Category Archives: Venus Optics

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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The big 2016 Photokina recap (list of rumored cameras and lenses)

After the official Canon and Fuji announcements, this is an updated list on what to expect in the next few weeks before the start of the Photokina show:

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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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