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Venus Optics Laowa 7.5mm f/2 MFT Lens for Micro Four Thirds (Ultralight Version, Black)

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Venus Optics Laowa 7.5mm f/2 MFT Lens for Micro Four Thirds (Ultralight Version, Black)
Key Features
  • Micro Four Thirds System
  • 15mm (35mm Equivalent)
  • Aperture Range: f/2 to f/22
  • Lightweight Version for Aerial Use
Developed for aerial photography applications, the black ultralight version of the Laowa 7.5mm f/2 MFT is a super-wide rectilinear lens for Micro Four Thirds Cameras. Compared to the standard version of this lens, this reduced-weight edition is 20g lighter, making it well-suited for use with drones and gimbals. Aside from its lightweight design, the wide focal length and bright f/2 maximum aperture are also ideal for astrophotography applications, and its optical design incorporates two aspherical elements and three extra-low dispersion elements to control distortion and aberrations for improved clarity and sharpness. A Frog Eye Coating has also been applied to the front element to guard against water and dust, and the lens's manual focus design permits working with subjects as close 4.7" away.
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Venus Optics Laowa 7.5mm f/2 Overview

Developed for aerial photography applications, the black ultralight version of the Laowa 7.5mm f/2 MFT is a super-wide rectilinear lens for Micro Four Thirds Cameras. Compared to the standard version of this lens, this reduced-weight edition is 20g lighter, making it well-suited for use with drones and gimbals. Aside from its lightweight design, the wide focal length and bright f/2 maximum aperture are also ideal for astrophotography applications, and its optical design incorporates two aspherical elements and three extra-low dispersion elements to control distortion and aberrations for improved clarity and sharpness. A Frog Eye Coating has also been applied to the front element to guard against water and dust, and the lens's manual focus design permits working with subjects as close 4.7" away.

Ultra wide-angle prime is designed for Micro Four Thirds mirrorless cameras and provides a 15mm equivalent focal length.
This lightweight version of the lens weighs 20g less than the standard version, making it better suited for aerial/drone photography. It shares the same optical design and metallic build quality, however some of the parts have been redesigned and replaced in order to reduce the overall weight.
Bright f/2 maximum aperture benefits working in dark and difficult lighting conditions.
Rectilinear design renders scenes with straight vertical lines and minimal distortion for a more realistic portrayal.
Two aspherical elements and three extra-low dispersion elements are featured to minimize spherical and chromatic aberrations for sharper, clearer, and more color-accurate imagery.
Frog Eye Coating has been applied to the front element to help repel water and dust.
Manual focus design permits working with subjects as close as 4.7" away.
Accepts 46mm screw-in filters and a petal-shaped lens hood is also included.

Venus Optics Laowa 7.5mm f/2 Specs

Key Specs
Focal Length
7.5mm (35mm Equivalent: 15mm)
Maximum Aperture
f/2
Lens Mount
Micro Four Thirds
Lens Format Coverage
Micro Four Thirds
Focus Type
Manual Focus
Image Stabilization
No
Filter Size
46 mm (Front)
Maximum Aperture
f/2
Minimum Aperture
f/22
Lens Mount
Micro Four Thirds
Lens Format Coverage
Micro Four Thirds
Angle of View
110°
Minimum Focus Distance
4.72" / 12 cm
Maximum Magnification
0.11x
Optical Design
13 Elements in 9 Groups
Diaphragm Blades
7
Focus Type
Manual Focus
Image Stabilization
No
Filter Size
46 mm (Front)
Dimensions (ø x L)
1.97 x 2.17" / 50 x 55 mm
Weight
5.29 oz / 150 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight
0.655 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
3.95 x 3.85 x 3.55"

Venus Optics Laowa 7.5mm f/2 Reviews

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This lens will work on my Inspire 2 with X5S?

This lens will work on my Inspire 2 with X5S?
Asked by: Atort Aerials
Yes. I bought this lens for my Inspire 2 w/ X5s. No problems.
Answered by: rhyan
Date published: 2021-09-05

Having to buy one should I buy the UltraLight ...

Having to buy one should I buy the UltraLight version or the normal (20$ is not the point). Is the UltraLight (more expensive) better or, given lowest weight, is worse (for example due to more plastic and less metal) ?
Asked by: Marcello
The UltraLight version is more so meant for use on drones for aerial photography.
Answered by: Zachariah
Date published: 2021-02-21

Is this compatible with Canon EOS 7D, please?

Is this compatible with Canon EOS 7D, please?
Asked by: honnest
Believe this is a 4/3s camera lens mount not a typical EOS F Type mount
Answered by: Ray
Date published: 2020-09-22

Is this compatible with a Canon M6?

Is this compatible with a Canon M6?
Asked by: Terry
This lens is not compatible with the Canon M6--it's designed for cameras with a Micro Four Thirds mount.
Answered by: Boyd H
Date published: 2021-03-17

What is the temperature operating range for this ...

What is the temperature operating range for this lens?
Asked by: Julian
There is no listed operating temperature for this lens from the manufacturer.
Answered by: Zachariah
Date published: 2021-01-31

If you use a GH5 is the image still sharp in the ...

If you use a GH5 is the image still sharp in the corners at f/2?
Asked by: Seth
If you are focusing on a flat plane parallel to your camera's sensor, and the subject at the corner of the image is at the focus distance set by the lens, then yes, the corner of the image should be in relatively sharp focus, though there may be some vignetting at f2.
Answered by: Manzell
Date published: 2020-12-01

I find this lens to have soft corners. Will it ...

I find this lens to have soft corners. Will it ever be improved?
Asked by: B4
It's just a glorified CCTV lens marketed to fanboys.
Answered by: Lee
Date published: 2023-08-18

Will this work with a Canon M6?

Will this work with a Canon M6?
Asked by: Terry
This lens is designed for Micro Four Thirds cameras; the Canon M6 has a different mount--an EF-M lens mount.
Answered by: Boyd H
Date published: 2021-03-17
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