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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New Venus Optics Laowa 11mm f/4.5 FF RL Lens for Mirrorless Cameras

Venus Optics released their new Laowa 11mm f/4.5 FF RL lens for several mirrorless mounts.

The new super compact Laowa 11mm f/4.5 FF RL lens is now available for Sony E, Leica L, Nikon Z and Leica M mounts.

Price of the lens is between $699 – $799 and pre-orders are available at Adorama and B&HPhoto. Continue reading “New Venus Optics Laowa 11mm f/4.5 FF RL Lens for Mirrorless Cameras”

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

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

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 “Best Photo Gear of 2020 : TIPA Awards”

Laowa 65mm f/2.8 2x Macro Lens Price, Specs, Availability

Laowa have released price, specs and availability information for the 65mm f/2.8 2x macro lens.

The Laowa 65mm f/2.8 2X Macro APO will be available for Canon EOS M, Fujj X and Sony E mirrorless camera systems. The price of this manual lens is $399. Laowa lenses are listed at B&H Photo and Adorama.

Venus Optics claims that this is the only APS-C mirrorless lens currently on the market capable of achieving a 2:1 magnification.

The 65mm f/2.8 is a compact macro lens available for Fuji X, Sony E and Canon M mount cameras. Venus Optics say they specially designed this lens for use with mirrorless cameras which use APS-C sensors.

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Laowa 4mm f/2.8 Fisheye Lens Announced for Sony E, Fuji X, and Canon EF-M

Venus Optics announced the Laowa 4mm f/2.8 Fisheye lens for Canon EF-M (EOS M), Sony E, Fuji X mounts.  The lens has a good price tag at $199.

Featuring a one-of-a-kind 210° field of view, Laowa 4mm f/2.8 fisheye lens can create a circular fisheye perspective on Micro Four Thirds (M43) cameras. Photographers can create a 360° full panorama image with a maximum of 2-3 shots. The lens  weigh only 4.8 oz (135 g) which makes it extremely portable and allows photographers to have creative shots anywhere, anytime. The lens can also be mounted on DJI Inspire X5 cameras for creating a unique perspective you have never seen before.

Laowa lenses are sold at Adorama and B&H. See Laowa 4mm f/2.8 Fisheye lens announcement. Continue reading “Laowa 4mm f/2.8 Fisheye Lens Announced for Sony E, Fuji X, and Canon EF-M”

Laowa 17mm f/1.8 MFT Lens Price, Specs and Availability

Venus Optics announce price, specs and availability of Laowa 17mm f/1.8 MFT lens – a compact, approachable and fast lens for exquisite performance.

Retailing for just $149, the Laowa 17mm f/1.8 MFT is the most affordable lens that manufacturer Venus Optics has ever released.

Laowa 17mm f/1.8 lens provides the equivalent of a 34mm angle of view on a full-frame sensor. The lens houses nine elements in seven groups, and has a seven-blade diaphragm to give a pleasing sunstar rendering. The lens is compact and weighs just 6oz (172g). It has a minimum focus distance of 15cm and comes with a 46mm filter thread. Continue reading “Laowa 17mm f/1.8 MFT Lens Price, Specs and Availability”

Laowa 4mm f/2.8 Circular Fisheye Specs, Price and Availability

Venus Optics unveil the pricing and availability of the Laowa 4mm f/2.8 Circular Fisheye Lens for Micro Four Thirds (M43) cameras.

Laowa 4mm f/2.8 Fisheye lens is an 8mm equivalent fisheye prime specially designed for Micro Four Thirds cameras. On the contrary to the Laowa ‘Zero-D’ wide angle lenses, the new 4mm fisheye lens is designed to create an extremely distorted fisheye perspective.

The lens is currently available to pre-order for $199, with first shipment expected to start in mid Aug 2019. Continue reading “Laowa 4mm f/2.8 Circular Fisheye Specs, Price and Availability”