Venus Optics announces three lenses: 12mm f/2.8 Zero-D, 100mm f/2.8 2X Ultra Macro APO and 25mm f/2.8 2.5-5X Ultra Macro

Venus Optics has added three Canon RF and Nikon Z variant lenses. Laowa 12mm f/2.8 Zero-D provides the new world’s widest angle of view and fastest f/2.8 aperture on Canon & Nikon’s mirrorless systems, the company claims. The 100mm f/2.8 ultra-macro creates 2X magnified close-up shots without chromatic aberration and and the 25mm f/2.8 ultra-macro revolutionizes macro photography between 2.5X – 5X life-size. The price of them will stay the same as their predecessors.

The Laowa 12mm f/2.8 Zero- D features the widest angle of view (122°) ever offered from a f/2.8 lens, which is an ideal lens for landscape, architecture, interior, travel and astrophotography. It is now available in 7 mounts: Canon EF, Nikon F, Pentax K, Sony A, Sony FE, Canon RF & Nikon Z mounts. MSRP in US is US$849.

Laowa 25mm f/2.8 2.5-5X Ultra Macro is the most compact and versatile high magnification macro lens, optimized for macro shooting between 2.5X – 5X life size. 

The lens is specially designed with an extended working distance (45mm at 2x and 40mm at 2.5x) and small lens barrel. The Laowa 25mm f/2.8 2.5-5X is developed for both professional and leisure macro photography, to be used in the field or indoor set-ups. There are 6 mounts currently available for this lens: Canon EF, Nikon F, Pentax K, Sony FE, Canon RF & Nikon. MSRP in US is US$399.

Laowa 100mm f/2.8 2:1 Macro is the second member of Laowa 2:1 macro line-up. It features an apochromatic (APO) characteristic that both longitudinal and lateral chromatic aberration are invisible. This new 100mm lens can cover full-frame sensor size and focus from 2:1 magnification to infinity. Currently, Canon EF, Nikon AI, Sony FE mounts are available. The New Canon RF mount & Nikon Z mount will start shipping in Mar 2020 tentatively. MSRP in US is $499.