Articles tagged "venus-optics"

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Venus Optics teases Laowa Nanomorph, a lineup of the 'world's smallest' 1.5x anamorphic cine lenses for Super 35mm

Venus Optics says the lineup will kick off with three primes: a 27mm T2.8, a 35mm T2.4 and a 50mm T2.4, all of which offer 1.5x squeeze in incredible compact form factors.

Laowa 85mm F5.6 2x Ultra Macro APO sample gallery

DPReview news editor Gannon Burgett took Venus Optics Laowa 85mm F5.6 2x Ultra Macro APO lens out and about his hometown landing to see how the world's smallest 2x macro lens for full-frame cameras performed on his Canon EOS R.

Venus Optics releases updated Laowa 15mm F4.5R Zero-D Shift Lens for $1,199

The only notable physical difference between this new ‘R’ version of the lens is an upgraded aperture diaphragm, which sees the blade count increase to 14, compared to five on the previous iteration.

Venus Optics Laowa 45mm F0.95 Sample Gallery

News editor Gannon Burgett has spent the past week putting Venus Optics' ultrafast 45mm F0.95 Argus prime to the test around his hometown of Lansing, Michigan. Check out the gallery to see what it has to offer.

Venus Optics launches $1,099 20mm F4 ‘Zero-D’ Shift lens for 8 camera mounts

This new manual shift lens from Venus Optics allows you to shift the lens +/- 11mm to help achieve proper perspective on internal and external architectural photographs.

Venus Optics unveils $399 25mm F0.95 Argus APO lens for Micro Four Thirds

The lens offers a 50mm full-frame equivalent field of view and an ultrafast F0.95 aperture in a compact, all-metal form factor.

Venus Optics announces $699 Laowa 7.5mm T2.9 Zero-D Cine lens, the world's widest Super35 rectilinear prime lens

The ultrawide Super35 prime is fully manual and is available to purchase for $699 for Canon RF, Fujifilm X, Nikon Z and Sony E mount camera systems.

Venus Optics' $450 Laowa 85mm F5.6 2x Ultra Macro APO lens is now available for L-mount cameras

Venus Optics is bringing its compact 85mm F5.6 2x macro lens to full-frame and APS-C L-mouint camera systems, offering impressive magnification at a reasonable price point.

Venus Optics releases $799 Laowa Argus 45mm F0.95 lens for full-frame mirrorless cameras

This manual-focus 45mm F0.95 lens is the third in Venus Optics' growing Laowa Argus lineup that also includes a 35mm F0.95 and 33mm F0.95 CF APO lens.

Venus Optics announces the Laowa 85mm F5.6 2x Ultra Macro APO, the world’s smallest 2x macro lens for FF mirrorless cameras

The lens offers a 2x magnification ratio in a compact form factor that weighs around 250g (9oz). It’s available for Canon RF, Leica M, Nikon Z and Sony E mount camera systems.

Venus Optics unveils $899 Laowa Argus 35mm F0.95, the world's fastest full-frame 35mm lens

Venus Optics says it worked to strike a balance between size and performance while appealing to both still photographers and videographers.

Venus Optics adds new mount options for seven of its most popular Laowa lenses

Seven existing Laowa lenses get new mount options, including the 24mm Probe lens which now comes fitted for Nikon Z and Canon RF, while the wide Cine lenses come to Nikon Z and the L mount

Venus Laowa 'Argus' 33mm F0.95 CF APO sample gallery

The Venus Optics Laowa 'Argus' 33mm F0.95 CF APO is an ultra-fast manual focus lens for APS-C mirrorless bodies from Sony, Canon, Fujifilm and Nikon. We tested one on a Fujifilm body and found it capable of producing lovely images, across its aperture range.

Laowa unveils $499 14mm F4 Zero-D lens for Canon EF, Nikon F mount camera systems

The lens features near-zero distortion and offers a unique feature that lets you calibrate infinity focus point based on the camera you’re using with the lens.

Venus Optics' new $549 7.5mm F2 MFT lens now has electronic aperture control

The lens features the same optical construction but adds electronic aperture control and a chip for transferring metadata between the lens and MFT camera it's attached to.

Venus Optics adds Leica L, Pentax K mount options to its 15mm F4.5 Zero-D Shift lens

The lens remains the widest shift lens for full-frame cameras, with the new Leica L and Pentax K mount versions rounding out the Canon EF, Canon RF, Nikon F, Nikon Z and Sony E mount options from launch.

Venus Optics launches ultra-fast Laowa ‘Argus’ 33mm F0.95 CF APO lens for APS-C camera systems

The fully-manual lens, which offers roughly a 50mm full-frame equivalent field of view, is available for Canon RF, Fujifilm X, Nikon Z and Sony E mount camera systems.

Venus Optics’ PL-mount 1.33x Rear Anamorphic Adapter, 1.4x Full Frame Expander now available for $999 each

More than a year after showing off the initial prototypes at IBC, Venus Optics has announced the release of its 1.33x Rear Anamorphic Adapter and 1.4x Full Frame Expander for PL mount cine lenses.

Laowa announces five new manual lenses: three full-frame, one APS-C and one MFT

Laowa didn't waste time at CP+ 2021 to unveil what it's been working on. The company has five new lenses on the way, including three for full-frame camera systems, one for APS-C camera systems and one for Micro Four Thirds camera systems.

Venus Optics launches Laowa 11mm F4.5 lens for Canon RF mount, 65mm F2.8 2X Macro lens for Nikon Z mount

Laowa has expended the mirrorless camera mount options for two of its most popular manual primes: the Laowa 11mm F4.5 FF RL and the Laowa 65mm F2.8 2x Ultra-Macro APO.

Venus Optics releases four Laowa lenses for L mount camera systems

Venus Optics has brought two of its existing ultra-wide-angle lenses and two macro lenses to L mount camera systems.

Venus Optics confirms details of four new, ultra-fast ‘Argus’ F0.95 lenses for MFT, APS-C and full-frame cameras

Although the announcement wasn’t set to be made public yet, we’ve been able to confirm with Venus Optics the details of its four ‘Argus’ F0.95 lenses set to be released throughout 2021.

Venus Optics’ new $399 Laowa 10mm f/2 Zero-D MFT lens is just four Oreos tall

The lens joins the 7.5mm F2 Zero-D MFT lens from Venus Optics, making it the second 'Zero-Distortion' MFT lens in Venus Optics' lineup.

DPReview TV lens review: Shift your perspective with the Laowa 15mm F4.5 shift lens

The Laowa 15mm F4.5 Zero-D Shift lens lets you shift perspective without moving the camera, correct for converging lines and more. Oh, and it's a lot of fun too.

Venus Optics' 100mm F2.8 Ultra Macro lens is now available with Pentax K mount, new stepless EF mount version also available

The Pentax K mount version of Venus Optics' popular Laowa 100mm F2.8 Ultra Macro was set to be released back in 2018, but only now is it seeing the light of day.

Venus Optics unveils Laowa 15mm F4.5 'Zero-D' Shift lens for full-frame cameras

The Laowa 15mm F4.5 'Zero-D' Shift lens is the widest shift lens available for full-frame camera systems.

Venus Optics brings its Laowa 9mm T2.9, 12mm T2.9 and 15mm T2.1 cine primes to Canon RF mount

Venus Optics is now offering three of its 'Zero-D' ultra-wide prime cine lenses with Canon RF mounts for native use on Canon's growing lineup of Canon EOS R mirrorless cameras.

Venus Optics unveils Laowa 14mm F4 ‘Zero-D’ lens for full-frame mirrorless cameras

The lens is available for Leica M, Leica L, Sony FE, Nikon Z, and Canon RF mounts. All mounts retail for $549, except for the Leica M mount version, which retails for $649.

Venus Optics unveils an 11mm F4.5 ultra-wide-angle lens for full-frame mirrorless systems

The 11mm F4.5 FF RL lens features a rectilinear design and manages to offer the option for a 62mm front filter despite its compact size.

The Laowa 50mm F2.8 is the first 2x macro lens for MFT systems

The new lens from Venus Optics is the world's first 2x macro lens for Micro Four Thirds camera systems.

Venus Optics is now offering six of its most popular Laowa lenses for L-mount cameras

The six lenses, which are nearly identical in specs to their FE, RF and Z mount versions, include one wide-angle zoom, two wide-angle primes and three macro lenses.

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

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.

Yongnuo, Mediaedge and Venus Optics join Micro Four Thirds System standard

The joint announcement was made by Olympus and Panasonic, who warmly welcomed the trio to the Micro Four Thirds System standard.

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.

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.

Venus Optics' Laowa 17mm F4 Zero-D lens for Fujifilm GFX cameras is now available to pre-order

It's taken a little longer than expected, but the 13.5mm full-frame equivalent lens is now available to pre-order.

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.

Venus Optics shows eight new Laowa models, including the widest Fujifilm GFX lens

A dramatic flurry of lenses has emerged from independent manufacturer Laowa at Photokina as the company shows a total of eight new models in a wide range of mounts.

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 launches 'weird but revolutionary' macro probe lens

Venus Optics has announced a new probe-shaped macro lens that captures 2x life size images down a 40cm / 15.7in barrel. The Laowa 24mm f/14 Macro Probe lens is designed to produce extreme macro on full frame bodies, and to reach subjects that are hard to approach.

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.

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.

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