Venus Optics is a new lens manufacturer from China that was founded by a group of macro enthusiasts who wanted to push the envelope of what was possible in macro. Their website notes that in particular they were interested in having greater than 1:1 Macro without the use of extension tubes or teleconverters. They […]
Laowa (Venus Optics)
These are the reviews of lenses from Laowa (Venus Optics) of China.
Laowa 12mm f/2.8 Zero D Image Gallery New lens company Venus Optics has released their newest (and possibly most interesting) lens – the Laowa 12mm f/2.8 Zero D. The Laowa 12mm not only has an incredible 12mm full frame coverage but has the claim to fame to have “zero distortion” (Zero D). That’s a claim […]
Who is Venus Optics? This is the first lens from Venus Optics that I’ve reviewed (or used for that matter), and there is probably a good chance that many of you are not familiar with the brand, either. Venus Optics is a new lens manufacturer from China that was founded by a group of macro […]
Laowa STF (Smooth Trans Focus) 105mm f/2 (T3.2) Image Gallery I’ve just received a very unique lens, the Laowa STF (Smooth Trans Focus) 105mm f/2 (T3.2) from Venus Optics, a new lens company from China. This lens is manual focus only, but actually has two aperture rings – one with traditional f/stops and the other […]