The Laowa 7.5mm f/2 MFT is the widest f/2 rectilinear lens ever designed for Micro Four Thirds Cameras. Despite of the extreme specifications, Venus Optics has successfully minimized the weight of the lens to less than 200g and 55mm long. The optical performance and distortion are controlled to its finest.
This lens benefits working in dark and difficult lighting conditions. The extreme 110° angle of view and ultra-fast f/2 aperture allow photographers to create impressive astro-photography shots with ease. It also gives photographers a fast and wide-angle option for low-light shooting as well as architecture and landscape photography.
Beyond its small form factor, this lens also features a notable optical design that incorporates two aspherical elements and three extra-low dispersion elements to control distortion and aberrations for improved clarity and sharpness. The lens comes with a 46mm filter thread which can give additional portability for landscape photography with screw-in filters.
The feather-light weight opens up a new opportunity for photographers to shoot wider footage with gimbals and drones. Thanks for the compact size, the lens also pairs up with the compact Micro Four Thirds cameras very well and is believed to be an ideal every-day lens.
Both the Standard & Lightweight versions of Laowa 7.5mm f/2 are now available. They shared the same optical design but different weights. Both of them are still metallic built, we carefully designed and replaced some of the materials to lower the weight from slightly less than 200g (Standard) to 150g (Lightweight). The Light-weight version is specially designed to work with drones.
Full size sample image can be found here in Flickr.