Chinese lens manufacturer Venus Optics has announced that seven of its specialist Laowa lenses are now available in additional mirrorless camera system mounts.
The lenses concerned are the 9mm T2.9, 12mm T2.9 and 15mm T2.1 cine lenses, the famous 24mm macro probe lens, 4mm and 9mm fisheyes and the Argus 33mm F0.95 CF APO. The new mounts will allow these lenses to work with L, Nikon Z, Canon RF and Canon EOS-M cameras, but none of the lenses will come in all the mounts, as seen in the chart below:
The new mounts are available to purchase now. For more information see the Laowa website.
Venus Optics add Nikon Z, Canon RF, L mount and Canon EOS-M options on seven of their existing Lenses
Venus Optics, the manufacturer specialized in making unique photo and cinema lenses, added new mount options on seven of their existing lenses, providing more choices for Nikon Z, Canon RF, L mount and EOS-M users.
Laowa 4mm f/2.8 Fisheye
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) and APS-C cameras. The lens weighs only 4.8 oz (135 g) which makes it extremely portable and allows photographers to have creative shots in various shooting settings such as selfies, vlog, skateboard shooting, 360° panorama, VR imaging, virtual tours or even flying with drones.
New Mount: Nikon Z
Other mounts available: M4/3, Fuji X, Sony E, EOS-M, L mount
(Product Page: https://www.venuslens.net/product/laowa-4mm-f-2-8-mft/)
Laowa 9mm f/2.8 Zero-D
Laowa 9mm f/2.8 Zero-D provides an ultra wide-angle coverage up to 113° angle of view (100° on MFT system). The f/2.8 maximum aperture is well-suited to working in low and difficult lighting conditions. Also, 2 aspherical elements plus 3 extra-low dispersion elements successfully correct chromatic aberration, realize close-to-zero distortion & deliver excellent corner to corner sharpness. The tiny size (60 x 53mm) & lightweight (215g) encourages the photographer and videographer to use it every day and it is a perfect match for gimbal and drone.
New Mount: Nikon Z
Other mounts available: Sony E / Fuji X / Canon EF-M / L mount / MFT / DJI DL
(Product Page: https://www.venuslens.net/product/9mm/ )
Laowa 15mm T2.1 Zero-D Cine
Laowa 15mm T2.1 Cine provides an ultra-wide-angle coverage up to 110° on a Full Frame camera system. It is currently the widest T2.1 lens in the market covering large format sensors. The large T2.1 aperture also makes it extremely useful to shoot in low light situations. The tiny size & light weight makes it a perfect companion with gimbals and run-and-gun shooting. The new Cine version comes with standard 0.8 mod gears on both aperture and focus rings. A standard 77mm filter thread is designed to mount screw-in filters easily. The lens also features a superb optical distortion control with all straight lines retained.
New Mount: Nikon Z
Other mounts available: Canon RF / Sony FE
(Product Page: https://www.venuslens.net/product/1521cine/ )
Laowa 9mm T2.9 Zero-D Cine
Laowa 9mm T2.9 Cine provides an ultra-wide-angle coverage up to 113° angle of view (100° on MFT system). The tiny size & light weight match perfectly with mirrorless cameras and are suitable for use with gimbals. The new Cine version comes with standard 0.8 mod gears on both aperture and focus rings. A standard 55mm filter thread is designed to mount screw-in filters easily. 2 aspherical elements plus 3 extra-low dispersion elements successfully correct chromatic aberration, realize close-to-zero distortion & deliver excellent corner to corner sharpness.
New Mount: Nikon Z / L mount
Other mounts available: Canon RF / Sony E / Fuji X / MFT
(Product Page: https://www.venuslens.net/product/0929cine/)
Laowa 12mm T2.9 Zero-D Cine
The new 12mm lens is currently the widest T2.9 lens (112 degrees AoV) with close to zero distortion that can cover sensor up to both full frame & vista vision size (wider than full frame), making it one of the ideal wide angle lens option for both professional cinema cameras and mirrorless cameras. Also, it is designed with standard 0.8 mod gears on both aperture and focusing rings for easy installation of the follow-focus system. The optical distortion has been controlled to a close-to-zero value that all straight lines can be retained.
New Mount: L mount
Other mounts available: Canon EF / Canon RF / Sony FE / PL
(Product Page: https://www.venuslens.net/product/laowa-12mm-t-2-9-zero-d-cine/ )
Laowa 24mm f/14 2X Macro Probe (Standard)
Laowa 24mm f/14 2X Macro Probe is 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 front barrel of the lens is waterproof and an LED ring light is mounted at the tip of the lens which makes the lens capable for shooting in wet or dusty environments or with fine powders. Create with no limits.
New Mount: Nikon Z / Canon RF
Other mounts available: Canon EF / Nikon F / Sony FE / L mount / Pentax K/ Arri PL
(Product Page: https://www.venuslens.net/product/laowa-24mm-f-14-2x-macro-probe/ )
Laowa Argus 33mm f/0.95 CF APO
Laowa Argus 33mm f/0.95 CF APO is a magnificent f/0.95 standard lens for the Cropped Frame (APS-C) camera. Achieving the APO design, enjoy the clear images with well controlled chromatic aberration. It also coupled with 35cm closest focusing distance allows photographers to capture different perspectives with details of the object. With the maximum aperture of f/0.95, a breathtaking close-up shot with shallow depth of field can be easily captured. Laowa Argus 33mm f/0.95 CF APO is blessed with crystal clear details, extraordinary sharpness and exquisite bokeh. It is the dream lens for every photographer.
New Mount: Canon EOS-M
Other mounts available: Nikon Z / Canon R / Sony E / Fuji X
(Product Page: https://www.venuslens.net/product/laowa-argus-33mm-f-0-95-cf-apo/ )
Pricing & Availability
The new lenses are currently available to order in Venus Optics official webstore (https://www.venuslens.net/shop/) and their authorized resellers.
Shipping will start from August onwards.