Category: Venus Optics

Venus Optics Unveils Laowa 10mm f/2 Zero-D MFT Lens

Venus Optics launches Laowa 10mm f/2 Zero-D MFT lens for Micro Four Thirds.

Offering a 96° Angle of view and equipped with 46mm filter threads, no matter using for landscape, astrophotography or architecture photography, the lens is always able to produce impressive results without any extra burden.

The lens also equipped with a CPU chip and motor. You can now control the aperture in-camera and record all the metadata in the EXIF. It will be also perfect for vlogging, drones and other lightweight videography setups.

Designed for the MTF system, Laowa 10mm f/2 Zero-D MFT Lens costs $399. Venus Optics lenses are sold atAdorama and B&H. Sample photos can be found here.
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Adorama Black Friday & Cyber Monday Deals for 2020

Black Friday is live and here are the Adorama Black Friday & Cyber Monday Deals for 2020.

Adorama Camera is one of the top online stores for digital photography and camera gears. In 2020, the store announced their Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals for 2020 shopping season including cameras, lenses, gaming, home electronics, lighting & studio, computers, video, drives, SSD & storage, camera Accessories, drones & sports, audio, musical instruments and more.

Below are the detailed brand saving pages at Adorama: Continue reading…

New Venus Optics Laowa 15mm f/4.5 Zero-D Shift Lens for Mirrorless Cameras

Venus Optics officially announced the Laowa 15mm f/4.5 Zero-D Shift Lens – the World’s Widest Shift lens for full frame cameras and medium format cameras.

Available in Canon EF, Nikon F, Canon RF, Nikon Z, and Sony FE mounts the lens is constructed of 17 elements in 11 groups, including two aspherical elements and a new lens coating. It has a 110-degree angle of view, offers a 65mm image circle and can shift +/-11mm on full-frame camera systems (+/-8mm when adapted for medium format cameras, such as Fujifilm GFX and Hasselblad X1D cameras).

The Laowa 15mm F4.5 Zero-D Shift is available to pre-order today for Canon EF, RF, Nikon F, Nikon Z and full-frame Sony E-mount camera systems for $1,199 on Venus Optics’ website. The Canon EF and Nikon F mount versions will be available in late November 2020, while the Canon RF, Nikon Z and full-frame Sony E-mount versions won’t be available until February 2021. Venus Optics lenses are sold at Adorama and B&H. Continue reading…

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. Continue reading…

New Venus Optics Laowa 14mm f/4 FF RL Zero-D Lens for Mirrorless Cameras

Venus Optics released their new Laowa 14mm f/4 FF RL Zero-D Lens for several mirrorless mounts.

The new super compact Laowa 14mm f/4 FF RL lens is now available for Leica M, Leica L, Sony FE, Nikon Z, and Canon RF mounts.

The new Venus Optics Laowa 14mm f/4 FF RL Zero-D Lens is now in stock at Venus Optics, first 100 pre-orders will get a 100mm Magnetic Filter Holder System (Value: $149) for FREE. Venus Optics lenses are sold at Adorama and B&H.
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Venus Optics Laowa 11mm f/4.5 FF RL Lens now Available for Pre-order

The new Venus Optics Laowa 11mm f/4.5 FF RL lens is now available for pre-order at major US stores. The US price is $699 and available for Sony E, Leica L, Nikon Z and Leica M mounts.

Laowa 11mm f/4.5 FF RL Lens for Sony E: $699 at B&HAdorama.

Laowa 11mm f/4.5 FF RL Lens for Nikon Z: $699 at B&HAdorama.

Laowa 11mm f/4.5 FF RL Lens for Leica L: $699 at B&HAdorama.

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Laowa 9mm f/5.6 FF RL Lens Price, Specs and Availability

Available in Sony ENikon Z and Leica L mounts, the new Laowa 9mm f/5.6 FF RL Lens from Venus Optics is now available for pre-order at B&HAdorama. The US price of the lens is $799.

The Widest Rectilinear lens for Full Frame cameras.

Designed for full frame cameras, the Laowa 9mm f/5.6 FF RL is currently the world’s widest rectilinear lens. The remarkable 135° angle of view allows you to capture landscape images with ease and realise formerly impossible shots. The lens includes 2 aspherical elements and 2 extra-low dispersion elements to suppress chromatic aberrations and distortion to the minimum. Despite the one-of-a-kind perspective, the lens itself is super compact (2.4″ / 6cm long) and weigh only 12.3 oz. / 350 g. It also features an extremely close focusing distance of 4.72″ / 12cm

Richard Wong released his Laowa 9mm f/5.6mm review and man is it wide. Below is a summary of his review: Continue reading…

Laowa 100mm f/2.8 2X Ultra Macro APO Lens Released for Canon RF and Nikon Z Mounts

Venus Optics released Laowa 100mm f/2.8 2X Ultra Macro APO Lens Released for Canon RF and Nikon Z Mounts.

In addition to the Sony E-mount version, the Venus Optics Laowa 100mm f/2.8 2X Ultra Macro APO lens is now available for Canon RF and Nikon Z mounts. The US price is $449 and can be purchased from Adorama and B&H.

Characterized by its close-focusing capabilities and apochromatic design, the Canon RF-mount Laowa 100mm f/2.8 2X Ultra Macro APO from Venus Optics is a unique and versatile short-telephoto prime. Featuring a pair of low dispersion elements, color fringing and chromatic aberrations have been virtually eliminated throughout the focusing range in order to achieve high clarity and color accuracy. The lens’s manual focus design also suits its macro capabilities, which permit working with subjects as close as 2:1 with a minimum focusing distance of 9.7″. Additionally, a 13-blade diaphragm contributes to a pleasing bokeh quality. Continue reading…

Best Photo Gear of 2020 : TIPA Awards

Here is the best photo gear of 2020 according to the TIPA World Awards 2020 winners list. The Technical Imaging Press Association (TIPA) has announced the winners of its 2020 awards honoring the best products in the photography industry in 2020.

The awards cover everything from cameras and lenses to photography services and tech and design accolades. Here are the 2020 winners: Continue reading…