Ahead of next week’s Photokina kit fest, Chinese lens maker Venus Optics has revealed two new lenses – the Laowa 15mm f/2 FE Zero-D and 7.5mm f/2 MFT.

Designed for Sony full-frame CSCs, the Laowa 15mm f/2 boasts ‘close-to-zero’ optical distortion and a 72mm filter thread. The E-mount lens is designed for shooting subjects such as landscapes and architecture. Meanwhile, the new Laowa 7.5mm f/2 is hailed as the widest ever f/2 rectilinear lens for Micro Four Thirds cameras. Both lenses are due on sale in ‘early 2017’ and will be showcased at next week’s Photokina trade show in Cologne, Germany.

Press release

Anhui China, Sept 14, 2016

Venus Optics, the camera lenses manufacturer who had previously launched a number of quality lenses with ‘World’s First’ specifications, is proud to unveil two premium lenses with extreme specifications and impressive performance, the Laowa 15mm f/2 FE Zero-D and the Laowa 7.5mm f/2 MFT.

Laowa 15mm f/2 FE Zero-D
Laowa 15mm f/2 FE is currently the World’s Fastest 15mm rectilinear lens for full-frame cameras. It features a close-to-zero optical distortion, allowing photographers to take landscape or architecture shots with straight lines retained.

Dedicated to fulfil the need of photographers, Venus Optics have managed to add a 72mm filter thread onto the 15mm f/2 lens. Photographers can easily install standard screw-in filters without paying for an expensive yet bulky filter holder system.
Designed specially for the Sony full-frame mirrorless cameras, Venus Optics has
successfully controlled the size and weight of the lens to the minimal. Weighing less than 1.1 pounds (500g) and 82mm in length, the portability and compactness of the Sony E-mount mirrorless cameras can be maintained when used with the Laowa 15mm f/2 FE Lens.

Featuring the fastest f/2 aperture ever built with a 15mm lens, the new full-frame E-mount lens is engineered for professionals to shoot impressive landscape, architecture and primary astro photos with great details. This is an everyday and must-buy lens that every Sony full-frame mirrorless camera user should have one in his bag.

Laowa 7.5mm f/2 MFT
The Laowa 7.5mm f/2 MFT is the Widest f/2 rectilinear lens ever designed for Micro Four Thirds cameras. Despite the extreme specifications, Venus Optics has successfully minimized the weight of the lens to a merely 0.37 pounds (170g) and 55mm long. The extreme 110 angle of view, ultrafast f/2 aperture and featherweight make this lens an ideal option to pair up with drones for aerial photography. It also gives photographers a fast and wide-angle option for low-light shooting
as well as landscape photography.

Availability
The Laowa 15mm f/2 FE Zero-D and the Laowa 7.5mm f/2 MFT will be available to the market in early 2017. Engineering prototype will be available to test in Venus Optics’ Photokina debut. Venus Optics’ booth is in Hall 2.1, Booth A-045.

Together with the new lenses, Venus Optics will also display a number of unique lenses with first
class quality and unique specifications in Photokina 2016.

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