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Laowa (Venus Optics)


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

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 […]

November 10, 2016 Laowa 12mm f/2.8 Zero D Image Gallery

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 […]

June 17, 2016 Laowa STF 105mm f/2 (T3.2) Review

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 […]

June 4, 2016 Laowa STF 105mm f/2 (T3.2) Image Gallery

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 […]