Go Ultra-Wide, yet Light, with the New Venus Optics Laowa Cine Primes

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Go wide, wider, and widest with three new ultra-wide Laowa cine lenses from Venus Optics. These uniquely compact, fast lenses include a 15mm T2.1 Zero-D for full-frame cameras, a 9mm T2.9 Zero-D for Super 35 capture, and a 7.5mm T2.1 for Micro Four Thirds sensors. Each lens sports the same high-quality optical construction as the Venus still-photo lenses, but incorporates distinct, pro cine-style features. Venus Optics has also released Canon EF, Sony FE, and ARRI PL versions of its existing 12mm Zero-D cine lens with focus marks in meters instead of feet.

The Laowa 15mm T2.1 and 9mm T2.9 Zero-D lenses use Japanese aspherical glass elements to reduce or eliminate the barrel distortion often seen in wider lenses. Each cine-style ultra-wide lens features 0.8 Mod focus and iris gears for compatibility with follow focus systems and lens motors and a click-less iris design for precise aperture adjustments. As is customary with cine lenses, the aperture markings are given in T-stops rather than f-stops for a more accurate measurement of the light transmitted (T) through the lens. Each lens has a threaded front for mounting a filter without the weight of a matte box with the 15mm using a 77mm, the 9mm a 55mm, and the 7.5mm a 49mm thread.

7.5mm T2.1
7.5mm T2.1

Laowa 15mm T2.1 Zero-D Cine for Full Frame

The Full-Frame 15mm T2.1 lens is available in a Sony E-mount with focus marks in feet and a Sony E-mount with focus marks in meters. Use this 110° angle-of-view lens with full-frame cameras like the Sony a7 series and the Sony PWX-FX9. With a 5.9" close focus distance, the 15mm T2.1 is perfect for indie filmmakers, vloggers, and anyone looking for a wide, close view.

15mm T2.1
15mm T2.1

Laowa 9mm T2.9 Zero-D Cine for Super 35

Offering the widest coverage for Super 35 sensors and compatible with APS-C and Micro Four Thirds sensors, the Laowa 35 9mm T2.9 lens is available in Micro Four Thirds, FUJIFILM X, and Sony E-mounts. Pair it with cameras like the Sony PXW-FS7M2, PXW-FS5/FS5M2, and Sony Alpha a6500 series for a rectilinear look with next-to-zero distortion as close as 4.7". It offers a 113° AOV for APS-C sensors and a 100° AOV for Micro Four Thirds cameras.

9mm T2.1
9mm T2.1

Laowa 7.5mm T2.1 Cine for MFT

The 7.5mm T2.1 lens lends a compact profile to Micro Four Thirds cameras like the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema 4K, Panasonic DC-GH5, and Z CAM E2. Weighing just a fraction less than 6 oz and focusing as close as 4.7", this widest T2.1 lens available offers a 110° AOV with an ultra-wide rectilinear look suitable for drone, gimbal, and handheld applications.

Laowa 7.5mm T2.1 Cine for MFT
Laowa 7.5mm T2.1 Cine for MFT

Each new ultra-wide Laowa cine lens from Venus Optics comes with a Pelican case with custom-cut foam that cradles the lens during transport. Explore the range of Venus Optics lenses available on the B&H Photo website and pay a visit to the B&H SuperStore when in New York City.

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