Venus Optics recently announced the release of a new version of three models of wide-angle lenses for video shooting. These are Laowa 9mm T2.9 Zero-D Cine, 12mm T2.9 Zero-D Cine and 15mm T2.9 FE Zero-D Cine lenses, which are now available with Canon RF mount.
All these lenses focus manually. Given their application, standard 0.8 pitch toothed rings are used to control focus and aperture, ensuring compatibility with common video fixtures, and aperture changes are made infinitely. As with other lenses in the Zero-D family, the distortion is almost completely corrected.
The Laowa 9mm T2.9 Zero-D Cine, suitable for Super 35, APS-C and MFT cameras, was previously available with Fuji X, Sony E and MFT mounts. Its optical circuitry includes 15 elements in 10 groups. The minimum focusing distance of 12 cm corresponds to a maximum magnification of 1:7.5. The aperture is formed by seven petals. Filters with a diameter of 55 mm can be mounted on the lens. The lens weighs 247 g.
The 12mm T2.9 Zero-D Cine is a full frame lens. It is designed with 16 elements in 10 groups and was previously available with PL, EF and E mount options. The minimum focusing distance is exactly 18 cm, the maximum magnification is 1:5. The aperture includes seven petals. The lens is compatible with 67mm filters and weighs 675g.
The 15mm T2.9 FE Zero-D Cine is also a full frame lens, but was previously only available with the Sony E mount. Its optical circuit includes 12 elements in 9 groups. The minimum focusing distance is 15 cm and the maximum magnification is 1:4. The aperture of this lens is formed by five petals. Filters with a diameter of 77 mm can be installed on the lens. The weight of the lens is 540 g.
The Laowa 9mm T2.9 Zero-D Cine is $599, the Laowa 12mm T2.9 Zero-D Cine is $1499, the Laowa 15mm T2.9 FE Zero-D Cine is $1199.