Venus Optics Laowa 7.5mm f/2 MFT Lens for Micro Four Thirds (Silver)

Venus Optics Laowa 7.5mm f/2 MFT Lens for Micro Four Thirds (Silver)

Venus Optics Laowa 7.5mm f/2 MFT Lens for Micro Four Thirds (Silver)

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Product Highlights

  • Micro Four Thirds System
  • 15mm (35mm Equivalent)
  • Aperture Range: f/2 to f/22
  • Rectilinear Lens Design
  • Two Aspherical and Three ED Elements
  • Frog Eye Coating
  • Manual Focus Design
  • Seven-Blade Diaphragm
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Venus Optics 7.5mm f/2.0 overview

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A super wide rectilinear lens for Micro Four Thirds, the silver Laowa 7.5mm f/2 MFT from Venus Optics is a compact and versatile prime that is well-suited to astrophotography and other wide-angle subjects. Beyond its small form factor, this lens also features a notable optical design that 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.
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.
In the Box
Venus Optics Laowa 7.5mm f/2 MFT Lens for Micro Four Thirds (Silver)
  • Front and Rear Lens Caps
  • Lens Hood
  • Limited 3-Year Warranty
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    Venus Optics 7.5mm f/2.0 specs

    Performance
    Focal Length 7.5mm
    Comparable 35mm Focal Length: 15 mm
    Aperture Maximum: f/2
    Minimum: f/22
    Camera Mount Type Micro Four Thirds
    Format Compatibility Micro Four Thirds
    Angle of View 110°
    Minimum Focus Distance 4.72" / 12 cm
    Magnification 0.11x
    Maximum Reproduction Ratio 1:9.09
    Optical Design 13 Elements in 9 Groups
    Diaphragm Blades 7
    Features
    Autofocus No
    Physical
    Filter Thread Front: 46 mm
    Dimensions (DxL) 1.97 x 2.17" / 50 x 55 mm
    Weight 6.00 oz / 170 g
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 0.65 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 3.8 x 3.7 x 3.1"

    Venus Optics 7.5mm f/2.0 reviews

    Laowa 7.5mm f/2 MFT Lens for Micro Four Thirds (Silver) is rated 3.7 out of 5 by 31.
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from A fine lens at a reasonable price. The Laowa 7.5 is a fine lens at a very good price. The construction is quality and operational feel is also quality. The only complaint I have mechanically concerns the lens cover which is hard to grasp and pinch when the lens hood is in place. An after market cover would easily improve this problem. As for performance, color rendition and contrast leave little room for complaint. The lens is very sharp at the center at all f-stops. Extreme edges are soft wide open but clean up nicely by f2.8. There is considerable vignetting wide open, this also diminishes as the lens is stopped down. I am quite pleased with the performance.
    Date published: 2017-07-27
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Just what M43 needed For years I have been asking for a small prime ultrawide for Micro 43. These were my criteria: Small, sharp, sturdy. The Laowa tics all the boxes. As a bonus it's manual focus with a real, useable DOF scale. The fact that it's fast is just gravy. I have been able to use this lens with plain old Zone focusing at f4 and gotten stellar results. It is clearly a better lens than the Olympus 9-18mm that I replaced with it. This image has been passes around a bit and re-JPGed, so any flaws you see are probably from that. The original Raw file was excellent with nice open shadows to work with and tons of clear detail. This was shot at f4.
    Date published: 2017-07-05
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Surprisingly small, sharp well made lens. Well made all metal ultra wide angle lens for m4/3rds. An excellent solution if you need a rectilinear ultra-wide and stop it down a bit. Sharp from corner to corner at f4. In focus from about a meter to infinity at f5.6 with very slight vinetting gone by f4 and a bit. Mounted on a PenF it makes a very compact kit. My only issue is that the manual focus is difficult for my aging eyes. Mounted on a G9 the huge EVF solves that issue but makes a much larger presence. Of course, the huge depth of field at f4 or 5.6 solves the focus issue. Well worth the price and a small, light weight addition to the camera bag.
    Date published: 2018-07-19
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from WHO ON EARTH COMMISSIONED IT?? I just cannot afford to throw money around at something that doesn't meet the spectrum of mechanical alliances in the quark anomalanical of photonic allegiances can I? Being an expert in the field of measuring light synthesis. This particular example of optical arraignment sadly lacks in the area of versatility and disguised refinement that could be better found in the Cosmicar 8.5mm f1.5 for less quids. To be perfectly Francis with you, I fathom that you will be much happier at home using the rather large chunk of geotechnical engineering found in a Sanyo semi-swivel cinematic lens. My example was not too pleasing. Please see attached image when used on the DJI Inspire.
    Date published: 2018-06-14
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from Lacking the thrill factor I really, really wanted to like this lens. But there's far more distortion than I expected from a rectilinear lens. I also found the photos to be kind of flat. Sharp enough, colorful enough, but lacking some kind of life and sparkle I look for in lens. Your mileage may vary, and I'm sure there's a way to use this lens that will be effective for many, but it didn't do it for me, and I'm returning it.
    Date published: 2017-10-15
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wow, good thing in a small package! Yup, it's much better than most of the reviews suggest. Wide open the center is bitingly sharp, and towards the corners I find it's no worse than my old Panasonic 7-14, and at f4 it absolutely kills throughout the frame. Being able to use it at f2 and get good images is very helpful in many of the low light places where I shoot. And, it's easy to focus. Plus it makes nice bokeh when used a bit closer too. However the big advantage it that it totally rocks to be able to carry it in a pocket if need be, much more portable than any zoom. Super wide, and super convenient.
    Date published: 2018-03-03
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from The beast of Wide Angle Lenses This lens is truly amazing, the manual focus ring is precise, the aperture clicks when adjusting are solid and the build is amazing. � The f2 aperture even when set to infinity focus puts so much in focus when filming in low light that its become the epic dance floor lens at weddings for me. The zero distortion for filming wedding venues and real estate is what truly makes this lens perfect, its small form factor for gimbals is perfect and I love mine! � I also love the fact that B&H had the lens shipped from USA to South Africa and to my door in a mere 3 days...you guys are awesome!
    Date published: 2018-04-25
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Not good at all. This lens is a glorified CCTV lens! The aperture ring is not smooth at all! The lens mount on any M4/3 camera is loose. The presence of purple fringing adds more work in Photoshop. The barrel distortions also adds further work. Not sure why a few think it's that good really!! I'll stick with the Kowa 8.5mm thanks which is an awesome lens...
    Date published: 2018-03-08
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