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Venus Optics Laowa 4mm f/2.8 Fisheye Lens for FUJIFILM X

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Venus Optics Laowa 4mm f/2.8 Fisheye Lens for FUJIFILM X
Key Features
  • X-Mount Lens/APS-C Format
  • 6mm (35mm Equivalent)
  • Aperture Range: f/2.8 to f/16
  • 210° Angle of View
Presenting an immensely wide field of view within a truly compact package, the Laowa 4mm f/2.8 Fisheye provides a huge 210° angle of view for FUJIFILM X mirrorless cameras. As a circular fisheye, this lens is characterized by its noticeable distortion and bulb-like visual appearance. The greater-than-180° angle of view also enables making full 360° stitched panoramas with just two shots. The lens also sports a bright f/2.8 design for working in available lighting conditions and its manual focus design permits working with subjects as close as 3.1" away for true close-up shooting. Additionally, the fisheye design retains almost full depth of field when stopped down to f/5.6 for consistent and even sharpness.
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Venus Optics Laowa 4mm f/2.8 Fisheye Overview

Presenting an immensely wide field of view within a truly compact package, the Laowa 4mm f/2.8 Fisheye provides a huge 210° angle of view for FUJIFILM X mirrorless cameras. As a circular fisheye, this lens is characterized by its noticeable distortion and bulb-like visual appearance. The greater-than-180° angle of view also enables making full 360° stitched panoramas with just two shots. The lens also sports a bright f/2.8 design for working in available lighting conditions and its manual focus design permits working with subjects as close as 3.1" away for true close-up shooting. Additionally, the fisheye design retains almost full depth of field when stopped down to f/5.6 for consistent and even sharpness.

Ultra wide-angle 4mm f/2.8 prime is designed for FUJIFILM X-mount mirrorless cameras and provides a 6mm equivalent focal length.
Bright f/2.8 maximum aperture is well-suited to working in low and difficult lighting conditions.
Exceptionally wide 210° angle of view along with a circular fisheye design produces a highly distorted image for creative applications as well as the potential to stitch images together for full 360° panoramas.
Manual focus design offers a minimum focusing distance of 3.1".
Lightweight and small design makes this lens suitable for use on drones as well as being ideal for VR imaging, action sports filming, or virtual tours.

Venus Optics Laowa 4mm f/2.8 Fisheye Specs

Focal Length4mm (35mm Equivalent Focal Length: 6mm)
Maximum Aperturef/2.8
Minimum Aperturef/16
Lens MountFUJIFILM X
Lens Format CoverageAPS-C
Angle of View210°
Minimum Focus Distance3.15" / 8 cm
Maximum Magnification0.11x
Optical Design7 Elements in 6 Groups
Diaphragm Blades7
Focus TypeManual Focus
Image StabilizationNo
Filter SizeNone
Dimensions (ø x L)1.8 x 1" / 45.2 x 25.5 mm
Weight4.8 oz / 135 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.74 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)4 x 3.8 x 3.4"

Venus Optics Laowa 4mm f/2.8 Fisheye Reviews

A great novelty lens

By Geoff
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2022-06-17

Lots of fun. Rather long learning curve. Using on an a6000, battery compartment isn't so visible. Must be mindful of things under over or near camera. Consider finger amputation for clear edges.

Crazy fun lens!

By Liza
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-11-26

Sharp, crisp circular images with this unique 4mm, f2.8 fisheye lens from Laowa. Fully manual lens with a robust focus ring. Easy to use but take care not you get your shoes or fingers in the 210 field of view! I love this lens!

Lots of fun and unique perspective...

By Stanley
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2021-11-25

This lens is tiny but produces big images. Good sharpness and contrast that can really be brought out during post processing.

Great toy

By Floyd
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-11-15

I purchased this as a toy to just play with and am very happy I got it.

Great lens to try some new and different shots!

By Kevin
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-08-01

This lens has a solid and quality feel. The lens cap provides good protection and doesn't fall off in my camera bag. I have to remember to check that my feet, tripod legs or face doesn't show at the edges of the images. The images have been very sharp; I made a mask in photoshop to hide the edges.

a fun lens

By Ruth
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-06-24

I have to be careful what get picturel

Great Fisheye for the Price for Fuji

By Dave
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2022-01-17

Aperture Ring and Distance Ring from close to infinity work smoothly....Hard to mount and dismount to camera use the lens Cover to help rotate the lens. Takes Great Pictures and Easy to use, had to crop out my feet in some pictures, and used a rail and cable release so my hands were not in the picture. Worked great at the Botanical Center.

Venus Optics Laowa 4mm f/2.8 Fisheye Lens

By David
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2021-12-31

Love a wide angle lens and for the price this is a great little fisheye lens

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