Venus Optics announces the new Laowa 14mm f/4 FF RL ZERO-D lens for full frame mirrorless cameras – super compact ultra-wide angle lens with ZERO-D and 52mm filter thread
Anhui China, Sept 18, 2020 – Venus Optics, the manufacturer specialized in making unique camera lenses, introduced the Laowa 14mm f/4 FF RL Zero-D lens ($549 in Sony E-mount) for full-frame mirrorless cameras. As one of the smallest and lightest 14mm Zero Distortion ultra-wide angle lens, the lens does not compromise on its performance. It is equipped with a 52mm filter thread so that urban explorers can simply put on the screw-in filter and create incredible images with ease.
Ultra wide 114° Angle of View
The 14mm f/4 FF RL Zero-D delivers an extraordinary image sharpness with 114°angle of view. The ultra-wide angle lens allows photographers to have a one-of-a-kind and inspiring pictures in an ultra-wide perspective. Landscape photographers can capture rich scenery with a single shot.
14mm f/4 FF RL Zero-D is composed of 13 elements in 9 groups. The 2 aspherical elements and 3 extra-low dispersion elements suppress the distortion to nearly Zero level from corner to corner. Perfect for architecture photography as any straight lines will be retained.
52mm Filter Thread
A 52mm filter thread is available on the 14mm f/4 FF RL Zero-D. Conveniently, photographers can take great landscape and cityscape pictures easily without carrying heavy filter holders. For photographers who opt to use slide-in filters, the specially designed magnetic filter holder allows them to use their 100mm-wide filters with no vignetting.
Extremely Compact and Lightweight
14mm f/4 FF RL Zero-D weighs 228g and the measured dimension is 58x59mm. The tiny lens is perfect for traveling and capturing in a variety of scenes.
Perfect 10-point Sunstars
The 5-bladed aperture creates perfect 10-point sunstar rendering. Simply stop down the aperture by 1 stop and can create the beautiful 10-point sunstars.
Possible For Astrophotography
The aperture of f/4 is possible for capturing a stunning image of the amazing sky in a milky way.
Focal: Length 14mm
Min. Aperture: f/4
Max. Aperture: f/22
Angle of view: 114°
Format Compatibility: Full Frame
Lens Structure: 13 elements in 9 groups
Aperture Blades: 5
Min. focusing distance: 10.62” (27cm)
Max. Magnification: 0.07x
Filter thread: 52mm
Dimensions: 58 x 59mm
Weight: 8.04 oz.(228g)
Mounts: Leica M, Leica L, Sony FE, Nikon Z, Canon RF (Late Oct)
Multiple Mount options
Laowa 14mm f/4 FF RL Zero-D is available in Leica M, Leica L, Canon RF, Sony FE and Nikon Z mounts . 2 different colours (black and silver) are offered for Leica M mount.
(The RF mount and the silver version of M mount will be available in Late-Oct)
Pricing & Availability
The new Laowa 14mm f/4 FF RL is currently available to purchase via Venus Optics official website and authorized resellers.
US price for 11mm f/4.5 FF RL is $649 (Leica M mount) and $549 (Sony FE, Canon RF, Nikon Z and Leica L). Pricing varies in different countries. The first 100 orders through our webstore will get a 100mm magnetic filter holder (Retail Value: $149) for FREE.
Shipping starts from late-Sep for Leica M (Black version), L mount, Nikon Z and Sony E mount.
The Leica M mount (Silver version) and Canon RF mount will be shipped from Late-Oct.
Samyang announces the AF 35mm F1.8 FE Lens ($399) designed for street photographers, vloggers and Instagrammers who are looking for a high quality compact lens. The new lens provides outstanding corner-to-corner image quality from a maximum F1.8 aperture and its quiet autofocus and tenacious tracking performance make it a great choice for both stills and movie shooting.
35mm is one of the most loved focal length of all time for its versatility from indoors to landscapes and even portraits. It frames background and subject perfectly with wide enough angle of view. Also, a large F1.8 finds a perfect balance between portability and image quality. Wide aperture lets in more lights, creating sharp and high resolution image with fast shutter speed to capture every moment.
Full-frame Performance in Ultra-Compact Size & Lightweight
Weighing in at just 210g/7.4oz and measuring 65mm/2.55in in diameter by 63.5mm/2.5in in length; this new lens sets a new standard for portability as a Samyang Tiny Series lens. It supports full frame mirrorless cameras in Sony E mount with outstanding image quality throoughout corner to corner of image. It makes an ideal lens for street photographers, vloggers and Instagrammers who expect a high resolution image from portable lens. Its optical construction including an aspherical element to suppress aberration and deliver high resolution throughout the entire image frame.
Versatile control and handling for a wide range of imaging with the Custom Switch
Equipped with the Custom Switch, shooting and operation is more intuitive and simple. You can easily select various functions such as Aperture Control Mode from the Switch, and enjoy the shooting mode that suits your personal preference. More functions will be added through firmware update in the future.
Fast, quiet and accurate Auto Focus with excellent tracking for videos as well as stills
Now Autofocus needs to consider not only how more accurately and quickly it captures images, but also how quiet and smooth it is. Thanks to the newly researched and developed Linear STM (Stepping Motor), a larger and heavier focus lens group can be controlled more quietly and precisely, providing excellent image quality in photos and videos.
Weather Sealing for protection from external influences
This new Tiny Series lens, the AF 35mm F1.8 FE, features a weather sealing for 4 spots to protect from light dust, rain and snow and provide the ability to capture stunning images in less than perfect conditions.
Model name: AF 35mm F1.8 FE
Aperture range: F1.8 ~ 22
Lens optical construction: 10 Elements in 8 Groups
Special lens: ASP 2, HR 2
Minium focusing distance: 0.29m (0.95ft)
Maginification ratio: X 0.17
Filter size: 58mm
Maximum Diameter(mm): Φ65.0mm
Number of blades: 9
Mount: Sony E-mount
FullFrame Angle of view: 63.6˚
APS-C Angle of view: 43.8˚
Length: 63.5 mm / 2.5 in
Weight: 210g / 7.4oz
Weather Sealing: Yes
AF/MF mode switch: Yes
AF Motor: Linear STM
Order Rokinon AF 35mm F1.8 FE Lens from B&H Photo
Venus Optics announces the compact Laowa 11mm f/4.5 FF RL FullFrame E-mount lens ($699) featuring an ultra-wide 126° angle of view and weighing just 8.9 ounces (254g). It’s designed with a 62mm filter thread – making it currently the world’s widest fullframe rectilinear lens with a front filter thread.
Ultra Wide Angle perspective with 126° angle of view
Featuring a remarkable 126° angle of view, the new Laowa 11mm f/4.5 FF RL offers an exaggerated and non-fisheye perspective. It is a perfect tool for landscape, travel and interior photographers.
Built-in 62mm filter thread
Laowa 11mm f/4.5 FF RL is equipped with 62 mm filter thread for screw-in filters. It is a very convenient feature for landscape photographers as filters are one of their most commonly used tools. For photographers who opt to use slide-in filters, the specially designed magnetic filter holder allows them to use their 100mm-wide filters with no vignetting.
High quality image with minimum distortion and chromatic aberrations
The 11mm lens is composed of 14 elements in 10 groups which deliver a remarkable image sharpness. Although it is not a Zero-D lens, the two aspherical elements and three extra-low dispersion elements suppress the distortion and chromatic aberrations to the minimum.
Super compact and lightweight
The lens is designed to achieve high mobility, compactness and lightness to give photographers more flexibility in travelling. The tiny lens is only 2.5 inches (6.3cm) in height & weighs 8.9 oz (254g). It is one of the smallest ultra wide angle lens you could find for full frame mirrorless cameras.
Extremely close focusing distance
Laowa11mm f/4.5 FF RL features an extremely close focusing distance of 7.4″ / 19cm (from subject to sensor) for photographers to create macro-like shots with the ultra-wide perspective.
Stunning 10-point sunstars
Laowa 11mm f/4.5 FF RL is designed with 5-bladed aperture where a clean and appealing 10-point sunstar rendering can be created.
Laowa 11mm f/4.5 FF RL supports rangefinder coupling on Leica M. For other mounts, there is a focusing tab to improve stability when focusing and use to adjust the focus ring marking.
Laowa 11mm f/4.5 FF RL is available in Leica M, Leica L, Sony FE and Nikon Z mounts. Leica M mount will be available in black and silver.
Focal Length: 11mm
Max. Aperture: f/4.5
Min. Aperture: f/22
Angle of View: 126°
Format Compatibility: Full Frame
Lens Structure: 14 elements in 10 groups
Aperture Blades: 5
Min. Focusing Distance: 7.4” (19cm)
Max. Magnification: 0.1x
Filter Thread: 62mm
Dimensions: 63.5mm x 58mm
Weight: 8.9 oz. (254g)
Mounts: Leica M, Leica L, Sony FE, Nikon Z
Pricing & Availability
The new Laowa 11mm f/4.5 FF RL is currently available to purchase via Venus Optics website and authorized resellers. The US price for 11mm f/4.5 FF RL is $699 for Sony FE, Nikon Z and L and $799 for Leica M mount. Pricing varies in different countries. Shipping starts mid-September for Sony E mount, L mount, Nikon Z and Leica M (Black version). The Leica M mount (Silver version) will shipped in late-September.
Meike 50mm F1.2 FE Lens ($359.99 from B&H Photo) This normal-length f/1.2 prime lens excels in low-light while also allowing control of depth of field for isolating subjects using selective focus. Multi-layer coating is also used to reduce flare and ghosting for greater contrast and color accuracy when working in strong lighting conditions. Manual focus design focuses down to 1.97 feet. All-metal lens barrel has a smooth, frosted surface and a metal bayonet mount.
Focal Length: 50mm
Maximum Aperture: f/1.2
Minimum Aperture: f/22
Lens Mount: Sony E
Format Compatibility: Full-Frame
Angle of View: 46.9°
Minimum Focus Distance: 1.97′ / 60 cm
Optical Design: 12 Elements in 7 Groups
Focus Type: Manual Focus
Image Stabilization: No
Filter Size: 67 mm (Front)
Weight: 1.36 lb / 620 g