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Venus Optics released a new lens, the Laowa 7.5mm T2.9 Zero-D S35 Cine.
|Format||Super 35mm Cine|
|Mounts||Sony E, Canon RF, Nikon Z, Fuji X|
|Angle of view||123°|
|Optics||16 elements in 10 groups|
|Min focus distance||25cm|
|Dimensions||80 x 80.7mm|
Venus Optics press release:
Anhui China, 7March 2022–Venus Optics, the camera lens manufacturer specialized in making unique lenses for photographers and cinematographers, has officially released Laowa 7.5mm T2.9 Zero-D S35 Cine. The lens is the widest rectilinear lens in the S35 line-up,producingan excellent “Zero-Distortion” image even with the 123° perspective.Filters can also be directly attached to the lens, making it highly user-friendly. The cine lens is now available for order and is priced at USD 699.
Presenting the widest angle of view (123°) ever offered in the Super35 line-up. It provides users with a super broad unique-to-your-eye perspective. A T2.9 large aperture is also beneficial for filmmakers to shoot under low light situations and control thedepth of field. It would be suitable for shooting in a limited space or using it for epic establishing shots.
The lens additionally delivers outstanding image quality with close to “Zero-Distortion.” This enables cinematographers to shoot with straight lines retained. The “Zero-D” design is advantageous when shooting architectural, aerial, and indoor footage.
The shortest focusing distance of this lens is 25 cm/ 9.84”, allowing cinematographers to be close to the subject and still focus. Creating a strong visual impact with an extreme close up and at the same time favorable in creating shallower depth-of-field that helps build a nice background bokeh effect.
Excellent Image Quality
The newly devised optical structure contains 16 elements in 10 groups, with two Extra-low Dispersion (ED) glasses and two aspherical glasses. This helps improve imagesharpness and controls chromatic aberration at bothin-focus and out-of-focus areasto the minimum, hence delivering impressive image quality.
The non-dome-shaped front element
The non-dome-shaped front element allows attaching a 77mm screw-in filter directly. This makes filming easier for cinematographers as a heavy matte box is not required. The easy set-up is especially essential and beneficial for cinematography like aerial.
The lens comes with a weather-sealed box for hassle-free transportation. This can allow users to travel with their lens without worryingabout bad weather conditionsor damage due tocollisions. Additionally, it keepsdust, dirt, and smudges out, allowing thelens to stay in good condition for years.
Light and compact
This 7.5mm cine lens is highly compact and lightweight despite the extreme specifications. It measures 3.17” (80.7mm) long and weighs less than 1.4 lb (610g). The lens can easily fit onto any stabilizations system, including handheld gimbals.