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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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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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Venus Optics Magic Shift adapter

Together with the Laowa Zero-D 12mm f/2.8 distortion-free lens that will be announced on Kickstarter on July 30th, Venus Optics will also introduce a new lens converter called The Magic Shift adapter – it is basically a Sony E shift adapter with lenses inside designed for the Sony a7 camera line. It enlarges the full frame image […]

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Laowa Zero-D 12mm f/2.8 distortion-free lens to be announced next week

The new Laowa Zero-D 12mm f/2.8 distortion-free lens I reported about back in February will be officially announced on July 30th at 7 pm EST. The retail price will be USD 949, early birds will be able to get discounts. There are several better photos of the actual lens on flickr (credit: Daniel Han): Update: the […]

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Venus Optics Laowa STF 105mm f/2 lens officially announced

The Laowa STF 105mm f/2 lens I reported on back in January is now officially announced. The US pricing and shipping dates have not yet been revealed. Update: the lens is now available for pre-order. Here is the first hands-on: Venus Optics has already three specialized lenses and another one that will be announced soon: Laowa 60mm f/2.8 […]

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