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Laowa (Venus Optics)

These are the reviews of lenses from Laowa (Venus Optics) of China.

June 28, 2019 Laowa 100mm F2.8 2x APO Macro Review

Laowa has never been afraid to take chances!  In many ways the Laowa 100mm F2.8 2x APO Macro is the most conventional of their lenses that I’ve reviewed, and even it has some unique attributes.  Venus Optics launched their Laowa brand with some unconventional macro lenses and have continue to tackle projects outs [Read more...]

June 17, 2019 Laowa 100mm F2.8 2x Macro APO Image Gallery

The Laowa 100mm F2.8 2x (2:1) Macro APO lens is an intriguing new option from Chinese lensmaker Venus Optics.  It features a greater than life size magnification (2:1 rather than 1:1), so you can fill the frame twice as much as your typical macro lens.  It has a beautiful metal build, and (a Laowa first), […] [Read more...]

January 21, 2019 Laowa 10-18mm F4.5-5.6 UWZ Review

Check me out on:  My Patreon  | Sign Up for My Newsletter |  Instagram | Facebook | Twitter | Flickr | 500px |  Google+ | Never let it be said that Chinese lens maker Venus Optics is afraid to take a risk with its Laowa lenses. From the very beginning of their existence, they have pushed […] [Read more...]

January 7, 2019 Laowa 10-18mm F4.5-5.6 Image Gallery

The Venus Optics Laowa 10-18mm F4.5-5.6 Ultra-Wide Zoom is an extreme instrument, though it may look all small and innocent.  This is a full frame zoom lens designed for Sony FE that covers an incredible 130 degree field of view, but isn’t a fisheye!  It is capable of producing incredibly unique images while stil [Read more...]

December 21, 2018 Laowa MSC (Magic Shift Converter) Review

Check me out on:  Patreon:  | Google+: | Facebook: | Twitter: | Flickr: | 500px: | Sign Up for My Newsletter : Sony’s catalog of lenses for their full frame mirrorless E-mount has continued to grow, but there are still some missing pieces in the inventory.  One of thos [Read more...]

March 5, 2018 Venus Optics Laowa 15mm f/2 Zero D Review

Check me out on:  Google+: | Facebook: | Twitter: | Flickr: | 500px: | Sign Up for My Newsletter : It’s not an easy job to carve out a slice of the competitive camera lens market, but in recent years we have seen a few companies do just that. One of those is Venus Optics, a […] [Read more...]

January 17, 2018 Laowa 15mm f/2 Zero D Image Gallery

The Laowa 15mm f/2 Zero D lens is another intriguing wide angle option from Chinese company Venus Optics.  This is the third of their lenses that I have reviewed, and each lens has had some unique selling points to set it apart from the crowd.  This is the first lens from Laowa that I have […] [Read more...]

December 2, 2016 Laowa 12mm f/2.8 Zero D Lens Review

  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 [&hellip [Read more...]