Venus Optics is today announcing a brand new lens for DSLR cameras. It is a 100m f2 lens that is all manual focus and has a metal exterior. With a maximum aperture of f2, it also has 11 elements in 8 groups as well as 8 aperture blades. The imaging circle offers full frame coverage, which works well with Sony A mount, Canon EF, NikonF and Pentax K mounts. However, they’re also making a version for Sony FE mount cameras.
The Venus Optics Laowa 105mm f/2 (as it’s called) can also focus as closely as a little under three feet. It will ship out in May for a price of $699. Sample photos are after the jump.