Venus Optics released Laowa 7.5mm – the widest f/2 rectilinear lens for Micro Four Thirds cameras


Last week Venus Optics officially released their Laowa 7.5mm f/2 lens for Micro Four Thirds cameras - currently the widest f/2 rectilinear MFT lens. Additional information after the break:

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Venus Optics Laowa 7.5mm f/2 rectilinear lens for Micro Four Thirds cameras

Specifications:

Lens descriptions

7.5mm f/2

Focal Length

7.5mm

Maximum Aperture (Fno)

F/2.0

Angle of view

110°

Format Compatibility

Micro Four Thirds

Minimum Focus distance

4.72” (12cm)

Maximum Reproduction Ratio

1:9

Optical Structure

13 elements in 9 groups

Focusing

Manual Focus

Filter Thread

46mm

Dimensions(DxL)

Φ50x55mm

Weight

Appr. 170g (Standard version) Appr. 150g (Lightweight version)

Mounts

MFT

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Press release:

Venus Optics announces the Laowa 7.5mm f/2 MFT, the World’s Widest f/2 Lens for Micro Four Thirds Camera Featuring a 110° Angle of View, Ultra-fast f/2 aperture, 46mm filter thread & less than 200g in weight

Anhui China, Apr 28, 2017 – Venus Optics, the camera lenses manufacturer who had previously launched a number of unique Laowa camera lenses, is proud to announce the world’s widest rectilinear f/2 lens for Micro Four Thirds cameras, Laowa 7.5mm f/2 MFT.

The Laowa 7.5mm f/2 MFT is currently the widest f/2 rectilinear lens ever designed for Micro Four Thirds Cameras. It is an ultra-wide & ultra-fast prime lens with a 35mm equivalent focal length of 15mm. Despite the extreme specifications, Venus Optics has successfully minimized the weight of the lens to less than 200g (0.44 pounds) and 55mm long. This compact and light lens comprises of 13 elements in 9 groups with 2 pcs of aspherical elements and 3 pcs of Extra-low dispersion elements. This optical design successfully minimizes the distortion and chromatic aberrations to its lowest but at the same time, delivers a superb optical performance from corners to corners.

The extreme 110° angle of view and ultra-fast f/2 aperture allows photographers to create impressive astro-photography shots with ease. It also gives photographers a fast and wide-angle option for landscape photography and low-light shooting. The lens is designed with a 46mm filter thread which can gives additional portability for screw-in filters.

Venus Optics also introduce a lightweight version for this lens and controlled the weight to merely 150g. The feather-light weight opens up a new opportunity for photographers and pilots to shoot wider footage with gimbals and drones.

Availability
The Laowa 7.5mm f/2 MFT is currently available to pre-order in the official website of Venus Optics (http://www.venuslens.net/) and their authorized resellers. It comes with 2 colors, Black and Silver. Recommended Retail Price in US (without tax) is USD 499/pc for standard version and USD 519/pc for Lightweight version. Pricing may vary in different countries.

B&H sales Venus Optics Laowa lenses.

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