Venus Optics Intros 15mm f/2 for Sony Cameras

August 11, 2017

By Greg Scoblete

Venus Optics is introducing what they’re calling the world’s widest rectilinear f/2 native lens for Sony E-mount cameras.

The Laowa 15mm f/2 FE Zero-D features an optical design that minimizes distortion and maintains a relatively light weight frame of 1.1 pounds. Unlike many wide-angle lenses, the 15mm has a flat front surface and accepts 72mm screw-on filters.

You’ll be able to focus on objects as close as 15cm from the front of the lens.

The aperture can be de-clicked for smooth exposure transitions during video shooting.

The Laowa 15mm f/2 FE Zero-D ships in early September and will set you back $849.