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Venus Optics Laowa Zero-D 12mm f/2.8 lens now shipping

The Venus Optics Laowa Zero-D 12mm f/2.8 “distortion-free” lens is now in stock (except for Sony E and Canon mount). The lens was launched on Kickstarted a few months ago. Several sample photos can be found here. Lens design, MTF charts and tech specifications:

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What else is new?

  → MindShift Gear launched two new outdoor photo backpacks: The SidePath, which weighs in at 1.6 lbs (0.7 kg), holds one large Mirrorless body and one to two standard zoom lenses or primes, or a compact DSLR and one to two lenses, or a DSLR (5DMIII or D750) with one standard zoom or two primes. […]

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I bet you have not seen a lens like this (Laowa 24mm f/14 macro lens)

This new Laowa 24mm f/14 Replay 2x macro lens by Venus Optics was spotted at Photokina (yes, f/14 not f/1.4) – a full frame macro lens (maximum magnification 2:1) with a long and thin lens barrel meant to be used to shoot shy subjects at difficult spots. Shipping will start next year and it will be available in […]

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Venus Optics unveil the world’s fastest Laowa 15mm f/2 lens (Sony E-mount) and the world’s widest 7.5mm f/2 lens (MFT)

Venus Optics announced the world’s fastest Laowa 15mm lens for Sony full frame E-mount camera and the world’s widest Laowa f/2 lens for Micro Four Thirds cameras. Additional information and technical specifications:

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The big 2016 Photokina recap (list of rumored cameras and lenses)

After the official Canon and Fuji announcements, this is an updated list on what to expect in the next few weeks before the start of the Photokina show:

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Venus Optics has a teaser for a new Laowa lens

Venus Optics has a teaser on Facebook about a new Laowa lens that will be announced at Photokina. The description and hashtags used could indicate to something related to E-mount: “A NativE SurprisE. To be revealed in Photokina. #photokina #laowa #surprisE #nativE #compact” Venus Optics currently has several different Loawa lenses designed for mirrorless and DSLR cameras.

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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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