Venus Optics announces Laowa 9mm, 12mm T2.9, 15mm T2.1 RF mount lenses

Venus Optics announces Laowa 9mm, 12mm T2.9, 15mm T2.1 RF mount lenses
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Venus Optics has announced a new trio of Canon RF mount cine lenses, introducing the Laowa 9mm T2.9, Laowa 15mm T2.1 and Laowa 12mm T2.9 Zero-D.

The new Laowa 9mm T2.9 features a 113-degree angle of view on Super35 sensors, while the 15mm T2.1 and 12mm T2.9 feature a 110- and 122-degree angle of view, respectively, on cameras with full frame sensors.

The three new Zero-D lenses promise ‘close to zero’ distortion and are designed for shooting in low light and indoor videography.

The lenses boast a compact, lightweight design, with the Laowa 9mm weighing just 226g, the 15mm at 540g and the 12mm at 675g.

The Laowa 9mm can focus as close as 12cm, while the 12mm can focus up to 18cm and the 15mm up to 15cm.

Venus Optics says it has also improved the housing on the cinema versions of the existing sills lenses. Both the aperture and focus rings offer 0.8 mod pitch gears for pairing up with follow-focus motors. The aperture ring is also now click-less for smooth iris control.

As well as Canon RF mount, the 9mm T2.9 Zero-D Cine is also available in Fuji X, Sony E and Micro Four Thirds mounts. The 15mm T2.1 Zero-D Cine is also available in Sony FE mount, and the 12mm T2.9 Zero-D Cine is available in Canon EF, PL, Sony FE mount.

The Laowa 9mm T2.9 price tag is $599, while the 15mm T2.1 is priced $1,199 and the 12mm T2.9 costs $1,499.

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