Venus Optics is expanding their family of L-mount Laowa lenses with two wide-angle and two fisheye lenses.
Laowa 4mm f/2.8 Fisheye now in L-mount
This incredible fisheye lens features a 210-degrees angle of view with circular fisheye perspective on Micro Four Thirds cameras. Unlike Laowa Zero-D wide angle lenses, the 4mm f2.8 Fisheye lens is designed to create an extremely distorted circular fisheye perspective for a more creative look.
Laowa 9mm f/2.8 Zero-D L-mount
Moving up in field of view, the 9mm f2.8 also adds the Zero-D designation. In addition, this lens has an extreme 113-degrees angle of view and ultra-fast f/2.8 aperture.
This allows photographers to create impressive astro-photography shots and low-light shooting. Furthermore, the optical formula is enhanced by two aspherical elements plus three extra-low dispersion elements successfully correct chromatic aberration, realize close-to-zero distortion & deliver excellent corner to corner sharpness.
This lens is available in various lens mounts including Fuji X, Sony E, Canon EF-M, DL, MFT, and now also for L mount.
Laowa 24mm f/14 2X Macro Probe L-mount
You know this lens – it’s one of the craziest lenses ever made! And according to Venus Optics it’s “the world’s first consumer-grade probe lens which focuses from 2:1 macro to infinity and with a compelling wide angle ‘Bug Eye’ perspective.”
The wide angle design gives it much greater depth of field at close distances than conventional telephoto macro lenses. Thus enabling it to capture more background details. Also, the front barrel of the lens is waterproof and a front tip-mounted LED ring helps you illuminated even the smallest of subjects.
The Laowa 24mm 2X Macro Probe lens covers both full frame and Super35 image sensors and is rather lightweight. This lens is also available in a CINE version with geared rings in PL, Canon EF, and more recently Sony FE mount.
Laowa 25mm f/2.8 2.5-5X Ultra MACRO L mount
This lens has been optimized for macro photography offering between 2.5x and 5x life-size. One of the unique features of this lens is its small lens barrel, giving it extended working distance (45mm at 2.5x & 40mm at 5x). This allows sufficient lighting on the object for easier shooting in the field.
Moreover, the Laowa 25mm f/2.8 2.5-5X features an optional LED Ringlight and
Tripod Collar available for added control and precision. This lens is also available in various other mounts include Canon RF, Sony E, Canon EF, Nikon F and others.
Pricing and Availability
The new L-mount versions of the four Laowa lenses are available to pre-order now both direct and from authorized dealers. In addition, the lenses are priced as follows:
- 4mm f/2.8 Fisheye (L-mount) – $199
- Laowa 9mm f/2.8 Zero-D (L-mount) – $499
- Laowa 24mm f/14 2X Macro Probe (L-mount) – $1,499
- 25mm f/2.8 2.5-5X Ultra Macro (L-mount) – $399
And last, but not least, the lenses are expected to ship from early March, 2021. To learn more and get full technical specifications head over to Venus Optics.