You can now purchase the new Venus Optics Laowa 9mm f/2.8 ZERO-D APS-C mirrorless lens



The new Venus Optics Laowa 9mm f/2.8 ZERO-D lens is now available for pre-order on the official venuslens.net website (still not available by third-party resellers like B&H and Adorama). The price is $499.

First 100 orders will get a set of 49mm filters (UV + ND 1000 +CPL) for free.

The lens is available for Fuji X, Sony E and Canon EOS-M APS-C mirrorless mounts.

Next are the lens specifications, design, MTF charts, sample photos and full press release:

Focal Length

9mm

Max. Aperture

f/2.8

Angle of View

113°

Format Compatibility

APS-C

Lens Structure

15 elements in 10 groups

Aperture Blades

7

Min. Focusing Distance

12cm

Max. Magnification

1:7.5

Filter Thread

49mm

Dimensions

60 x 53mm

Weight

~ 215g

Mounts

Fuji X, Sony E, Canon EF-M

Sample photos:

Venus Optics Laowa 9mm f/2.8 ZERO-D APS-C mirrorless lens

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Press release:

Venus Optics announces the Laowa 9mm f/2.8 Zero-D, the World’s Widest f/2.8 Lens for APS-C Mirrorless Cameras

Featuring a 113° Angle of View, Ultra-fast f/2.8 aperture, close-to-zero distortion, 49mm filter thread & less than 0.5 pounds in weight, this is a perfect ultra-wide option for still & videographers.

Anhui China, Mar 21, 2018 – 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/2.8 lens for mirrorless APS-C cameras, Laowa 9mm f/2.8 Zero-D.

Laowa 9mm f/2.8 Zero-D is the third member of the Laowa ‘Zero-D’ line-up and they all feature an excellent control of the optical distortion which is commonly appeared in ultra-wide angle lenses. This new lens is an ultra-wide & ultra-fast prime lens with a 35mm equivalent focal length of around 13mm. Despite the extreme specifications, Venus Optics has successfully minimized the weight of the lens to less than 0.5 pounds (215g) and 2-inch (53mm) long. This compact and light lens comprises of 15 elements in 10 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 113° angle of view and ultra-fast f/2.8 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. For videographers, the compact size of this lens is friendly to the use of gimbals or even handheld shooting without much of shaking. The lens is designed with a 49mm filter thread which gives additional portability for screw-in filters. It comes with both Sony E, Fuji X & EOS-M mounts.

Availability

The Laowa 9mm f/2.8 Zero-D is currently available to pre-order in the official website of Venus Optics (http://www.venuslens.net/) and their authorized resellers. Recommended Retail Price in US (without tax) is USD 499/pc. Pricing may vary in different countries. The first 100 orders will get a set of Laowa 49mm filters for FREE (CPL + UV + ND1000). Shipping is expected to start from early April.

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