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Laowa (Venus Optics)


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

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...]

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).  That̵ [Read more...]

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 […] [Read more...]