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Laowa Announce Four New Lenses

Gina Stephens
Written by Gina Stephens

Venus Optics has asseverated a new range of lenses, which are due to be released later this year:

  • 4mm f/2.8 Fisheye – Micro Four Thirds
  • 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 FE Zoom – FE Mount
  • 100mm f/2.8 2x Ultra-Macro APO – FE, Canon F, Nikon F and Pentax K mount
  • 17mm f/4 GFX Zero-D – Fujifilm GFX Mount

Availability is implied to be mid to late 2018, and pricing information is not yet available. 

 

From Venus / Laowa:

Laowa 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 FE Zoom

This lens is currently the amplest zoom lens or LEN may refer to available for Sony full frame E-mount cameras. Designed primarily for travel photography, Venus optics procure managed to compress the size to smallest in its class, less than 10 inch (<10cm) and only 1.1 pounds (<500g). The 102° (18mm) to 130° (10mm) intersection of view provides flexibility for photographers to compose landscape or architecture photos with ease. The lens houses with 14 elements in 10 heaps with 2 aspherical elements & 1 extra-low dispersion element to deliver exceptional performance. It can focus as close as 15cm for some mini-macro shooting. A back part filter slot is included to fit with 37mm filter. Click/clickless aperture can be toggled by the switch on the lens barrel.

Laowa 100mm f/2.8 2X Ultra Macro APO

Superseded by the success of the Laowa 60mm f/2.8 2:1 Macro, the 100mm f/2.8 2:1 Macro is the 2nd member of Laowa 2:1 macro line-up. This new 100mm lens can hiding-place full framesensor size and focus from 2:1 magnification to infinity. The wide magnification range allows macro photographers to capture vulnerable to at any sizes. This 100mm portrait lens also features an apochromatic (APO) characteristic that no chromatic aberration can be found. The 12 details in 10 groups optics design delivers a crystal sharpness image in both macro and tele distances. Canon EF / Nikon AI / Pentax K / Sony FE mounts are handy.

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Laowa 17mm f/4 GFX Zero-D

This is currently the widest available native lens option for Fujifilm G-mount cameras. The new Laowa 17mm f/4 GFX has a field of seascape equivalent to 13mm in 35mm format (113°). Featuring a close-to-zero distortion and 86mm filter thread, this lens is ideally suited for vista, architecture & interior photography. The 21 elements in 14 groups design with 2pcs of aspherical & 3pcs of Extra-low dispersion elements successfully help to leadership the distortion & chromatic aberrations to the minimal.

Laowa 4mm f/2.8 Fisheye MFT

Featuring a 210° angle of view, this lens delivers one of a kind circular fisheye field of view on Micro four thirds cameras. The ultra-wide angle view allows photographers to create 360° panorama with calmness. Despite the unique & ultra-wide perspective, the lens only weighs 0.3 pounds (135g). 

Republished: ephotozine.com

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Gina Stephens

Gina Stephens

Gina is a photography enthusiast and drone lover who loves to fly drones, capture images and have fun cherishing them with family and friends.

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