The joint announcement was made by Olympus and Panasonic, who warmly welcomed the trio to the Micro Four Thirds System standard.
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lens newsJan 20, 2020 at 18:56
The new mount options use the same overall design as the original Micro Four Thirds version released back in 2018.
sample galleryDec 15, 2019 at 14:00
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.
lens newsDec 3, 2019 at 18:16
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.
lens newsOct 21, 2019 at 14:28
The new full-manual Laowa 17mm F1.8 MFT weighs just 172g and is set to ship 'late October' for just $149.
lens newsAug 1, 2019 at 18:50
It's taken a little longer than expected, but the 13.5mm full-frame equivalent lens is now available to pre-order.
Oct 26, 2018 at 15:52
Venus optics has announced the pricing and availability of its Laowa 10-18mm F4.5-5.6 FE zoom lens.
lens newsSep 27, 2018 at 08:00
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.
videoAug 5, 2018 at 13:00
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.
lens newsAug 2, 2018 at 18:50
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.
lens newsApr 20, 2018 at 14:17
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.
lens newsMar 22, 2018 at 18:33
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.
lens newsMar 7, 2018 at 20:14
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.
lens newsFeb 26, 2018 at 16:07
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.
sample gallerySep 3, 2017 at 13:00
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.
lens newsAug 16, 2017 at 14:21
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."
sample galleryAug 5, 2017 at 13:00
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.
Jul 7, 2017 at 18:38
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.
lens newsMay 2, 2017 at 17:45
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
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
Sep 22, 2016 at 10:48
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
lens newsSep 13, 2016 at 22:31
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
lens newsJul 26, 2016 at 00:35
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
lens newsMar 11, 2016 at 17:47
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
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