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Compare Laowa 15mm f/4 1:1 Macro vs Laowa 50mm f/2.8 2X Ultra Macro vs Laowa 17mm f/1.8

Reviews

Neo score
50%
68%
50%
Pros
  • 1:1 reproduction
  • One of the widest macro lens for FF
  • Unique +/- 6mm shift feature
  • Exceptional 2x maximum reproduction
  • Very light for a 2x macro lens
  • Quite affordable
  • Supposedly apochromatic design
  • Very light in the hand
  • Versatile focal length
  • Very affordable
Cons
  • Dark maximum aperture
  • Lacks weather sealing
  • No EXIF communication
  • Not the best optically
  • Lacks weather sealing

Price

MSRP
499 USD
399 USD
149 USD
Offers (incl. referral links)

Construction

Aperture Blades
14 blades
7 blades
7 blades
Colors
Black
Form Factor
Ultra Wide-Angle Prime Lens
Short Telephoto Prime Lens
Wide-Angle Prime Lens
Image Size
Full-Frame
MFT
MFT
Lens Barrel
Physical aperture ring
DoF scale
Physical aperture ring, Distance scale, DoF scale
Lens Mount
Canon EF-mount, Leica L-mount, Nikon F-mount, Pentax K-mount, Sony A-mount, Sony E-mount
Micro Four Thirds-mount
Micro Four Thirds-mount
Optical Formula | Elements
12 elements
14 elements
9 elements
Optical Formula | Groups
9 groups
10 groups
7 groups
Optical Formula | Special Glass
Three high refractive and one ED element groups
Frog Eye Coating (FEC) groups

Dimensions

Filter Diameter
77 mm / 3.03 in
49 mm / 1.93 in
46 mm / 1.81 in
Size | Diameter
84 mm / 3.31 in
54 mm / 2.13 in
55 mm / 2.17 in
Size | Length
65 mm / 2.56 in
79 mm / 3.11 in
51 mm / 2.01 in
Weight
410 g / 14.49 oz
240 g / 8.48 oz
172 g / 6.08 oz

Function

Angle Of View
110.6° Diagonal | 100.4° Horizontal | 77.3° Vertical
24.4° Diagonal | 20.4° Horizontal | 13.7° Vertical
65.0° Diagonal | 55.8° Horizontal | 38.9° Vertical
Aperture
f/4 ~ f/32
f/2.8 ~ f/22
f/1.8 ~ f/1.8
Autofocus
No
No
No
Crop Factor
2.0
2.0
Focal Length
15 mm
50 mm
17 mm
Focal Length (35mm Equivalent)
100.0 mm
34.0 mm
Focus Type
Internal
Internal
Image Stabilization
No
No
No
Weather Resistance
No
No

Performance

Max Magnification
1x
2x
Min Focus Distance
470 mm / 18.50 in
140 mm / 5.51 in
150 mm / 5.91 in

Production

Accessory
Lens hood included
Lens hood included
Debut
2015-06-23
2020-08-18
2019-10-21
Made In
China
China
China
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