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Venus Optics Laowa 4mm f/2.8 Fisheye Lens for Nikon Z

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Venus Optics Laowa 4mm f/2.8 Fisheye Lens for Nikon Z
Key Features
  • Nikon Z 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 Nikon Z 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

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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 Nikon Z 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 Nikon Z Mount mirrorless cameras and provides an 8mm 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

Key Specs
Focal Length
4mm (35mm Equivalent: 6mm)
Maximum Aperture
f/2.8
Lens Mount
Nikon Z
Lens Format Coverage
APS-C
Focus Type
Manual Focus
Image Stabilization
No
Filter Size
No
Maximum Aperture
f/2.8
Minimum Aperture
f/16
Lens Mount
Nikon Z
Lens Format Coverage
APS-C
Angle of View
210°
Minimum Focus Distance
3.15" / 8 cm
Maximum Magnification
0.11x
Optical Design
7 Elements in 6 Groups
Diaphragm Blades
7
Focus Type
Manual Focus
Image Stabilization
No
Filter Size
No
Dimensions (ø x L)
1.8 x 1" / 45.2 x 25.5 mm
Weight
4.8 oz / 135 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight
0.815 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
3.8 x 3.7 x 3.4"

Venus Optics Laowa 4mm f/2.8 Fisheye Reviews

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If I zoom in with this lens on my nikon z30 will ...

If I zoom in with this lens on my nikon z30 will the vignetting get smaller and be in the corners?
Asked by: aidan
The Venus Optics Laowa 4mm f/2.8 Fisheye Lens for Nikon Z is for Nikon Z cameras with an APS-C size sensor, including the Nikon Z30 Mirrorless Camera. The lens does produce a circular image. This is not a zoom lens; you could crop out the black border in post but will end up with a small file.
Answered by: Lawrence C
Date published: 2023-06-27

Will I get vignetting (black corners) with this ...

Will I get vignetting (black corners) with this lens on a nikon z30?
Asked by: aidan
Yes, Venus Optics Laowa 4mm f/2.8 Fisheye Lens for Nikon Z creates a circular vignetting effect when mounted on Nikon Z30 or APS-C sensor mirrorless cameras.
Answered by: Llinelva D
Date published: 2023-06-27

how would this lens perform on a FX Z mount?

how would this lens perform on a FX Z mount?
Asked by: mark
Venus Optics Laowa 4mm f/2.8 Fisheye Lens for Nikon Z will work on an FX Z mount camera. However since it is an apsc lens the circular image will be very small in the frame. You can crop in later but the resolution will be much lower.
Answered by: Daniel C
Date published: 2022-11-04

Can I zoom in to get rid of vignetting (black ...

Can I zoom in to get rid of vignetting (black corners) with this lens on a nikon z30?
Asked by: aidan
The Venus Optics Laowa 4mm f/2.8 Fisheye Lens for Nikon Z is a lens with a fixed focal length of 4mm, so you cannot zoom in with this lens.
Answered by: Elliot
Date published: 2023-06-28

It mentions that the lens is compatible with ...

It mentions that the lens is compatible with Nikon Z30 Nikon Z50 and Nikon Zfc. How about the Z6?
Asked by: Teddy
Yes, the Venus optics laowa 4mm lens will adapt to all Nikon Z bodies.
Answered by: hectorm
Date published: 2023-06-25

When used on the Panasonic Lumix S5, is the grip ...

When used on the Panasonic Lumix S5, is the grip visible?
Asked by: Matthew
The Venus Optics Laowa 4mm f/2.8 Fisheye Lens for Leica L will see the grip on the Panasonic Lumix S5 and produce a tiny image. This lens is for cameras with an APS-C size sensor.
Answered by: Lawrence C
Date published: 2024-01-03

Will this work on a Canon R5? How much of the ...

Will this work on a Canon R5? How much of the senaor would be "wasted?"
Asked by: Bruce
The Venus Optics Laowa 4mm f/2.8 Fisheye Lens for Canon RF only provides a circular fisheye in the APS-C sized area of the sensor. This would not use any of the larger Full-Frame sensor area of the Canon EOS R5 Mirrorless Camera at all.
Answered by: Yaakov
Date published: 2023-06-26

Does this lens mount on a RF mount as well?

Does this lens mount on a RF mount as well?
Asked by: Philipp
No, this is for an EF-M mount only.
Answered by: Rob
Date published: 2020-07-08
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