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Laowa 7.5mm f/2 MFT Lens Reviews

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First Laowa 7.5mm f/2 MFT lens reviews are available on several websites.

Designed for Micro 4/3rds cameras, this is currently the widest f/2 rectilinear lens. It is an ultra-wide & ultra-fast prime optic with a 35mm equivalent focal length of 15mm.

The Laowa 7.5mm f/2 from Venus Optics comes with Black and Silver color options. Recommended Retail Price in US (without tax) is $499 for standard version and $519 for light-weight version.

First Laowa 7.5mm f/2 MFT Lens Reviews

Laowa 7.5mm f/2 MFT Lens Reviews

From Cinema5D review:

This lens is great for what it is. It’s really small and lightweight, and is a perfect option for a GH4 shooter like me. Would I take this lens with me on my next holiday? Yes, of course. It’s just great and handy. Would I use it on paying shoots, like music videos or commercials? Yes, if I needed a small camera to put in a confined space like a car, or if I wanted to have a camera ready on a light gimbal. I would probably not use it on my main setup, because I work with a Speed Booster that never leaves my camera. For those shoots, I’d probably use the Laowa 12mm full-frame lens.

From Photozone :

Over the recent years, we were often wondering why no manufacturer dared to release an ultra-wide pancake lens for MTF (or for any other mirrorless system for that matter). Formally the Laowa 7.5mm f/2 MFT is still no pancake lens but it’s the next best thing. Let’s be honest – most of us enjoy ultra-wide images but it’s not as if we are using such lenses all the time. It’s probably a safe bet to state that using an ultra-wide lens is more often than not the exception to the rule. If so and if you just don’t want to carry lots of stuff, the idea of having such a tiny lens in your bag may have quite some appeal.


For MFT users, who are interested for this lens, we advise them to look especially the comparison article on Mirrorlessons website. They’ve performed sharpness tests to see how the lens compares to the Olympus M.Zuiko 7-14mm f/2.8 PRO, Panasonic Lumix 7-14mm f/4 and Panasonic Leica 8-18mm f/2.8-4.0. More samples from the Laowa 7.5mm lens can be found here.

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