Anhui, China—Venus Optics introduced the Micro Four Thirds version of its Laowa 9mm f/2.8 Zero-D lens. The new lens provides a more natural perspective for videography purposes.
Similar to the Laowa 7.5mm f/2 MFT, another ultrawide-angle lens from Laowa, the 9mm f/2.8 features an ultracompact body. It also provides a more natural perspective for Panasonic Lumix GH5 or Blackmagic Pocket Camera shooters to create videos. In addition, its lightweight design and 100° angle of view enable videographers to vlog and record with gimbals.
Venus Optics Laowa 9mm Specs
The new MFT lens has the same specifications and optical performance as the existing Fujifilm X, Sony E, Canon EF-M and DJI DL mount lens. All of them feature an ultrawide 113° angle, cover Super35-size sensors and have a close-to-zero distortion.
Moreover, the Laowa 9mm is significantly wider than most wide-angle rectilinear lenses in the market. And its ultrafast f/2.8 aperture also provides flexibility for both photography and videography purposes.
The lens also reduces the optical distortion to a close-to-zero level. It allows straight lines to be retained and saves videographers time in post-processing.
Furthermore, the size and weight of the lens was compressed to the minimal. It weighs in at 0.46 pounds and is 2.36 inches long. The compact lens comprises 15 elements in 10 groups with two aspherical elements and three extra-low dispersion (ED) elements. As a result, it minimizes distortion and chromatic aberrations.
In addition, it employs a seven-blade aperture. A 49mm filter thread is also included for cinematographers to use with ND filters.
The Laowa 9mm f/2.8 Zero-D MFT lens is available now. It has a retail price of $499.