Venus Optics has added eight new Laowa-branded lenses to its portfolio, including four new wide angle lenses for both E-mount and Micro Four Thirds and four cine lenses.
The Laowa 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 C-Dreamer ultra-wide lens for Sony FE-mount cameras. (Source: Venus Optics.)
The company tends to specialise in lenses that are not commonly available and is known for its innovative lens designs and high construction standards. The Laowa 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 C-Dreamer lens is designed for Sony’s full-frame FE mount and offers the widest angle of view currently available. The Laowa 4mm f/2.8 Circular Fisheye is designed for M4/3 cameras and encompasses a super wide 210 degree angle of view. Also designed for M4/3 cameras are the Laowa 12mm f/1.8 and Laowa 17mm f/1.8 lenses. The 10-18mm Dreamer lens is due for release in November while the three M4/3 lenses are scheduled to go on sale in early 2019.
The flagship model in the cine lenses is the Laowa OOOM 25-100 t/2.9 Lightweight Cine Zoom, which is designed for Super 35 cameras and requires manual focusing. Other cine lenses are the 9mm t/2.9 Zero-D Cine, 7.5mm T/2.1 MFT Cine and 12mm t/2.9 Zero-D Cine. Click here for full specifications of these lenses. Pricing and availability will be announced soon.