Laowa releases three new 7.5mm, 9mm and 15mm cine lenses for MFT, Super 35 and Full-Frame

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Venus Optics, the company behind Laowa, has announced three new cine lenses. They are the Laowa 7.5mm T2.1 Cine for Micro Four Thirds, the Laowa 9mm T2.9 Zero-D Cine for Super35 and the Laowa 15mm T2.1 Zero-D Cine for “large format” (full-frame) video-capable cameras. Laowa says that all three lenses feature the same optical system as their photography lens equivalents, the 7.5mm f/2, 9mm f/2.8 and 15mm f/2.

The Laowa 7.5mm T2.1 Cine is available in Micro Four Thirds mount only. Designed for cameras like the Pocket 4K, Panasonic GH5 and Z-Cam MFT cameras it offers a nice, wide rectilinear field of view. The price for the lens is $599 and it should start showing up at US retailers soon.

Focal length 7.5mm
Format Micro Four Thirds
Mounts Micro Four Thirds
Angle of view 110°
T-Stop T2.1-22
Optics 13 elements in 9 groups
Aperture blades 7
Min focus distance 12cm
Filter diameter 49mm
Dimensions 56 x 46mm
Weight 170g

The Laowa 9mm T2.9 Zero-D Cine is designed for Super 35mm systems (essentially, APS-C), although as well as Sony E and Fuji X mounts, this lens is also available in Micro Four Thirds mount. This lens is also expected to be $599 and should start popping up at retailers soon.

Focal length 9mm
Format Super 35mm
Mounts Fuji X, Sony E, Micro Four Thirds
Angle of view 113° (110° MFT)
T-Stop T2.9-22
Optics 15 elements in 10 groups
Aperture blades 7
Min focus distance 12cm
Filter diameter 55mm
Dimensions 62.4 x 54mm
Weight 247g

The Laowa 15mm T2.1 Zero-D Cine lens is designed for full-frame cameras and comes in only Sony FE mount (sorry, EF mount users). Even though it’s a full-frame lens, though, destined primarily for the Sony A7 and A9 series cameras, it should also work fine on the APS-C A6x00 series bodies, too. This lens is a little more pricey than the other two, coming in at $1,199 and should be available at online retailers soon.

Focal length 15mm
Format Full Frame
Mounts Sony E4
Angle of view 110°
T-Stop T2.1-22
Optics 12 elements in 9 groups
Aperture blades 5
Min focus distance 15cm
Filter diameter 77mm
Dimensions 784.86 x 91.2mm
Weight 540g

Pre-orders for the 7.5mm T2.1 Cine, 9mm T2.9 Zero-D Cine and 15mm T2.1 Zero-D Cine lenses are open on the Laowa website, and they should start appearing at all the usual places in the near future. Shipping is expected at some point during June.

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