Venus Optics Announces Laowa 7.5mm f/2 MFT Lens with Automatic Aperture Control

Venus Optics has announced an updated version of its Laowa 7.5mm f/2 Micro Four Thirds (MFT) lens that has electronic aperture control.

This lens is currently the widest rectilinear lens available for Micro Four Thirds. It gives a field of view equivalent to a 15 mm lens on 35 mm sensors. This allows MFT users to enjoy an impressive 110° ultra wide angle of view for a broad range of shooting.

The new lens features the same optical construction as its fully-manual predecessor (13 elements in nine groups), but adds an electronically-controlled aperture at the cost of reducing the number of aperture blades to five.

Designed for the MFT system, Laowa 7.5mm f/2 lens with electronic aperture control costs $549. Venus Optics lenses are sold atAdorama and B&HYou can view a gallery of full-sized sample images on Venus Optics’ Flickr album.

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Olympus Unveils M.Zuiko 8-25mm F4 Pro Micro Four Thirds lens

Olympus unveiled a new wide-angle zoom lens to its ‘Pro’ lineup of high-end Micro Four Thirds lenses: the M.Zuiko Digital ED 8-25mm F4 Pro.

This is Olympus’ first collapsable Pro lens, and its 411 gram (14.5 ounces) weight makes it easy to carry around.

The 8-25mm PRO has a 35mm-equivalent field of view of 16-50mm and an F8 equivalent aperture. The lens has numerous special elements, including a ‘DSA’ (dual super aspherical) element to reduce sagittal flare or comatic aberration (commonly referred to as ‘coma‘). A special ‘ZERO’ coating helps prevent flare and ghosting.

The 8-25mm PRO has a minimum focus distance of 23cm (9.1″) across its focal range, and a maximum magnification of 0.42x on its telephoto end. A clutch on the lens barrel makes it easy to switch between auto and manual focus.

Price and Availability

The M.Zuiko Digital ED 8-25mm F4 Pro will be available in July for $1099.

Pre-orders are available at BHphotoAdorama. For an alternative here is the already popular 7-14mm f/2.8 lens which costs $1300 at B&H.

First Impressions:
8-25mm hands-on by Dpreview. 8-25mm gallery by Dpreview. Continue reading “Olympus Unveils M.Zuiko 8-25mm F4 Pro Micro Four Thirds lens”

Full Olympus 8-25mm f/4 PRO Lens Specs, Price to be $1,099

OM Digital will announce the new E-P7 camera and the 8-25mm f/4.0 PRO lens. The official announcement is expected to happen on June 9 and the 8-25mm lens will be released on June 25. When  it comes to the price, the wide-angle zoom Micro Four Thirds lens will cost around $1099.99 (the LH-76E lens hood will be $34.99).

Olympus 8-25mm f/4 lens designed for Micro Four Thirds system mirrorless cameras. The focal length of 8-25mm and constant aperture of f/4 is intended for the most important range of wide angle shots. For an alternative here is the already popular 7-14mm f/2.8 lens which costs $1300 at B&H.

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Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 8-25mm f/4 PRO Lens Specifications

Here are the first set of specifications of the upcoming Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 8-25mm f/4 PRO lens.

The wide-angle zoom lens will be officially announced along with the new Olympus PEN E-P7 camera on June 9, 2021. The US price of this lens will be $1099.99 (the LH-76E lens hood will be $34.99). Shipping is scheduled to start on June 25.

Olympus 8-25mm f/4 lens designed for Micro Four Thirds system mirrorless cameras. The focal length of 8-25mm and constant aperture of f/4 is intended for the most important range of wide angle shots. For an alternative here is the already popular 7-14mm f/2.8 lens which costs $1300 at B&H.

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TTartisan 17mm f/1.4 APS-C Mirrorless Lens Announced

The TTArtisan 17mm f/1.4 lens now officially announced. The Manual Focus Lens is available for Sony E, Canon EOS-M, Fuji X, MFT Mounts. You can get the lens from Amazon.

TTArtisan 17mm f/1.4 only weighs 247g which is very portable. That makes it can be used to record beautiful scenery during the journey and complete environmental humanistic creation in a narrow space. The large aperture of F1.4 ensures the high-speed shutter shooting in the street at dusk or low light situation can be achieved.

The large aperture makes it easier to contrast the portrait with the environment and show the structure curve of the portrait. The portraits with strong perspective effects make the photo more story-telling.

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OM Digital Announced New Four Thirds Website

OM Digital Solutions Corporation1 and Panasonic Corporation2 co- released the Micro Four Thirds System standard in 2008, and promoted its adoption throughout the camera industry. The Four Thirds System Forum Secretarial Office3, which operates and manages this standard, proudly announced today that the official Micro Four Thirds website (https://www.four-thirds.org/en/) has been redesigned to coincide with Four Thirds Day, April 3, 2021. The redesigned site uses the latest technology to enhance the overall user experience. It is equipped with a search function for Micro Four Thirds products, making the website easier for customers to use, and offers mobile-friendly compatibility for responsive viewing of images and content that render beautifully, across all popular devices, such as PCs, tablets and smartphones. Continue reading “OM Digital Announced New Four Thirds Website”

Reviews : Laowa 10mm f/2 Wide-Angle Lens For Micro Four Thirds

Here are the latest reviews of the Laowa 10mm f/2 Wide-Angle Lens For Micro Four Thirds.

The Laowa 10mm f/2 Zero-D MFT Lens is an extremely compact ultra-wide angle lens. Designed specifically for the micro four thirds mount, such as Panasonic, Olympus and Blackmagic cameras. This 10mm Zero-D lens pairing with f/2 large aperture easily handles a variety of different shooting situations.

Designed for the MTF system, Laowa 10mm f/2 Zero-D MFT Lens costs $399. Venus Optics lenses are sold atAdorama and B&H. In today’s post we will cover the latest reviews of the Laowa 10mm f/2 Wide-Angle Lens For Micro Four Thirds. Continue reading “Reviews : Laowa 10mm f/2 Wide-Angle Lens For Micro Four Thirds”

7artisans 7.5mm F2.8 Mark II Fisheye Lens for Sony E, Fuji X, MFT, Canon M, and Nikon Z

7Artisans has introduced a new 7.5mm F2.8 Mark II fisheye lens for APS mirrorless and Micro Four Thirds cameras. The new lens comes offers a whopping 190° field of view (on 1.5x APS-C) and comes in five different mounts.

The 7artisans 7.5mm F2.8 Mark II Fisheye lens is available to buy now for $139 in Sony EFuji XNikon Z and Micro Four Thirds mounts.

The manual focus lens is comprised of 11 elements in 9 groups to provide that wide f/2.8 maximum aperture, with a 7-blade diaphragm. They say that two HOYA Ultra-low Dispersion elements help to improve colour and contrast across the 190° field of view.

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Kamlan 32mm f/1.1 Lens for APS-C and Micro Four Thirds

Kamlan announced a new KamLan KL 32mm f/1.1 manual focus lens. The lens will be available for APS-C and Micro Four Thirds system cameras. The lens will be available for Canon EOS-M, Fuji X, Micro Four Thirds and Sony E mount camera systems. It measures 70mm (2.8”) in diameter, 92mm (3.6”) long and weighs 600g (1.3lbs).

Kamlan lenses are sold at: Amazon US | Amazon UK | Amazon DE

  • 32,000 yen ($303.60)
  • Manual Focus
  • 11 circular aperture blades
  • 9 elements in 7 groups including 5 pieces of high refraction glass
  • 40cm minimum focus distance
  • filter size 62 mm
  • size: 92 x 70 mm
  • weight: 601 g

Olympus 150-400mm f/4.5 PRO Lens Delayed Again

Welcome to Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 150-400mm f/4.5 TC1.25X IS PRO Lens delayed because of high demand post. The super telephoto zoom lens is delayed again. This is the second delay because of a large number of customers who ordered the lens.

Designed for Micro Four Thirds system cameras the lens announced with a very expensive price tag as $7500 at Adorama and B&HPhoto.

According to Olympus this lens has greatly exceeded expectations and received so many pre-orders. Here is the press release translated by machine: Continue reading “Olympus 150-400mm f/4.5 PRO Lens Delayed Again”