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March 21, 2018
Posted in news

Laowa 9mm f/2.8 APS-C E-mount lens available fore preorder

The new Laowa 9mm f/2.8 APS-C E-mount lens is now available for preorder at VenusLens Store.

Here is a new 9mm review from Christopher Frost:

December 22, 2017
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(SR5 updated) Venus Optics will launch a new super compact 9mm f/2.8 APS-C E-mount lens in early next year

Venus Optics will soon announce this new 9mm f/2.8 APS-C E-mount lens. And Fuji X and Canon EOS-M versions will be released too. These are te very first image samples shot on this lens:


March 26, 2018
Posted in reviews

Laowa 9mm f/2.8 Zero-D review at Opticallimits: “is pretty good indeed”

Laowa 9mm f/2.8 APS-C E-mount lens is now available for preorder at VenusLens Store.

Opticallimits (former Photozone) tested the new Laowa 9mm f/2.8 Zero-D. They tested ther X-mout version but the conclusion are 100% valid for the E-mount version too:

Extreme ultra-wide lenses are never perfect. Keeping this in mind the Laowa is pretty good indeed. It’s super-sharp in the image center and if you avoid f/2.8, the borders/corners are decent. Lateral CAs are generally not an issue. Image distortions are extremely low for a lens of this focal length – and that’s without image auto-correction. The primary weakness is vignetting which is rather extreme at max aperture. However, at medium aperture settings, it’s a lesser issue outside of lab conditions. Flare in strong contra-light can produce quite a bit of glare – a generally weaker aspect in Laowa lenses it seems.

The Laowa 9mm f/2.8 Zero-D may have some shortcomings but that being said we really enjoyed using the lens out there. In real life, the fully manual character wasn’t really an issue. Given the depth-of-field of a 9mm lens you can pretty much guess the focus distance and if needed for close-ups, you can just use magnified focus view in your camera. For most of us, a 9mm lens is quite exotic already thus it shouldn’t be a burden when carrying it. The form and size factor is pretty perfect if these are your constraints as well. We heard that the Laowa 7.5mm f/2 MFT is pretty popular among the drone folks. The 9mm f/2.8 Zero-D has the potential to do the job (and more) on APS-C mirrorless cameras.

Preorder the lens now at VenusLens Store.

March 21, 2018
Posted in deals

We got five new Opteka APS-C E-mount lenses and a new Zonlai 22mm f/1.8 APS-C E-mount lens

These five new Opteka APS-C E-mount lenses are now in Stock at BHphoto.

Zonlai announced a new 22mm f/1.8 APS-C E-mount lens. You can buy it on Amazon US in Black or Silver finish. It’s also available in Europe through Amazon DE and Amazon UK.

And this we posted yesterday:

Kamlan released the new 55mm f/1.2 Full Frame E-mount lens. You can already buy it at Amazon US and Amazon DE.

Don’t forget the new the new Laowa 9mm f/2.8 APS-C E-mount lens is now available for preorder at VenusLens Store.

February 26, 2018
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Venus Optics announces two new E-mount lenses: 25mm f/2.8 5x macro and the 9mmm f/2.8

Today Venus Optics announced two new lenses: The 25mm f/2.8 5x macro for FE and the 9mmm f/2.8 E-mount cameras. Here are both very long press text (google tranlsated from Japanese):

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February 16, 2018
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(SR5) New Laowa 9mm f/2.8 E-mount lens will cost $499

It is now 100% confirmed the new Laowa 9mm f/2.8 E-mount lens will cost $499 and it will be launched in March. The lens is designed for APS-C E-mount cameras (there will be a Fuji X-mount version too).

via Fujirumors

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February 13, 2018
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Sony 400mm f/2.8 FE versus the Canon 400mm lens

image via AP Instagram

It’s really hard to determine the exact size of the new Sony 400mm f/2.8 FE lens based on the leaked image. But we can safely assume it’s pretty much close to the size of the current Canon 400mm lens.

Little is known about the lens yet:

– Preorders will be available this September according to BHphoto.
– The lens will be priced at $10,000+
– This is a GM lens with in lens stabilization (obviously)

This is a lens 99% of our readers will not buy. But for them we have some more exciting news ahead:

What’s next on the E-mount lens front:

  • Tomorrow Zeiss will announce the new Loxia 25mm f/2.4
  • Within the next weeks Samyang will announce a new portrait lens (FE autofocus)
  • Sony could announce a new 135mm f/1.8 FE lens (unconfirmed if it’s coming at Cp+)
  • Super exciting: Sigma will show their native FE Art lens roadmap at CP+
  • Sigma will also launch a new 50mm f/1.4 for the APS-C E-mount cameras
  • Venus Optics will announce a new 9mm f/2.8 ASP-C E-mount lens
  • Tokina will showcase new FE lenses too (wide and super wide angle primes)

So you see there is plenty of stuff coming soon!

One more thing:

Sony registered a new camera code in late 2017. So there may be a new camera announcement at CP+ too. Is it for the new A7III?

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