Articles tagged "venus-optics"

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.

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.

Venus Optics shows off footage captured with forthcoming Laowa 15mm F2

Venus Optics has a new lens on the way - the Laowa 15mm F2, for Sony's E mount. Billed as the world's fastest 15mm lens, the manufacturer claims zero distortion. And footage shot with the new 15mm certainly looks nice.

Venus Optics announces spec and price for 7.5mm F2 Micro Four Thirds lens

Venus Optics has released more details of a forthcoming lens it claims will be the widest rectilinear F2 for the Micro Four Thirds system. The Laowa 7.5mm F2 MFT was first seen at Photokina last year, and will offer the 110° angle of view we'd expect from a 15mm lens on a full-frame camera. Read more

Venus Laowa 12mm F2.8 Zero-D sample gallery

Chinese optics company Venus caused a stir when it announced a 12mm F2.8 lens with claims of almost zero rectilinear distortion. The lens is comparably small in its super wide class, and its claims of little barrel distortion are pretty tantalizing. See gallery

Photokina 2016: Hands-on with Laowa 15mm F2 FE and 7.5mm F2 MFT

Venus Optics is showing off two brand new lenses at Photokina - the Laowa 15mm F2 FE for Sony E-mount and 7.5mm F2 MFT for Micro Four Thirds. Take a look

Venus Optics unveils Laowa 7.5mm F2 for MFT and 15mm F2 FE Zero-D

Venus Optics has announced a pair of manual focus lenses – a 7.5mm F2 for Micro Four Thirds and a 15mm F2 FE Zero-D designed with full-frame Sony mirrorless cameras in mind. Read more

Venus Optics to launch 'world's widest F2.8 rectilinear lens'

Chinese lens manufacturer Venus Optics is preparing to introduce a 12mm lens that it claims will be the world’s widest F2.8 lens with fully corrected distortion. Going under the Laowa brand name, the lens will be called Laowa 12mm F2.8 Zero-D. Read more

Venus Optics launches Laowa 105mm F2 with apodization element

Chinese lens manufacturer Venus Optics has announced the Loawa 105mm F2, a portrait lens that uses an apodization element and dual diaphragms in an effort to produce better looking out-of-focus highlights. Read more