Laowa 9mm f/2.8 Zero-D
(From Venus Optics -- Laowa lens literature) Venus Optics announces the Laowa 9mm f/2.8 Zero-D, the world's widest f/2.8 lens for APS-C mirrorless cameras. Featuring a 113° angle of view, ultra-fast f/2.8 aperture, close-to-zero distortion, 49mm filter thread & less than 0.5 pounds in weight, this is the perfect ultra-wide option for still & videographers.
Anhui China, Mar 21, 2018 -- Venus Optics, the camera lens manufacturer who has previously launched a number of unique Laowa camera lenses, is proud to announce the world's widest rectilinear f/2.8 lens for mirrorless APS-C cameras, the Laowa 9mm f/2.8 Zero- D.
Laowa 9mm f/2.8 Zero-D is the third member of the Laowa "Zero-D" line-up which all feature an excellent control of optical distortion that commonly appears in ultra-wide-angle lenses. This new lens is an ultra-wide, ultra-fast prime with a 35mm equivalent focal length of around 13mm. Despite the extreme specifications, Venus Optics has successfully minimized the weight of the lens to less than 0.5 pounds (215g) and the length to just over 2 inches (53mm). This compact and lightweight lens is comprised of 15 elements in 10 groups with two aspherical elements and three extra-low dispersion elements. This optical design successfully minimizes distortion and chromatic aberrations to their lowest but at the same time, delivers a superb optical performance from corner to corner.
The extreme 113° angle of view and ultra-fast f/2.8 aperture allow 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. For videographers, the compact size of this lens is friendly to the use of gimbals or even handheld shooting without much shaking. The lens is designed with a 49mm filter thread for screw-in filters. It comes in Sony E, Fuji X and EOS-M mount versions.
The Laowa 9mm f/2.8 Zero-D is currently available to pre-order in the official website of Venus Optics (http://www.venuslens.net/) and their authorized resellers. Recommended Retail Price in the US (without tax) is USD 499/pc. Pricing may vary in different countries. The first 100 orders will get a set of Laowa 49mm filters for FREE (CPL + UV + ND1000). Shipping is expected to start from early April.
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