4 comments on “Venus Optics Laowa 15mm f/2 Zero-D Review

  1. Thank you for that great review! Looking at your brick wall picture however, it seems like your lens may be de-centered or something wrong with it. The left side does not appear to be as sharp as the right side.

    • I think I see what you are talking about. On the image shown on the website (low resolution), it does look substantially fuzzier on the left/lower left corner. I think this is more of a problem with WordPress’ compression combined with my low-quality JPEG output (I typically upload around 70-80% quality to save space unless it is a high-res file). When I went back to that file in Lightroom, the difference is still there, but only minutely. I can hardly tell the sharpness difference from the four corners, but it is both the bottom corners (left AND right) that are not as sharp. Thanks for noticing this issue, and who knows, my lens may actually be a bit decentered, as I am not personally getting quite the performance many other reviewers are experiencing.

  2. Hi Matthew,
    Why a great review! And some stunning pictures in there, especially the samurai. It’s making me miss Japan a lot – when I am next over there it would be great to go on a photowalk!

    • It’s been a great couple of years over here in regards to photos. In spite of my 15 or so trips to Tokyo, I still feel like I’ve only seen half the city—-if that! I’ll definitely miss a lot of this country.

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