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Laowa (Venus Optics)


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

September 22, 2022 Laowa 58mm F2.8 APO 2x Macro Review

It was just a few months back that Laowa built on the foundation of the excellent Laowa 100mm F2.8 APO 2x Macro with a new and improved lens specifically designed for mirrorless mounts in the form of the Laowa 90mm F2.8 APO 2x Macro (which I reviewed here).  Because it was designed for mirrorless cameras […] [Read more...]

July 19, 2022 Laowa 10mm F4 “Cookie” Lens Review

By my count this is (at least) the 13th Laowa lens from Venus Optics that I’ve reviewed.  I’ve long felt that Laowa stands out for their courage in tackling challenging and unique projects, including wide angle macro lenses, very large aperture lenses, and now, a tiny “pancake” lens that Laowa quirkily calls a “co [Read more...]

July 19, 2022 Laowa 10mm F4 Cookie Lens Image Gallery

By my count this is (at least) the 13th Laowa lens from Venus Optics that I’ve reviewed.  I’ve long felt that Laowa stands out for their courage in tackling challenging and unique projects, including wide angle macro lenses, very large aperture lenses, and now, a tiny “pancake” lens that Laowa quirkily calls a “co [Read more...]

June 13, 2022 Laowa 90mm F2.8 APO 2x Macro Review

Earlier in 2022 I revisited the Laowa 100mm F2.8 APO 2:1 Macro because when I had initially reviewed it in 2019, my review was conducted on an EF mount lens on a Canon 5D Mark IV DSLR and was interested in how it performed in the transition to mirrorless.  I did a fresh review on […] [Read more...]

June 13, 2022 Laowa 90mm F2.8 APO Macro 2x Image Gallery

Earlier in 2022 I revisited the Laowa 100mm F2.8 APO 2:1 Macro because when I had initially reviewed it in 2019, my review was conducted on an EF mount lens on a Canon 5D Mark IV DSLR and was interested in how it performed in the transition to mirrorless.  I did a fresh review on […] [Read more...]

March 28, 2022 Laowa 20mm F4 Shift Lens Review

Laowa (Venus Optics) has never been afraid to take on challenging lens designs.  It is hard to find a “conventional” lens in their lineup, as every lens has some kind of unique twist to it.  Macro at very wide angles or extremely high magnification levels, a design that emphasizes zero distortion in a very [Read more...]

March 28, 2022 Laowa 20mm F4 Shift Lens Image Gallery

Laowa (Venus Optics) has never been afraid to take on challenging lens designs.  It is hard to find a “conventional” lens in their lineup, as every lens has some kind of unique twist to it.  Macro at very wide angles or extremely high magnification levels, a design that emphasizes zero distortion in a very [Read more...]

January 3, 2022 Laowa RF 100mm F2.8 APO 2:1 Macro Review

In 2019 I reviewed this lens, the Laowa 100mm F2.8 APO 2:1 Macro, though, at that time, my review was conducted on an EF mount lens on a Canon 5D Mark IV DSLR.  I was very positive about the lens in my review, though I didn’t feel compelled to purchase one at that point.  Manual […] [Read more...]