Venus Optics has unveiled a new ‘Ranger’ series of compact cine-zoom lenses for full-frame cameras that use Sony E and L-mounts, starting with 28-75mm and 75-180mm models.

The new Laowa 28-75mm T2.9 and 75-180mm T2.9 ‘Ranger’ series cine-zoom lenses. (Source: Venus Optics.)

Each of the new lenses weighs less than 1.4 kg and both lenses are parfocal, ensuring precise focus control while zooming in and out. The constant T2.9 aperture allows trouble-free use in low light levels as well as providing excellent subject isolation. Both lenses have close focusing distances (0.49m for the 28-75mm and 0.89m for the 75-180mm) with minimal focus breathing. They also have a quick back focus adjustment mechanism and an interchangeable PL/ EF mount. The lightweight and compact design enables these lenses to be used with gimbals, shoulder rigs, car rigs and for handheld shooting. The company plans to add a 16-3omm lens to the range in the near future.

The new lenses have an MSRP of US$2999 per lens or US$5799 for the two-lens bundle. Click here to visit the product page.