Venus Optics has announced the release of the world’s widest Super35 rectilinear prime lens, the Laowa 7.5mm T2.9 Zero-D Cine. Designed for Canon RF, Nikon Z, Fuji X, and Sony E mounts, the Laowa 7.5mm T2.9 Zero-D S35 Cine is available at B&H Photo with a price tag of $699.
The fully manual lens has a roughly 12mm full-frame equivalent focal length and offers a 123-degree angle of view when captured with a Super35 frame. It’s constructed of 16 elements in 10 groups, including two extra-low dispersion (ED) elements and two aspherical elements.
Venus Optics announces the widest Super35 prime lens – Laowa 7.5mm T2.9 Zero-D S35 Cine
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, producing an 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 the depth 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.
Short focusing distance
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 image sharpness and controls chromatic aberration at both in-focus and out-of-focus areas to 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 worrying about bad weather conditions or damage due to collisions. Additionally, it keeps dust, dirt, and smudges out, allowing the lens 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.
|Name||Laowa 7.5mm T2.9 Zero-D S35 Cine|
|Angle of View||123°|
|Lens Structure||16 elements in 10 groups (2 ED glasses & 2asperical glasses)|
|Min. Focusing Distance||25cm/ 9.84”|
|Dimensions||~Φ80 x 80.7mm (3.14 x 3.17”)|
|Weight||~610g (21.51oz) excluding front and back caps|
|Mount||Sony E, Canon RF, Nikon Z, Fuji X|