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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

Focal Length7.5mm (35mm Equivalent Focal Length: 15mm)
Maximum Aperturef/2
Minimum Aperturef/22
Lens MountMicro Four Thirds
Lens Format CoverageMicro Four Thirds
Angle of View110°
Minimum Focus Distance4.72" / 12 cm
Maximum Magnification0.11x
Optical Design13 Elements in 9 Groups
Diaphragm Blades7
Focus TypeManual Focus
Image StabilizationNo
Filter Size46 mm (Front)
Dimensions (ø x L)1.97 x 2.17" / 50 x 55 mm
Weight5.29 oz / 150 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.655 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)3.95 x 3.85 x 3.55"

Venus Optics Laowa 7.5mm f/2 Reviews

Laowa 7.5mmF2 M4/3

By Chester
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-03-29

Great lens with great optics, even at F2. Looks like toy lens even on M4/3 body but makes it nice to transport. M Focus doesn't bother me as I have done this for many years with MF and 35mm Nikon film lenses. AND don't forget great service from B&H.

Great Wide Angle Lens with 110 Degree View Angle

By Don
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-01-28

I’m not a professional photographer but have spent a considerable amount of time taking time lapse sequences of sunrises and sunsets. The Venus Optics Laowa 7.5 f/2 MFT lens is ideal for this type of filming with its 110 degree angle of view. True, it is a manual lens with limited capabilities but I am pleased with the clarity and sharpness especially around the edges with minimal aberrations and distortions which are typical with lower end wide angle lenses. I have used the lens on a BMPCC and Z Cam E1 with acceptable results on both cameras with no edge cropping. It may be a slightly pricey for being a manual lens, but for my use it works quite well. With B&H’s excellent return policy, I would definitely say to give the lens a try and if it doesn’t suit your needs or critique, return it.

Great Product !

By Tech in Carabes
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-11-19

Great Product !

Love this lens.

By Loren
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-10-27

I use this for both video and still photography. Slight barrel distortion, but nothing excessive. Be prepared to manually focus, but at 7.5mm, the DOF makes this easy. Set it at hyperfocal distance, and you are pretty much good to go. It does look like a toy on my Lumix GH5, but produces good results.

Astrophotography

By oren
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-09-12

I bought the lens for astrophotography. it is the widest and fastest lens for MFT. After I used it, it's really Does the work sharp and bright.

Lens is soft, looks gimmicky on GH5 and support is terrible

By Cornelius
Rated 1 out of 5
Date: 2020-09-02

1. This is lens get very soft at from F/4 down to F/2 on my GH5 2. If you plan to use it on GH5 is looks gimmicky at best, don't take this on professional job or set. 3. My focus ring started slipping at last 1/4 turn (go figure), I reached out to Laowa twice using their support email address [email protected] and nobody has responded yet, even though lens had 3 year warranty. I would stay away from this lens and terrible support.

Great lens

By Ryan
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-06-13

I am not a big reviewer or a pro, but this lens is terrific. I have had it for about 6 months. Yes it is a manual aperture and focus, but it is easy to use because of its wide angle nature. My test for a lenses is really how much it stays on my camera, which is mostly based on ergonomics and the quality of photos. I find myself using this lens a lot. I love nature pics, but I also like to incorporate my family in them (vacation pics). For reference, m current lens and camera stable includes: EM1ii, EM5ii, pro 12-40 (good), pro 40-150 (great), pro 300 (good), 45mm 1.8mm (great), Panasonic 20mm (good) and 14-150mm (good). This lens is fun, small, light, sharp, and takes amazing quality photos. I love the way it renders colors. It has its own personality. The only negative is it is not rated as water resistant. For $500 and on the Olympus platform it should be in my opinion.

Just as Expected

By Lou
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-01-28

Just got this lens, and I am very pleased with its performance, It does take some time to learn how to use it properly. I based my purchase on You Tube reviews and reading reviews online, No regrets, So Far.

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