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:

Anhui China, Sept 14, 2016 – Venus Optics, the camera lenses manufacturer who had previously launched a number of quality lenses with ‘World’s First’ specifications, is proud to unveil two premium lenses with extreme specifications and impressive performance, the Laowa 15mm f/2 FE Zero-D & the Laowa 7.5mm f/2 MFT.

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.


The Laowa 15mm f/2 FE Zero-D and the Laowa 7.5mm f/2 MFT will be available to the market in early 2017. Engineering prototype will be available to test in Venus Optics’ Photokina debut. Venus Optics’ booth is in Hall 2.1, Booth A-045.

Together with the new lenses, Venus Optics will also display a number of unique lenses with first class quality and unique specifications in Photokina 2016. Products for testing in Photokina (Hall 2.1, Booth A-045):

  • Laowa 15mm f/2 FE Zero-D Lens
  • Laowa 7.5mm f/2 MFT Lens
  • Laowa 12mm f/2.8 Zero-D Lens
  • Laowa 105mm f/2 Smooth Trans Focus Lens
  • Laowa 15mm f/4 Wide Angle Macro Lens
  • Laowa 60mm f/2.8 2X Ultra-Macro Lens
  • Laowa Magic Shift Converter for Full Frame E-mount Cameras
  • Laowa 100mm Filter Holder System
  • Laowa 0.7X Focal Reducer with Tilt for Mirrorless Camers
  • Laowa 2X Teleconverter for Canon Cameras
  • Laowa 24mm f/14 2X Macro Relay Lens


Lens descriptions

15mm f/2

7.5mm f/2

Focal Length



Maximum Aperture (Fno)



Angle of view



Format Compatibility

Full Frame

Micro Four Thirds

Minimum Focus distance

5.91” (15cm)

4.72” (12cm)

Maximum Reproduction Ratio




Manual Focus

Manual Focus

Filter Thread







1.10 lb (500 g)

0.37 pounds (170g)


Sony FE


Lens MTF charts:


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  • chrisgull

    Great to see the 7.5, fills an empty niche in the MFT world.
    Also, small enough to seem like a great fit for my GM5.

    • Spy Black

      I was just thinking the same thing about my GM5.

      Hope this lens shows up at Photo Plus Expo.

  • Damn!!! Irix??? Hopefully it controls coma better than the 12mm…

  • TinusVerdino

    Entrance pupil here. Better use the hood, lest light forgets how to enter the lens.

  • Duncan Dimanche

    Damn there are soooooo many options for the Sony users. It must be good to be a Sony guy these days 🙂

    • Neopulse

      Yeah I agree. Glad I jumped into Sony in late 2014. But I wonder if it’s because the bodies being mirrorless which possibly could mean that there is less mechanical troubles to worry about like a mirror moving, or maybe materials wise it’s less?

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