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Venus Optics Laowa 8-16mm f/3.5-5 Zoom CF Lens (SONY E)

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Venus Optics Laowa 8-16mm f/3.5-5 Zoom CF Lens (SONY E)
Key Features
  • APS-C | f/3.5-5 to f/16
  • 12-24mm (Full-Frame Equivalent)
  • 5-Blade Diaphragm
  • Manual Focus Design
Capture wider perspectives while saving space in your camera bag with the Laowa 8-16mm f/3.5-5 Zoom CF from Venus Optics. With its incredibly low weight and versatile focal range, this lens is perfect for on-the-go photographers who benefit from a lightweight camera configuration. With an angle of view ranging from 82.9 to 120.9 degrees, this lens allows for capturing landscapes and wide-angle portraits from unique points of view.
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How does the max apeture change, ie. at what ...

How does the max apeture change, ie. at what focal lengths is it f/3.5, at what f/4.0, 4.5, and 5.0, respectively?
Asked by: Piotr
Re: James (B&H staff answer above) - yours is a non-answer. I know it doesn't have pins, I've done my research and this isn't my firs rodeo with fully analog lenses, having owned 4 Laowa lenses already. You CAN provide a quality answer, if you make an effort, here's how: 1) ask the manufacturer. They don't offer this info on product page, but when such a big reseller asks - they're bound to disclose the info to y'all. 2) aperture is a ratio of two on physical measurements: focal length and iris diameter. The latter you can measure with any measuring device once you slap on a (flat) UV filter in front of the (bulbous) front element. The former - you can't directly measure, but you sure can directly and precisely deduce from the field of view (FoV) that you can measure with a test chart and an angle measure. Now - you can think of excuses or you can take either of these actions and get answers. Also, note - you're uniquely qualified to get answers as (1) you have a much greater position when talking with Laowa than just any individual customer and (2) you have access to physical copies of the lens to make measurements unlike (prospective) customers and (3) it is in your - and community's - interest to obtain these answers as depending on what these specs are the lens may grow in attractiveness
Answered by: Piotr
Date published: 2024-05-08

is this a auto focus lens?

is this a auto focus lens?
Asked by: Paul
The Venus Optics Laowa 8-16mm f/3.5-5 Zoom CF Lens (FUJIFILM X) is a manual focus only lens.
Answered by: Boyd H
Date published: 2024-01-02

Can it be used with Nikon Z7 II?

Can it be used with Nikon Z7 II?
Asked by: Pablo
The Venus Optics Laowa 8-16mm f/3.5-5 Zoom CF Lens (NIKON Z) can be used on the Nikon Z7ii, but since it is an APSC lens it will crop the full frame sensor of the Nikon Z7ii. Less than half of the available megapixels will be used. The angle of view will increase by 1.5x
Answered by: Daniel C
Date published: 2024-01-02
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