Venus Optics has announced the new Laowa 7.5mm F2 and 15mm F2 FE Zero-D lenses.
The Laowa 15mm F2 FE Zero-D is the world’s fastest lens for Sony full frame E-mount cameras. The Laowa 7.5mm F2 is the world’s widest optic for Micro Four Thirds cameras.
Both Laowa lenses will be available in early 2017. No pricing is given yet. Additional information with MTF graphics and technical specifications can be found below.
Venus Optics announces Laowa 7.5mm F2 for MFT and 15mm F2 FE Zero-D
Laowa 15mm f/2 FE Zero-D
Featuring a 110° Angle of View, Ultra-fast f/2 aperture and 72mm filter thread. LAOWA 15mm f/2 becomes another member in their ‘Close-to-Zero Distortion’ lineup.
Laowa 15mm f/2 FE is currently the World’s Fastest 15mm rectilinear lens for Full Frame cameras. It features a close-to-zero optical distortion, allowing photographers to take landscape or architecture shots with straight lines retained.
Dedicated to fulfill the need of photographers, Venus Optics have managed to add a 72mm filter thread onto the 15mm f/2 lens. Photographers can easily install standard screw-in filters without paying for an expensive yet bulky filter holder system.
Designed specially for the Sony Full Frame Mirrorless cameras, Venus Optics has successfully controlled the size and weight of the lens to the minimal. Weighing less than 1.1 pounds (500g) and 82mm in length. The portability and compactness of the Sony E-mount Mirrorless cameras can be maintained when used with the Laowa 15mm f/2 FE Lens.
Featuring the fastest f/2 aperture ever built with a 15mm lens, the new Full Frame E-mount lens is engineered for professionals to shoot impressive landscape, architecture and primary astro photos with great details. This is an every-day and must-buy lens that every Sony Full Frame Mirrorless camera user should have one in his bag.
Laowa 7.5mm f/2 MFT
The Laowa 7.5mm f/2 MFT is the Widest f/2 rectilinear lens ever designed for Micro Four Thirds Cameras. Despite the extreme specifications, Venus Optics has successfully minimized the weight of the lens to a merely 0.37 pounds (170g) and 55mm long. The extreme 110 angle of view, ultra-fast f/2 aperture and featherweight make this lens an ideal option to pair up with drones for aerial photography. It also gives photographers a fast and wide-angle option for low-light shooting as well as landscape photography.
|Lens descriptions||15mm f/2||7.5mm f/2|
|Maximum Aperture (Fno)||F/2.0||F/2.0|
|Angle of view||110°||110°|
|Format Compatibility||Full Frame||Micro Four Thirds|
|Minimum Focus distance||5.91” (15cm)||4.72” (12cm)|
|Maximum Reproduction Ratio||0.25x||0.11x|
|Focusing||Manual Focus||Manual Focus|
|Weight||1.10 lb (500 g)||0.37 pounds (170g)|
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