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Venus Optics Laowa Zero-D 12mm f/2.8 lens launched on Kickstarter

Venus Optics officially launching the Laowa 12mm f/2.8, the world’s widest f/2.8 lens with close to zero distortion on Kickstarter: Venus Optics Laowa Zero-D 12mm f/2.8 distortion-free lens design and MTF charts: Sample photos:

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Venus Optics Magic Shift adapter

Together with the Laowa Zero-D 12mm f/2.8 distortion-free lens that will be announced on Kickstarter on July 30th, Venus Optics will also introduce a new lens converter called The Magic Shift adapter – it is basically a Sony E shift adapter with lenses inside designed for the Sony a7 camera line. It enlarges the full frame image […]

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Laowa Zero-D 12mm f/2.8 distortion-free lens to be announced next week

The new Laowa Zero-D 12mm f/2.8 distortion-free lens I reported about back in February will be officially announced on July 30th at 7 pm EST. The retail price will be USD 949, early birds will be able to get discounts. There are several better photos of the actual lens on flickr (credit: Daniel Han): Update: the […]

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Venus Optics Laowa STF 105mm f/2 lens officially announced

The Laowa STF 105mm f/2 lens I reported on back in January is now officially announced. The US pricing and shipping dates have not yet been revealed. Update: the lens is now available for pre-order. Here is the first hands-on: Venus Optics has already three specialized lenses and another one that will be announced soon: Laowa 60mm f/2.8 […]

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Laowa Zero-D 12mm f/2.8 distortion-free lens coming soon

The small Chinese company Anhui Changgeng Optical Technology Company Limited, better known as Venus Optics has already announced several niche, highly specialized lenses: Laowa 60mm f/2.8 Macro 2:1, a lens for extreme close-ups Laowa 15mm f/4 Shift Macro 1:1, a wide angle macro lens with shift capabilities Laowa STF 105mm f/2 (T/3.2), a portrait lens with an […]

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New Laowa STF 105mm f/2 lens to be announced soon

After the Laowa 60mm f/2.8 Macro 2:1 and the Laowa 15mm f/4 Shift Macro 1:1 lenses, the Chinese company Anhui Changgeng Optical Technology Company Limited, better known as Venus Optics (see www.venuslens.net/about), will announce shortly a new 24×36 lens: the Laowa STF 105mm f/2 (T/3.2). Update: the lens is now available for pre-order.

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→ Price drop: the Pentax K-3 II DSLR camera is now $935.24 (the K-3 is $749). → Expires today: $300 off on the Sony a7 mirrorless camera. → The Sony RX100 MIV camera is now shipping and is currently in stock. The camera manual can be downloaded here. → The Panasonic Lumix CM1 camera and smartphone with […]

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