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Four L-Mount lenses from Laowa

Posted on Feb 22, 2021

Venus Optics, the manufacturer behind Laowa lenses, has announced new possibilities for L-Mount bodies. The announcement of new L-Mount options covers four of the brand’s more specialised lenses.

The Laowa 4mm f/2.8 fisheye is first, offering an extremely wide 210° angle of view and opening up all kinds of weird and wonderful potential to more experimental photographers. The second wide-angle is the Laowa 9mm f/2.8 Zero-D. Unlike the fisheye, this lens is carefully designed to minimise distortion to a great degree, with two aspherical elements and three extra-low dispersion elements to correct aberration and other negative effects.

On the macro front, an L-Mount version of the Laowa 24mm f/14 2X Macro Probe lens is now available. As one of very few consumer-grade probes, it offers 2:1 macro and a greater depth of field than is typical in a macro lens, thanks to its wide-angle focal length. The front barrel is also waterproof and an LED ring light is located at the lens’s tip.

The final update is for the Laowa 25mm f/2.8 2.5-5X Ultra Macro. Optimised to work at the more extreme macro end, the lens allows for supremely close-up capture. Fairly reasonably priced, it’s an interesting option for enthusiast and professional macro photographers alike.

All four new offerings begin shipping in early March.

For more information, please visit the Venus Optics website.

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