Laowa has brought the L mount to two wide-angle lenses, the 4mm f/2.8 Fisheye & 9mm f/2.8 Zero-D), as well as two macro lenses, the 24mm f/14 2X Macro Probe & Laowa 25mm f/2.8 2.5-5X Ultra Macro.
4mm f/2.8 Fisheye
The Laowa 4mm f/2.8 Fisheye lens features a 210° Angle of view with a circular fisheye perspective on Micro Four Thirds (M4/3) cameras. The 4mm fisheye lens is designed to create an extremely distorted circular fisheye perspective.
9mm f/2.8 Zero-D
The Laowa 9mm f/2.8 Zero-D provides an extreme 113° angle of view and the f/2.8 aperture allows photographers to capture astro-photography shots and work in low light low-light conditions.
The optical design of the lens consists of two aspherical elements plus three extra-low dispersion elements that are claimed to help reduce correct chromatic aberration, realize close-to-zero distortion & deliver excellent corner to corner sharpness.
24mm f/14 2X Macro Probe
The Laowa 24mm f/14 2X Macro Probe is the world’s first consumer-grade probe lens which focuses from 2:1 macro to infinity. The wide angle design allows you to obtain much greater depth of field at close distances than is possible with a conventional telephoto macro lens, so more background details can now be seen. The front barrel of the lens is waterproof and an LED ring light is mounted at the tip of the lens. It can cover both standard 35mm full frame & Super35 image sensors and is super lightweight to carry.
25mm f/2.8 2.5-5X Ultra Macro
The Laowa 25mm f/2.8 2.5-5X Ultra Macro is optimized for macro shooting between 2.5X – 5X life-size. The lens is specially designed with an extended working distance (45mm at 2.5x & 40mm at 5x) and small lens barrel. This allows sufficient lighting on the object for easier shooting in the field.
The Laowa 25mm f/2.8 2.5-5X is developed for both
professional and leisure macro photography, to be used in
the field or indoor set-ups. An optional LED Ringlight and
Tripod Collar are available for added control and
Pricing & Availability
The new variants of Laowa 4mm f/2.8 Fisheye, 9mm f/2.8 Zero-D, 24mm f/14
2X Macro Probe & 25mm f/2.8 2.5-5X Ultra Macro are currently available to
order and ship in the official website of Venus Optics
(http://www.venuslens.net/) and their authorized resellers.
Recommended Retail Price (without tax) are as follow:
- 4mm f/2.8 Fisheye: $199 USD
- 9mm f/2.8 Zero-D: $499 USD
- 24mm f/14 2X Macro Probe: $1,499 USD
- 25mm f/2.8 2.5-5X Ultra Macro: $399 USD
Shipping starts from Early March, 2021 for the L mount lenses of 4mm f/2.8 Fisheye, 9mm
f/2.8 Zero-D, 24mm f/14 2X Macro Probe, 25mm f/2.8 2.5-5X Ultra Macro.
Matthew Allard ACS