If you have ever used a wide angle lens to photograph a building from ground level, you have probably encountered a frustrating dilemma: either you include way too much foreground in the shot or you angle the lens upward and make all the buildings look like they are about to fall over. A lens with a shift function can correct that issue, and one relatively affordable option is the Venus Optics Laowa 20mm f/4 Zero-D Shift. This excellent video review takes a look at the lens and the sort of performance and image quality you can expect from it.
Coming to you from Christopher Frost, this great video review takes a look at the Venus Optics Laowa 20mm f/4 Zero-D Shift lens. While part of the reason for this lens’ more affordable price compared to competitors is the lack of a tilt function, you may find that you do not need that, particularly if you are more concerned with perspective distortion in genres like architectural photography. And 20mm is a nice middle-of-the-road focal length for such applications, giving you enough room to include a lot in a shot without being so wide as to make clean compositions particularly difficult. Check out the video above for Frost’s full thoughts on the lens.