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(UPDATED) New Laowa 12mm f/2.8 Full Frame A and E-mount lens to be launched on Kickstarter on July 30!

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Venus Optics will soon launch a new lens that will come in two different Sony mounts (A and E-mount). It’s the Laowa 12mm f/2.8! This is their second lens after the really great 105mm STF lens (here on BH). UPDATE: The lens will be launched on Kickstarter to get the necessary fundings.

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The main specifications of the prototype from Venus Optics are the following:

Image circle: 24×36
Field of view: 121.96°
Optical formula: 16 elements, including 2 aspherical elements and 3 elements made of glass with anomalous dispersion, in 10 groups
Number of aperture blades : 7
Aperture range: f/2.8 – f/22
Manual focus
Minimum focusing distance: 0.18m
Maximum magnification: 0.2x
Maximum diameter: 74.8mm
Length: 82.2mm
Weight: circa 570g.

Image samples of the lens used on the Sony A7s can be seen on Flickr.

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