Venus Optics Announced 3 New Ultra Wide Cinema Lenses for RF Mount Canon FF MILCs

Venus Optics announced three new ultra-wide cinema lenses for RF mount Canon full frame mirrorless cameras. The company introduced the Laowa 9mm T2.9, Laowa 15mm T2.1 and Laowa 12mm T2.9 Zero-D. Perfect wide angle options for Red Komodo, Canon R5/R6 and Canon C70.

The new Laowa 9mm T2.9 features a 113-degree angle of view on Super35 sensors, while the 15mm T2.1 and 12mm T2.9 feature a 110- and 122-degree angle of view, respectively, on cameras with full frame sensors. The three new Zero-D lenses promise ‘close to zero’ distortion and are designed for shooting in low light and indoor videography. The lenses boast a compact, lightweight design, with the Laowa 9mm weighing just 226g, the 15mm at 540g and the 12mm at 675g.

The Laowa 9mm T2.9 price tag is $599, while the 15mm T2.1 is priced $1,199 and the 12mm T2.9 costs $1,499.

Laowa 9mm T2.9 Zero-D Cine

This exciting prime lens provides ultra wide-angle coverage up to 113° angle of view (100° on MFT system). The tiny size & light weight match perfectly with mirrorless cameras and are suitable for use with gimbals. The new Cine version comes with standard 0.8 mod gears on both aperture and focus rings. A standard 55mm filter thread is designed to mount screw-in filters easily. 2 aspherical elements plus 3 extra-low dispersion elements successfully correct chromatic aberration, realize close-to-zero distortion & deliver excellent corner to corner sharpness.

Laowa 12mm t/2.9 Zero-D Cine

The new 12mm lens is currently the widest t/2.9 lens that can cover sensor up to both full frame & vista vision size (wider than full frame), making it one of the ideal wide angle option for both professional cinema cameras and mirrorless cameras.

Features:

  • Full Frame / Vista Vision coverage
  • Close to zero distortion (Zero-D)
  • 122 degrees AoV
  • Super Compact
  • EF / PL / E / RF mount available
  • Step-up to 114mm for matte box installation

Laowa 15mm T2.1 Zero-D Cine

This exciting prime lens provides ultra wide-angle coverage up to 110° on Full Frame camera system. It is currently the widest T2.1 lens in the market covering large format sensor. The tiny size & light weight makes it a perfect companion with gimbals and run-and-gun shooting. The new Cine version comes with standard 0.8 mod gears on both aperture and focus rings. A standard 77mm filter thread is designed to mount screw-in filters easily. The lens also features a superb optical distortion control with all straight lines retained.

Specifications:

9mm T2.9 Zero-D 15mm T2.1 Zero-D 12mm T2.9 Zero-D
Focal Length 9 mm 15mm 12mm
Max. Aperture T2.9 T2.1 T2.9
T-Stop 2.9-22 2.1-22 2.9-22
Angle of View (Approx.) 113o (Super35) 110o 122 o
Format Compatibility Super 35 Full Frame Full Frame
Image Circle 28mm 43.3mm 46.7mm
Lens Structure 15 Elements in 10 Groups 12 Elements in 9 Groups 16 elements in 10 Groups
Iris Blade 7 5 7
Min. Focusing Distance 12 cm 15 cm 18 cm
Filter Thread 55 mm 77 mm 95 mm
Front Diameter 58 mm 80 mm 100 mm
Focus Mode Manual Focus Manual Focus Manual Focus
Dimension (W x H) 62.4 x 54 mm 84.8 x 91.2 mm 105 x 100mm
Weight 247 g 540 g 675g
Mount Canon RF, M43, Fuji X, Sony E Canon RF, Sony FE Canon RF, Canon EF, PL, Sony FE
Price (Ex. VAT) US $599 US $1,199 US $1,499

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