Venus Optics Laowa 9mm f/2.8 DL Zero-D lens for DJI drones announced


An update on the Venus Optics teaser I posted two weeks ago - today Venus Optics announced the widest lens for DJI X7 cameras and Inspire 2 drones: the Laowa 9mm f/2.8 DL Zero-D.


The price of the new lens is $499 and it is currently available to ship immediately at venuslens.net. The lens should also be soon listed at Adorama, B&H and Amazon.


Additional information on the new lens:

Specifications:

Focal Length 9mm
Max. Aperture f/2.8
Angle of View 113°
Format Compatibility Super35
Lens Structure 15 elements in 10 groups
Aperture Blades 7
Filter Thread 49mm
Dimensions 60 x 53mm
Weight ~ 210g
Mounts DJI DL

Sample photos:

Venus Optics Laowa 9mm f/2.8 DL Zero-D Sample Image © Song Gu Chun
Lens design:


MTF chart:


Additional information:

Venus Optics announce the widest lens for DJI X7 cameras & Inspire 2 drones, Laowa 9mm f/2.8 DL Zero-D

Anhui China, 3 Jan 2019 – Venus Optics, the camera lenses manufacturer who had previously launched a number of unique Laowa camera lenses, is proud to introduce the widest lens currently available for the DJI X7 cameras on Inspire 2 drones, Laowa 9mm f/2.8 Zero-D DL.

The new DL mount has the same specifications and optical performance as the existing Fuji X, Sony E and Canon EF-M mounts launched in 2018. All of them feature an ultra-wide 113° angle, cover Super35-sized sensor and have a close-to-zero distortion. The Laowa 9mm is significantly wider than the currently widest DL lens (i.e. 80°) in the market, allowing aerial cinematographers to capture more in limited distances. The ultra-fast f/2.8 lens also provide more flexibility to do night time aerial videography.

The lens is carefully designed to reduce the optical distortion to a close-to-zero level. It allows straight lines to be perfectly retained and saves videographers tremendous time in post-processing. Venus Optics is reputable in producing distortion-free lenses for multiple systems including the widest f/2 lens for full frame E-mount cameras (i.e. Laowa 15mm f/2 FE Zero-D).

The size and weight of the lens have also been compressed to the minimal in its class. It weighs only 210g (0.46 lbs) and 60mm (2.36 in) long. This compact and lightweight 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. A 49mm filter thread is also included for cinematographers to use with ND filters.

Video samples:

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