Some of you may remember that I purchased the Venus Optics Laowa 15mm macro lens last year for flower photography but didn’t get to use it for that purpose much before the end of the flower season. Yesterday I was finally able to spend some time outdoors and tried an image of dwarf ginseng (Panax trifolius) in its environment. It’s amazing how close you can focus with this lens and it is quite sharp and a great performer.
This is from all of one inch away from the plant. The lens is entirely manual, so you have to open up for focusing and then stop down for shooting, depending on the effect you want with the background.