Laowa 9mm Lens | Wide, fast and manual-focus
Laowa 9mm Lens: Even though Fujifilm, Sony and Canon are developing their mirrorless lens ranges, 1 area that has possibly been overlooked is your rapid ultra-wide-angle prime lens.
Venus Optics believes it has seen a gap in the current market, and has generated the world’s widest rectilinear f/2.8 lens to get mirrorless APS-C cameras in the form of the newest manual-focus-only Laowa 9mm f/2.8 Zero-D.
It is the next lens in Laowa’s ‘Zero-D’ lineup, linking the 12mm f/2.8 Zero-D along with 15mm f/2.8 Zero-D, together with Venus Optics asserting the lens provide exceptional control of optical distortions.
The 9mm f/2.8 Zero-D includes a 35mm-equivalent focal length of approximately 13mm within an APS-C detector, despite the intense specifications Venus Optics has managed to maintain the weight down into only 215g; it is also compact and nice in only 53mm long.
The lens layout includes of 15 elements in 10 groups. Two components are aspherical, whereas three characteristic Extra-low dispersion coatings, which Venus Optics claims will decrease distortions and chromatic aberrations, while providing exceptional optical performance from corner to corner.
The intense 113-degree angle of perspective and also ultra-fast f/2.8 aperture must create the new lens a favorite selection for photographers that are keen on astrophotography, while the area of opinion obviously lends itself to landscape and low-end shooting.
The lens includes a 49mm filter thread, so will gladly work with streamlined filter systems like Lee’s Seven5 system.
The Laowa 9mm f/2.8 Zero-D is presently accessible to pre-order Venus Optics’ site in Sony E, Fujifilm X and Canon EF-M mounts, and can be priced at $499 (roughly #350, AU$650) .