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

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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):

 

LAOWA 25 mm F 2.8 2.5 – 5 ULTRA MACRO

Suggested retail price Open price
Expected market price TBD
Scheduled release date around early April 2018

Main Product Features
· It is a macro lens for full size of manual focus.
· The shortest shooting distance is 173 to 223.5 mm and shooting magnification 2.5 to 5 times is available.
· It is possible to secure a working distance of 40 mm (5 times) to 45 mm (2.5 times) by optical design with a special configuration. It can correspond to various lighting to obtain better shooting result.
· By adopting ultra low dispersion lens (UD lens), by appropriately suppressing chromatic aberration and color fringe, it is possible to capture images with high sharpness and high color reproducibility.
· Each lens is coated with multilayer coating, minimizing ghost and flare. Therefore, under a strong light source, it is possible to take pictures with a very high contrast and neutral color.
· Adopting a metal enclosure with excellent robustness.
· It is compact, lightweight and excellent in portability.

Main specifications
Focal length: 25 mm
Open F value: F 2.8
Field of View: 10.3 degrees
Lens construction: 6 groups 8 pieces
Minimum aperture: F16
Maximum aperture: F 2.8
Minimum photographing distance: 173 mm to 223.5 mm
Working Distance: 40 mm – 45 mm
Shooting magnification: 2.5 times to 5 times
Number of diaphragm blade: 8
Weight: 400 g
Corresponding mount: Canon EF, Nikon F, Pentax K, Sony FE

※ Product specifications are subject to change without notice due to improvements.


LAOWA 9 mm F 2.8 Zero-D

Suggested retail price Open price
Expected market price TBD
Scheduled release date around early April 2018

Main Product Features
· This product is the best lens for photographing landscape photographs, architectural photographs, interior photographs, star photographs and so on.
· Use 3 special low dispersion lens (ED lens) and 2 glass aspheric lenses luxuriously. By adopting an optical design with extremely reduced distortion to zero, it is possible to capture landscape photographs and architectural photographs without the influence of distortion.
· It is the widest angle lens (113 °) lens among wide-angle lenses for APS-C cameras of open F 2.8, which is currently on the market. (*)
· It adopts metal enclosure with excellent robustness and luxury. Effective flower type hood is attached.
· This product is the brightest, the most compact and lightweight lens among the same class products. Because it is very convenient to carry, it is also ideal for daily snapshot.

(※) As of February 1, 2018 VenusOptics examined

Main specifications
Focal length: 9 mm
Maximum F value: F 2.8
Viewing angle: 113 degrees (corresponding format: APS-C)
Lens construction: 10 groups of 15
Number of diaphragm blades: 7
Shortest shooting distance: 12 cm
Maximum magnification: 0.13 times
Filter diameter: φ 49 mm
Weight: ~ 215 g * Variable depending on mount
Corresponding mount: FUJIFILM X, Canon EF-M, Sony E

※ Product specifications are subject to change without notice due to improvements etc.

via Sightron.co.jp

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