The Venus Optics 15mm f2 is the World’s Fastest 15mm Lens

Venus Optics announced the unveiling of two premium lenses with extreme specifications and promising impressive performance, the Laowa 15mm f/2 FE Zero-D and Laowa 7.5mm f/2 MFT.

Designed specifically for Sony Full Frame Mirrorless cameras, the Laowa 15mm f/2 FE is currently the world’s fastest 15mm rectilinear lens for full-frame cameras. It features a close-to-zero optical distortion, allowing photographers to take landscape or architecture shots with straight lines retained. Additionally, Venus Optics has managed to add a 72mm filter thread allowing photographers to easily install standard screw-in filters without paying for an expensive filter holder system. They’ve also successfully controlled the size and weight of the lens, weighing only 1.1 pounds and 82mm in length for compactness and easy portability.

The Laowa 7.5mm f/2 MFT is the Widest f/2 rectilinear lens ever designed for Micro Four Thirds cameras. Weighing only a merely 0.37 pounds and 55mm long, the lens offers a 110 angle of view and ultrafast f/2 aperture making it an ideal option to pair up with drones for aerial photography. It also gives photographers a fast and wide-angle option for low-light shooting as well as landscape photography.

The detailed specs of each lens is as follows:

Lens

15mm f/2

7.5mm f/2

Focal Length

15mm

7.5mm

Maximum Aperture (Fno)

F/2.0

F/2.0

Angle of view

110°

110°

Format Compatibility

Full Frame

Micro Four Thirds

Minimum Focus distance

5.91” (15cm)

4.72” (12cm)

Maximum Reproduction Ratio

0.25x

0.11x

Focusing

Manual Focus

Manual Focus

Filter Thread

72mm

49mm

Dimensions(DxL)

Φ66×82mm

Φ50x55mm

Weight

1.10 lb (500 g)

0.37 pounds (170g)

Mounts

Sony FE

MFT

The Laowar 15mm f/2 FE Zero-D and the Laowa 7.5mm f/2 MFT will be available in early 2017. Find out more about these exciting new offerings by visiting Venus Optics website here.