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7.5mm F2.0 Laowa lens for MFT cameras
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    Venus Optics, the camera lenses manufacturer who had previously launched a number of quality lenses with ‘World’s First’ specifications, is proud to unveil two premium lenses with extreme specifications and impressive performance, the Laowa 15mm f/2 FE Zero-D & the Laowa 7.5mm f/2 MFT.

    The Laowa 7.5mm f/2 MFT is the Widest f/2 rectilinear lens ever designed for Micro Four Thirds Cameras. Despite the extreme specifications, Venus Optics has successfully minimized the weight of the lens to a merely 0.37 pounds (170g) and 55mm long. The extreme 110 angle of view, ultra- fast f/2 aperture and featherweight make this lens an ideal option to pair up with drones for aerial photography. It also gives photographers a fast and wide-angle option for low-light shooting as well as landscape photography.

    The Laowa 15mm f/2 FE Zero-D and the Laowa 7.5mm f/2 MFT will be available to the market in early 2017. Engineering prototype will be available to test in Venus Optics’ Photokina debut. Venus Optics’ booth is in Hall 2.1, Booth A-045.

    Together with the new lenses, Venus Optics will also display a number of unique lenses with first class quality and unique specifications in Photokina 2016.

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  • Definitely excited about this lens. Been wanting something fast and wide for some time. Considered Voigtlander 10.5mm- but a bit pricey and not as wide as I would like. 8mm Olympus f1.8 sounds nice but it's a fisheye. This Venus lens could be very promising if price is right with decent corner sharpness especially with a front filter thread! If it's under $600 and performs as well as it sounds like it should, then this will be one spectacular lens. Heck.. even under $1k mark would not be terrible.

  • Yes, interesting lens.

  • This would be very popular among underwater shooters. Underwater you need extreme wide angles and the only choice until now was the 7-14mm zoom. UW photography and film is a niche market otherwise it would be nice having a proper AF m43 prime Lena.

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  • More samples

  • ah, enough samples! just give me the lens already! xD

  • Laowa 7.5mm f/2 MFT C-Dreamer - Review

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    http://www.photozone.de/m43/1001-laowa75f2mft

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  • Venus Optics Laowa 7,5mm f/2.0 MFT can be preordered now:

    • Standard Version: $499/pc is shipping from mid May
    • Lightweight Version: $519/pc is shipping from July
  • PR

    Anhui China, Apr 28, 2017 – Venus Optics, the camera lenses manufacturer who had previously launched a number of unique Laowa camera lenses, is proud to announce the world’s widest rectilinear f/2 lens for Micro Four Thirds cameras, Laowa 7.5mm f/2 MFT. The Laowa 7.5mm f/2 MFT is currently the widest f/2 rectilinear lens ever designed for Micro Four Thirds Cameras. It is an ultra-wide & ultra-fast prime lens with a 35mm equivalent focal length of 15mm. Despite the extreme specifications, Venus Optics has successfully minimized the weight of the lens to less than 200g (0.44 pounds) and 55mm long. This compact and light lens comprises of 13 elements in 9 groups with 2 pcs of aspherical elements and 3 pcs of Extra-low dispersion elements. This optical design successfully minimizes the distortion and chromatic aberrations to its lowest but at the same time, delivers a superb optical performance from corners to corners.

    The extreme 110° angle of view and ultra-fast f/2 aperture allows photographers to create impressive astro-photography shots with ease. It also gives photographers a fast and wide-angle option for landscape photography and low-light shooting. The lens is designed with a 46mm filter thread which gives additional portability for screw-in filters.

    Venus Optics also introduce a lightweight version for this lens and controlled the weight to merely 150g. The feather-light weight opens up a new opportunity for photographers and pilots to shoot wider footage with gimbals and drones.

    Availability

    The Laowa 7.5mm f/2 MFT is currently available to pre-order in the official website of Venus Optics http://www.venuslens.net/ and their authorized resellers. It comes with 2 colors, Black and Silver.

    Recommended Retail Price in US (without tax) is USD 499/pc for standard version and USD 519/pc for Lightweight version. Pricing may vary in different countries.

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  • Have there been any comparisons of the Laowa 7.5mm f2 and f2.8 with the Lumix 7-14mm at f4 or the new PL 8-18 at f2.8, or the Olympus 7-14 f2.8 at the wide end? I prefer small light lens and if image quality is good compared to these lens this could be my lens of choice. I currently use the Olympus 9-18 as my UWA due to size and weight. Being an old man weight is important to me! :-)

  • @bealbuoy

    You can open and see MTF charts. By idea prime must be superior.

  • ©Vitaliy_Kiselev

    Thanks Vitaliy

  • Quite an impressive lens really.