For a couple of months I have used the Laowa 15mm f/4 wide angle macro from Venus Optics Company and have just penned a very detailed review and sent it off to Keith Wilson editor of WildPlanet photo-magazine with a large selection of images. I have posted some interim images and comments as my relationship with this lens has deepened. It has also set me thinking (not unusual) in what I want out of wide angle lenses. Have written a great deal on this already in both blogs,…

Posted by Paul Harcourt Davies January 2015 Introduction For a long time (around 1975 or 76 …I think) I have been preoccupied with ways and means of showing plants and animals close-up and in the context of their environment. You can get so much information into shots like this and a joint love of this approach to photography led to Clay Bolt and I producing Wide-angle Macro | The Essential Guide back in 2012. For us this was (and still is) a work in progress and the search…