different perspective can be projected with a shift lens.

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0.4 sec, f16, 64 ISO, Laowa 15mm f4.5 Zero-D Shift, lens shifted 11mm up, camera tilted down; click image for 4k version, here for large original

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1/3 sec, f16, 64 ISO, Laowa 15mm f4.5 Zero-D Shift, lens and camera in neutral position; click image for 4k version, here for large original

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0.4 sec, f16, 64 ISO, Laowa 15mm f4.5 Zero-D Shift, lens shifted 11mm down, camera tilted up; click image for 4k version, here for large original

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1/200 sec, f4.5, 64 ISO, Laowa 15mm f4.5 Zero-D Shift, unshifted; click image for 4k version, large original available at f4.5, f5.6, f8.0, f11

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1/200 sec, f4.5, 64 ISO, Laowa 15mm f4.5 Zero-D Shift, shifted up; click image for 4k version, large original available at f4.5, f5.6, f8.0

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1/4 sec, f5.6, 110 ISO, Laowa 15mm f4.5 Zero-D Shift, unshifted; click image for 4k version

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1/60 sec, f5.6, 64 ISO, Laowa 15mm f4.5 Zero-D Shift, shifted up; click image for 4k version, here for large original

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1/60 sec, f5.6, 64 ISO, Laowa 15mm f4.5 Zero-D Shift, shifted up; click image for 4k version, here for large original

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1/100 sec, f8, 64 ISO, Laowa 15mm f4.5 Zero-D Shift, shifted up; click image for 4k version, here for large original

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1/400 sec, f5.6, 64 ISO, Laowa 15mm f4.5 Zero-D Shift, shifted 11mm up; click image for 4k version, here for large original

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1/250 sec, f4.5, 64 ISO, Laowa 15mm f4.5 Zero-D Shift, unshifted; click image for 4k version, large original available at f4.5, f5.6, f8.0, f11

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1/160 sec, f5.6, 64 ISO, Laowa 15mm f4.5 Zero-D Shift, shifted 11m diagonally; click image for 4k version, here for large original

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1/4 sec, f5.6, 72 ISO, Laowa 15mm f4.5 Zero-D Shift, shifted 11mm right; click image for 4k version, here for large original

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1/60 sec, f11, 64 ISO, Laowa 15mm f4.5 Zero-D Shift, pano from three shots; click image for 4k version, here for large original, or individual upper, middle, lower shots

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1/8 sec, f11, 64 ISO, Laowa 15mm f4.5 Zero-D Shift, pano from two shots shifted maximally up and down; click image for 4k version, here for large original, or individual upper, lower shots

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1/4 sec, f5.6, 90 ISO, Laowa 15mm f4.5 Zero-D Shift, shifted up; click image for 4k version, here for large original

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1/100 sec, f5.6, 64 ISO, Laowa 15mm f4.5 Zero-D Shift, shifted up; click image for 4k version, here for large original

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1/125 sec, f5.6, 64 ISO, Laowa 15mm f4.5 Zero-D Shift, unshifted; click image for 4k version, here for large original

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1/125 sec, f5.6, 64 ISO, Laowa 15mm f4.5 Zero-D Shift, post-processed from unshifted image above; click image for 4k version, here for large original

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1/50 sec, f11, 64 ISO, Laowa 15mm f4.5 Zero-D Shift, unshifted; click image for 4k version, here for large original

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1/50 sec, f11, 64 ISO, Laowa 15mm f4.5 Zero-D Shift, shifted up; click image for 4k version, here for large original

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