Venus Goes Wide with 9mm f/2.8 APS-C Mirrorless Lens

March 27, 2018

By Greg Scoblete

Venus Optics to announce the world’s widest rectilinear f/2.8 lens for APS-C mirrorless cameras the Laowa 9mm f/2.8 Zero- D.

Like other members of the company’s “Zero D” line, the 9mm lens has an optical design that minimizes wide-angle distortion.

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Offering a 35mm equivalent focal length of about 13mm, the 9mm f/2.8 weighs in under .5 pounds and measures 2 inches long. It has seven aperture blades and can focus on objects as close as 12cm with a magnification of 1:75.

It has a 49mm filter thread and accepts screw-in filters.

The 9mm f/2.8 will be sold in April in Sony E, Fuji X and Canon EOS-M mounts for $499. They are available for pre-order now. The first 100 orders receive a set of 49mm filters.

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