Laowa 7.5mm f/2 MFT

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(From Venus Optics / Laowa lens literature) Venus Optics, the camera lens manufacturer that previously launched a number of unique Laowa camera lenses, is proud to announce the world's widest rectilinear f/2 lens for Micro Four Thirds cameras, Laowa 7.5mm f/2 MFT.

The Laowa 7.5mm f/2 MFT is currently* the widest f/2 rectilinear lens ever designed for Micro Four Thirds cameras. It is an ultra-wide & ultra-fast prime lens with a 35mm equivalent focal length of 15mm. Despite the extreme specifications, Venus Optics has successfully minimized the weight of the lens to less than 200g (0.44 pounds) and the length to 55mm (2.2 inches). This compact and light lens is comprised of 13 elements in 9 groups with 2 aspherical elements and 3 Extra-low dispersion elements. The optical design successfully minimizes distortion and chromatic aberration but at the same time, delivers a superb optical performance from corner to corner.

The extreme 110° angle of view and ultra-fast f/2 aperture allows photographers to create impressive astro-photography shots with ease. It also gives photographers a fast and wide-angle option for landscape photography and low-light shooting. The lens also features a 46mm filter thread for screw-in filters.

Venus Optics also introduces a lightweight version of this lens and reduced the weight to merely 150g. The feather-light weight opens up new opportunities for photographers and pilots to shoot wider footage with gimbals and drones.

The Laowa 7.5mm f/2 MFT is available to pre-order on the Venus Optics ( website and from authorized resellers. It comes in two colors: black and silver. Shipments will start in late May for the standard version and from July for the ultra-light version. Suggested retail price is US$499 for standard version and US$519 for the lightweight version. Pricing may vary in different countries.

* As of April 28 2017

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