Venus Optics has announced the Laowa OOOM 25-100mm T2.9 cine lens, price tag starting at $5,000, for use with Canon EF, Sony E and PL mount cameras.
Originally announced as a development project back in 2018, the Laowa OOOM 25-100mm T2.9 cine lens is part of a new line of OOOM lenses from Venus Optics, which stands for Out Of Our Minds. Venus Optics explains that the name is meant to signify that these lenses are those seeking to fulfil needs cinematographers might not have thought of previously.
The Laowa OOOM 25-100mm T2.9 cine lens offers a 4x zoom range, extending from ultra-wide up to telephoto.
It boasts a bigger Super35 design and you can expand the new Laowa lens’s coverage into full-frame using Venus Optics’ 1.4x FF Expander.
The Laowa OOOM 25-100mm T2.9 cine lens also promises low focus breathing and strong low light capability thanks to its fast T2.9 aperture. It can also focus as close as 60cm from the sensor.
What’s more, a new 1.33X rear Anamorphic Adapter can create a cinematic 2.35:1 widescreen ratio when used with the Laowa OOOM 25-100mm T2.9 cine lens.
The Laowa OOOM 25-100mm T2.9 cine lens price tag is $5,000 for the lens only and $6,500 for a bundle that includes the lens and the 2 adapters.
Each of the adapters is priced $999.