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New Laowa Cine Lenses for Micro Four Thirds

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Venus Optics announced the new Laowa cine lenses for MFT system cameras. The announcement includes four cine lenses and two bundles.

Additional information on the Laowa Cine Lenses for Micro Four Thirds, including pre-order options, can be found here.

Full details can also be found below with product information and specs comparison sheet.

Venus Optics lenses are sold at Adorama and B&H.

New Laowa Cine Lenses for Micro Four Thirds

Name Laowa 6mm T2.1 Zero-D MFT Cine  Laowa 10mm T2.1 Zero-D MFT Cine Laowa 17mm T1.9 MFT Cine Laowa 50mm T2.9 Macro APO MFT
Focal Length  6mm 10mm 17mm 50mm
T-Stop Range T2.1-16 T2.1-22 T1.9-22 T2.9-22
Format Compatibility Micro Four Thirds Micro Four Thirds Micro Four Thirds Micro Four Thirds
Angle of View  121.9° 96° 65° 24°
Image Circle 21.6mm 21.6mm 21.6mm 21.6mm
Lens Structure 13 elements in 3 groups 11 elements in 7 groups
(2 pcs of ED glasses & 2 pcs of aspherical glasses)  
9 elements in 7 groups (1 pc of ED glass) 14 elements in 10 groups (3 pcs of ED glass)
Aperture Blades 7 5 7 7
Min. Focusing Distance 9cm/ 3.54” 12cm/ 4.72”  15cm/ 5.90” 13.5cm/ 5.31”
Max. Magnification  0.18x 0.15x 0.2x 2x
Filter Thread Φ58mm  Φ49mm Φ49mm Φ49mm
Dimensions  ~Φ61 x 53mm (2.40 x 2.08”) ~Φ56 x 47mm (2.20 x 1.85”) ~Φ56 x 53mm (2.20 x  2.08”)  ~Φ58 x 83mm (2.28 x 3.26”)
Weight ~180g (6.35oz)excluding front and back caps  ~150g (5.29oz)excluding front and back caps  ~175g (6.17oz) excluding front and back caps  ~289g (10.19oz) including front and back caps 

Laowa 6mm T2.1 Zero-D MFT Cine

The widest rectilinear MFT lens: Laowa 6mm T2.1 Zero-D MFT Cine is exclusively designed for Micro Four Thirds cameras, providing the widest rectilinear option for MFT shooters. With a 121.9° angle of view, users are able to shoot in tight space and capture more details in the shot. The closest focusing distance i.e. 9cm/ 3.54” creates a stronger background bokeh effect. The constant maximum t-stop T2.1 is also favorable and flexible to shoot under low-light conditions. 

“Zero-Distortion”: The newly devised optical design contains 13 elements in 3 groups with two aspherical glasses, controlling distortion while keeping it ultra wide. This lens is awarded the “Zero-Distortion” badge that is one of the best choices for filming in tight space and buildings. Moreover, it saves the time of correction in post-production. 

Extremely short focusing distance: The shortest focusing distance is 9cm/ 3.54” which is favorable in creating shallower depth-of-field when shooting close-ups and that helps create stronger background bokeh effect. 

Small and compact: Laowa 6mm T2.1 Zero-D MFT Cine is a tiny and light lens suitable for several uses, like with gimals, handheld, FPV drones etc. The lens weighs around 180g/ 6.35oz and it is measured to be ~Φ61 x 53mm/ 2.40 x 2.08”. The standard 58mm filter thread for mounting screw-in filters brings convenience and places less burden on outdoor filming. 

Laowa 10mm T2.1 Zero-D MFT Cine

Outstanding image quality with Zero-Distortion: Laowa 10mm f/2 Zero-D has been one of the best sellers in the Laowa Micro Four Thirds photo lens range. It is rehoused into Laowa 10mm T2.1 Zero-D MFT Cine with 0.8 mod gears. It features a 96° angle of view on the MFT sensor, providing a wide and unique perspective. The lens is designed with a sublime optical distortion control. The 11 elements in 7 groups optical design includes 2 pieces of ED glasses and 2 pieces of aspherical glasses that control the distortion and color fringing to the minimum. 

Small and compact: Extreme compact (Φ56 x 47mm / 2.20 x 1.85” and 150g / 5.29oz) is the conspicuous character of this lens since it is the smallest in the range. Despite the tiny size, the lens is still able to use a Φ49mm screw-in filter which allows quick installation and remain lightweight. The size makes it handy to be filmed with a gimbal and become the favorite of many drone pilots.

Laowa 17mm T1.9 MFT Cine

A handy lens with versatile focal length: The Laowa 17mm T1.9 MFT Cine is a high-speed compact lens with a 65° field of view on a Micro Four Thirds sensor. Constant T1.9 maximum t-stop allows users to shoot in low light conditions. You can easily separate your subject from the background. Apart from the aperture, a 15mm/5.9″ minimum focus distance is also very useful for shooting close-ups and creating a shallow depth of field.

Small and Compact: Weighed around 175g /6.17oz with a tiny body size i.e. Φ56 x 53mm (2.20 x  2.08”), this lens fits well with smaller MFT cinema cameras for any style of shooting.

Laowa 50mm T2.9 Macro APO MFT Cine

Up to 2x Magnification Macro lens: Laowa 50mm T2.9 Macro APO MFT Cine is equipped with 2x magnification that can be rarely found in the market. More details and objects with even smaller sizes can be easily captured. It can also focus from 2X macro to infinity which can serve as a portrait lens. Very useful for shooting b-rolls and products commercial as well.

Apochromatic optical (APO) design: An apochromatic (APO) design has been adopted that controls the color fringing to the minimum. It greatly improves the sharpness and clarity of images.

Small and Compact: Weighed around 289g/ 10.19oz with a tiny body size i.e. Φ58 x 83mm (2.28 x 3.26”), this lens is super light and handy compared with other macro lenses in the market.