Venus Optics has announced the pricing and availability of its Laowa 4mm F2.8 Circular Fisheye lens for Micro Four Thirds (MFT) camera systems.

When placed on a MFT camera, the 4mm F2.8 features an 8mm 35mm equivalent focal length and features a whopping 210º field of view. This means a full 360º image can be captured and stitched together with plenty of room to spare using just two photos. The lens also makes for an interesting pairing when used with MFT-compatable drones, such as DJI’s Inspire X5 drone, as demonstrated in the video below:

The Laowa 4mm F2.8 is constructed of seven elements in six groups and features a seven-blade aperture diaphragm. It has a minimum focusing distance of 8cm (3.15in) and measures in at 25.5 x 45.2mm (1 x 1.78in) and weighs just 135g (4.76oz).

Below are a few (non-high-res) sample images shared by Venus Optics:

The lens is expected to retail for $199 from Venus Optics and authorized retailers with the first units expected to ship out in mid-August 2019. For more information and additional sample images, check out Venus Optics’ product page.