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&H. You can view a gallery of full-sized sample images on Venus Optics’ Flickr album.
Venus Optics announces the automatic aperture version of 7.5mm f/2 MFT
Anhui China, June 11, 2021 – Venus Optics, the camera lens manufacturer, who has been endeavouring to invent innovative lenses, is proud to announce Laowa 7.5mm f/2 MFT (auto aperture). The addition of the control chip provides metadata in EXIF and allows aperture control over the camera. With the same optical structure as the standard version of 7.5mm f/2, the lens reduces the number of aperture blades to five which renders stunning 10-points sunstars.
Ultra-wide tiny lens for MFT cameras
Laowa 7.5mm f/2 MFT is the widest prime lens for Micro Four Thirds (MFT) in the market for the time being, with a 35mm equivalent focal length of around 15mm.
Its 110° ultra-wide angle of view and its compactness wins the heart of many MFT users. It consists of 13 elements of 9 groups optical design which delivers superior image quality. The standard version of this lens weighs only approx. 6oz (170g) and it is measured to be 55mm long. The auto aperture version is compassed to be even lighter to approx. 5.29oz (150g). With the 46mm filter thread, photographers are able to screw in a circular filter directly on the lens for extra convenience. This lens is perfect for doing photos and vlogging, landscape photography or daily use for every purpose.
Ultra-wide-angle lenses equipped with fast aperture are rarely found in the market. The extra-large aperture f/2 adds more flexibility to the lens, especially under dim-lit conditions. Photographers can maintain a faster shutter speed and lower ISO to prevent generating too much unwanted noise. Moreover, it brings a shallower depth of field to separate the subject from the background. The 12cm extremely short minimum focusing distance facilitates close-up photographs which also generates creamy and smoother bokeh with f/2 aperture.
Original Optics but better functionality
Venus Optics always strives for additional features in pursuit of better functionality and convenience. With the CPU chip and motor installed, it provides photography enthusiasts a different shooting experience.
Recommended Retail Price in the US (without tax) is USD 549/pc. Pricing may vary in different countries.
The Laowa 7.5mm f/2 MFT – automatic aperture version is now available to pre-order on the official website of Venus Optics and their authorized resellers. Shipping starts immediately.