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Venus Optics Laowa Zero-D S35 7.5mm T/2.9 Cine Lens (Sony E, Feet/Meters)

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Venus Optics Laowa Zero-D S35 7.5mm T/2.9 Cine Lens (Sony E, Feet/Meters)
Key Features
  • For Cameras with Super35 Sensors
  • T2.9 to T22 Aperture
  • 80mm Front diameter
  • 7-Blade Iris
Extremely wide for a Super35 lens, yet without fisheye distortion, the Laowa Zero-D S35 7.5mm T/2.9 Cine Lens from Venus Optics is a cine lens light enough to fly on a drone and an excellent choice for architectural filming, as it keeps straight lines from warping and parallel lines remain parallel. Fitted with a Sony E mount, this lens is a seeming contradiction in lens creation; the 7.5mm is both small and lightweight, yet optically fast and sharp. Use the lens with your camera in handheld, tripod, gimbal, stabilizer, or drone configuration for sharp, clear images in dim to bright conditions.
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Venus Optics Laowa 7.5mm T/2.9 Zero-D Overview

Extremely wide for a Super35 lens, yet without fisheye distortion, the Laowa Zero-D S35 7.5mm T/2.9 Cine Lens from Venus Optics is a cine lens light enough to fly on a drone and an excellent choice for architectural filming, as it keeps straight lines from warping and parallel lines remain parallel. Fitted with a Sony E mount, this lens is a seeming contradiction in lens creation; the 7.5mm is both small and lightweight, yet optically fast and sharp. Use the lens with your camera in handheld, tripod, gimbal, stabilizer, or drone configuration for sharp, clear images in dim to bright conditions.

With focus scales marked in both feet and meters, the lens is suitable for anyone without remarking the distances, and the built-in 0.8 MOD rings allow you to easily integrate this lens into your cinema lens accessory setup, as it works with industry-standard follow focus units and lens motors. In addition, the lens accepts optional 77mm threaded filters, which can help protect your front element and improve your images by cutting through UV and glare. The lens comes with front and rear caps, as well as a protective hard case.

The lens offers a 123° angle of view in Super35. The T2.9 maximum aperture allows filmmakers to shoot under low light situations and control the depth of field, making it suitable for shooting in tight spaces or for establishing shots.
The "Zero-Distortion" design and construction enables cinematographers to shoot with straight lines without wide-angle or fisheye distortion, extremely useful when shooting architectural, aerial, and indoor footage.
This optical design contains 16 elements in 10 groups, including 2 ED and 2 aspherical glasses for controlling chromatic aberration to the minimum. It renders outstanding and sharp images, which saves a lot of time on post-production.
The relatively short focusing distance of 9.84" makes it ideal for focusing on close subjects with a strong background bokeh effect.
Endowed with a lightweight body, the lens is exceptionally compact and transportable, measuring 3.17" long and weighing less than 1.4 lb. It can easily fit onto stabilizations systems, including handheld gimbals. It is also built to have a front element that does not extend past the outer barrel, which allows 77mm screw-in filters to be directly attached to the lens barrel, making it even more user-friendly and convenient, especially for aerial cinematography.
The focus and iris rings have built-in 0.8 MOD gears.

Venus Optics Laowa 7.5mm T/2.9 Zero-D Specs

Focal Length
7.5mm
Maximum Aperture
T2.9
Minimum Aperture
T22
Lens Mount
Sony E
Lens Format Coverage
Super35/APS-C
Image Circle
29.0 mm
Focus Scales
Metric, Imperial
Optical Design
16 Elements in 10 Groups
Filter Thread
77 mm
Minimum Focus Distance
From Unspecified Point in Lens: 9.8" / 25 cm
Diaphragm Blades
7
Image Stabilization
No
Weight
21.5 oz / 610 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight
3.79 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
12 x 9.2 x 4.4"

Venus Optics Laowa 7.5mm T/2.9 Zero-D Reviews

Amazing Lens, One Major Flaw (forgivable)

By Jake
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2023-07-30

I'm really ticked off that they allow the other review from somebody who didn't even buy it, just bemoaning that it doesn't come in the mount they want, artificially swaying the star rating negatively. My experience with the lens has been amazing so far, it is unreal how wide this lens is-absolutely jarring to see how much field of view there is. Essentially if something is in view of the front element, the lens can see it. The lens is quite sharp, even wide open. The distortion, while there, is almost completely unnoticeable, and doesn't exist in most scenarios. I find this lens PERFECT for real estate and astrophotography. The color rendition is quite good, it comes with a nice pelican-like case, the construction is quite sturdy (as you would expect from a cine lens), and overall it's just a solid lens. The only major downside is it has a rather unappealing flare when the light is coming from above your frameline. If it's in the frame, it looks great, on the sides, fine. But above or below, it creates this lighting artifact that blocks most of your image. This is easily solved by stopping down to T/8, but it has lead me to have some trouble shooting in scenarios in which I could use the extra light (such as fancy venues, or dimly lit basements). I find the flaring forgivable considering the special use-cases of this lens, but it is something you should be aware of before purchasing. In short, if you're a real estate videographer, you probably should add this lens to your kit.

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