Articles tagged "laowa"

Venus Optics releases the Laowa 9mm F5.6 rectilinear lens for full-frame mirrorless cameras

The lens is available for Leica M, Sony FE, Nikon Z and L-mount camera systems, and now holds the title as the world's widest rectilinear lens for full-frame camera systems.

Cine versions of Laowa ultra-wide lenses released for three sensor formats

Venus Optics has announced cine versions of three of its ultra-wide lenses to give MFT, APS-C and full frame users an approx 110 degree angle of view. Geared focus and aperture rings and T-Stop markings complete the cine-look and feel

DPReview TV: Laowa 12mm T2.9 Zero-D Cine review – Do you need an ultra-wide for video?

Ultra-wide lenses pose special challenges when shooting video, but can create dramatic effects. We review the Laowa 12mm T2.9 Zero-D Cine lens, which shares the same optical formula as the company's 12mm F2.8 lens for full frame cameras.

Venus Optics releases Canon RF, Nikon Z mount version of its Laowa 100mm F2.8 2X APO Macro lens

The new Canon RF and Nikon Z mount versions join the previously-available models for Canon EF, Nikon F and Sony FE camera systems.

Venus Optics adds Canon M, Fuji X and Sony E mount options to its 4mm F2.8 circular fisheye lens

The new mount options use the same overall design as the original Micro Four Thirds version released back in 2018.

Venus Optics releases Laowa 12mm F2.8 Zero-D Cine lens for PL, EF and E mount cameras

The Laowa 12mm F2.8 Zero-D Cine lens is a re-engineered version of Laowa's 12mm F2.8 still lens that's available for PL, EF and E mount camera systems.

Gear of the Year 2019 - Dale's choice: Laowa 15mm Zero-D

Editor Dale Baskin chose the wide angle Laowa 15mm F2 Zero-D lens as his favorite gear of the year. In his opinion, it provides a great balance of size, price and optical performance. He's still on the hunt for the perfect photo of the northern lights.

Laowa 15mm F2 Zero-D sample gallery: aurora borealis and architecture

The Laowa 15mm F2 Zero-D is a fast, wide prime lens for full frame mirrorless cameras. We used it for astrophotography and architectural photography – a couple common use cases for this type of lens.

Venus Optics adds Canon RF, Nikon Z mount options to three of its most popular lenses

The Laowa 12mm F2.8 Zero-D, 25mm F2.8 2.5-5X Ultra Macro and 100mm F2.8 2X Ultra Macro can now be used with Canon RF and Nikon Z camera systems.

Laowa opens pre-orders for new 17mm F1.8 MFT lens, set to ship later this month

The new full-manual Laowa 17mm F1.8 MFT weighs just 172g and is set to ship 'late October' for just $149.

Update: Shipments of the Laowa 4mm F2.8 Fisheye lens have been delayed in Japan

The delays will only affect shipments to Japan, according to a Venus Optics spokesperson.

Laowa Optics brings two full-frame lenses to Canon RF, Nikon Z mounts

The ‘new’ lenses are the Laowa 15mm F2 ‘Zero-D,’ now available for Canon RF and Nikon Z mount, and the Laowa 10-18mm F4.5-5.6 Zoom, now available for Nikon Z mount.

Venus Optics announces pricing, availability of its Laowa 100mm F2.8 2:1 macro lens

Venus Optics has announced that the Laowa 100mm F2.8 macro lens it first showed at Photokina last year will cost $449 + tax and will begin shipping at the end of this month.

Venus Optics shares details of upcoming zoom and prime cine lenses

Venus Optics has shared new information regarding two upcoming cine lenses — one prime, one zoom — it's currently showing off as prototypes at NAB 2019.

Venus Optics adds Micro Four Thirds version of its 9mm F2.8 Zero-D lens

Venus Optics has announced a Micro Four Thirds version of its 9mm F2.8 Zero-D lens, adding to the Fuji X, Sony E, Canon EF-M and DJI DL versions.

Venus Optics announces 9mm F2.8 lens with DL mount for DJI cameras, drones

Venus Optics has announced the 9mm F2.8 DL Zero-D, the widest lens available for DJI X7 cameras and Inspire 2 drones.

Venus Optics announces Laowa 10-18mm F4.5-5.6 FE lens, RF & Z mount versions "coming soon"

Venus optics has announced the pricing and availability of its Laowa 10-18mm F4.5-5.6 FE zoom lens.

Hands-on with the new Laowa lens collection

Venus Optics launched eight new lenses under the Laowa brand name at the Photokina show this year. We paid a visit to the stand to get a closer look.

DPReview TV: the Laowa 24mm F14 Probe may look strange, but it sure is fun

This week we take a look at one of the most unusual optics we've seen for quite a while. The Laowa 24mm F14 Macro Probe lens may look like something out of a science fiction movie, but as Chris and Jordan discover, it opens the door to some pretty cool photo opportunities.

Venus Optics Laowa 9mm F2.8 Zero-D sample gallery

The Laowa 9mm F2.8 Zero-D is an ultra-wide lens for APS-C mirrorless cameras designed with minimal distortion. We took an E-mount version of the lens out for a spin on the a6500 – take a look at the results.

Venus Optics reveals four new Laowa lenses for Sony FE, Fuji GFX, and more

Venus Optics has unveiled four new lenses that will ship later this year: a wide-angle zoom for Sony FE, a circular fisheye for Micro Four Thirds, a wide-angle lens for the medium format Fujifilm GFX, and a 2x Ultra Macro for multiple full-frame mounts.

Venus Optics unveils Laowa 9mm F2.8 Zero-D lens for mirrorless APS-C cameras

The new Laowa 9mm F2.8 Zero-D is "the world’s widest rectilinear f/2.8 lens for mirrorless APS-C cameras." It boasts a 113° angle of view, fast F2.8 aperture, and a Zero-D design that promises "close to zero" distortion.

Venus Optics officially launches the Laowa 25mm F2.8 2.5-5X Ultra Macro

The Laowa 25mm F2.8 2.5-5x Ultra Macro lens offers professional and amateur macro photographers alike a compact, lightweight option that can get you extremely close to your subject.

CP+ 2018: Hands-on with Laowa 'Magic Shift Converter'

Venus Optics has been making some very interesting lenses in the past couple of years. and at this year's CP+ show in Yokohama Japan, the company is showing off an innovative 'magic shift converter'.

Venus Optics unveils Laowa 9mm F2.8 Zero-D and 25mm F2.8 2.5-5x Ultra Macro lenses

Venus Optics just debuted two interesting new lenses. For mirrorless APS-C shooters, the company released the wide-angle Laowa 9mm F2.8 Zero-D; for full-frame shooters, the company released the 25mm F2.8 2.5-5x Ultra Macro lens.

Venus Optics Laowa 15mm F2 FE Zero-D gallery and user impressions

This lens, for Sony E-mount cameras, strikes a unique balance of small size, wide field of view (110 degrees) and fast aperture. Even more impressive is its promise of almost zero distortion.

Venus Optics' long-awaited Laowa 15mm F2 for Sony FE is finally available

Venus Optics has announced the price and delivery date of the second lens to join its Zero-D line up: the 15mm F2 for Sony’s E mount. A lens they've dubbed, "the world's fastest 15mm rectilinear lens for full-frame."

Venus Optics Laowa C-Dreamer 7.5mm F2 for Micro Four Thirds sample gallery

Lens manufacturer Venus Optics unveiled its Laowa-branded 7.5mm F2 earlier this year. Take a look at the view from one of the widest lenses available for Micro Four Thirds.

The Laowa Magic Shift Converter brings easy lens-shifting to the Sony E-Mount

The Loawa Magic Shift Converter adds shift capabilities to your super-wide-angle Canon or Nikon lenses when attached to Sony Full Frame E-mount cameras.