Laowa 7.5mm f/2 – The World’s Widest f/2 Lens For Micro Four Third Platform
Few months ago, we reviewed very interesting Laowa 12/2.8 lens with Zero distortion , lens produced by Venus Optics.
Venus Optics are now announcing the Laowa 7.5mm f/2 MFT, the World’s Widest f/2 Lens for Micro Four Thirds Camera
Featuring a 110° Angle of View, Ultra-fast f/2 aperture, 46mm filter thread & less than 200g in weight.
Here is the official press release
Anhui China, Apr 28, 2017 – Venus Optics, the camera lenses manufacturer who had previously launched
a number of unique Laowa camera lenses, is proud to announce the world’s widest rectilinear f/2 lens
for Micro Four Thirds cameras – Laowa 7.5mm f/2 MFT.
The Laowa 7.5mm f/2 MFT is currently the widest f/2 rectilinear lens ever designed for Micro Four Thirds Cameras.
It is an ultra-wide & ultra-fast prime lens with a 35mm equivalent focal length of 15mm. Despite the extreme specifications,
Venus Optics has successfully minimized the weight of the lens to less than 200g (0.44 pounds) and 55mm long.
This compact and light lens comprises of 13 elements in 9 groups with 2 pcs of aspherical elements and 3 pcs of Extra-low
dispersion elements. This optical design successfully minimizes the distortion and chromatic aberrations to its lowest but at the same time,
delivers a superb optical performance from corners to corners.
The extreme 110° angle of view and ultra-fast f/2 aperture allows photographers to create impressive astro-photography shots with ease.
It also gives photographers a fast and wide-angle option for landscape photography and low-light shooting. The lens is designed with a 46mm filter
thread which can gives additional portability for screw-in filters.
Venus Optics also introduce a lightweight version for this lens and controlled the weight to merely
150g. The feather-light weight opens up a new opportunity for photographers and pilots to shoot
wider footage with gimbals and drones.
|Angle of view||110°|
|Mount||Micro Four Thirds compatible|
|Minimum Focus distance||4.72” (12cm)|
|Maximum Reproduction Ratio||1:9|
|Optical Structure||13 elements in 9 groups|
|Dimensions(DxL)||Diameter 50mm x Length 55mm|
|Weight||170g Standard version
150g Lightweight version
|Price||499 USD (standard),
519 USD (lightweight)
The Laowa 7.5mm f/2 MFT is currently available to pre-order in the official website of Venus Optics (http://www.venuslens.net/) and their authorized resellers.
It comes in 2 colors, Black and Silver. Recommended Retail Price in US (without tax) is USD 499/pc for standard version and USD 519/pc for Lightweight version. Pricing may vary in different countries.
Because it is so light and wide, this lens is a great for landscape and travel photography, thanks to its fast speed, you can enjoy low light and astro photography.
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