Posted on 04/04/2019 by guidetocamera
Featuring a 100-degree field of view and close-to-zero distortion & affordable pricing, Laowa 9mm f/2.8 Zero-D is a perfect lens for videography.
Anhui China, 3 Apr 2019 – Venus Optics, the camera lenses manufacturer who had previously launched a number of unique Laowa camera lenses, is proud to introduce the new Micro Four Thirds (M43) variant of the Laowa 9mm f/2.8 Zero-D lens. The new 9mm f/2.8 Zero-D lens provides a more natural perspective for videography purposes.
Similar to the Laowa 7.5mm f/2 MFT, another ultra-wide angle lens from Laowa, the 9mm f/2.8 features an ultra-compact body with an exceptional optics quality. It also provides a much more natural perspective for Panasonic GH5 or Blackmagic Pocket Camera (BMPCC4k) shooters to create impressive videos. The lightweight design & 100° angle of view also empower videographers to do vlogging and record with gimbals.
The new M43 variant has the same specifications and optical performance as the existing Fuji X, Sony E, Canon EF-M and DJI DL mounts. All of them feature an ultra-wide 113° angle, cover Super35-sized sensor and have a close-to-zero distortion. The Laowa 9mm is significantly wider than most wide-angle rectilinear lenses in the market. The ultra-fast f/2.8 aperture also provide more flexibility for both photography & videography purposes.
The lens is carefully designed to reduce the optical distortion to a close-to-zero level. It allows straight lines to be perfectly retained and saves videographers tremendous time in post-processing. Venus Optics is reputable in producing distortion-free lenses for multiple systems including the widest f/2 lens for full frame E-mount cameras (i.e. Laowa 15mm f/2 FE Zero-D).
The size and weight of the lens have also been compressed to the minimal in its class. It weighs only 210g (0.46 lbs) and 60mm (2.36 in) long. This compact and lightweight lens comprises of 15 elements in 10 groups with 2 pcs of aspherical elements and 3 pcs of Extra-low dispersion elements. This optical design successfully minimizes the distortion and chromatic aberrations to its lowest but at the same time, delivers a superb optical performance. A 49mm filter thread is also included for cinematographers to use with ND filters.
The lens will make its US debut in the coming NAB show in Las Vegas between 6-11 Apr in Venus Optics Booth (C11738).
The retail selling price of the Laowa 9mm f/2.8 Zero-D MFT mount in US is USD 499/pc (ex-VAT). Pricing may vary in different countries.
The lens is now available to order from Venus Optics authorized resellers and official website (http://www.venuslens.net/) . The lens is now available to ship immediately.
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