April 7, 2019
NAB 2019

Venus Optics Is at It Again with Two New Unique Laowa Cine Lenses

Venus Optics will display the brand new prototypes of the Laowa lenses at NAB. 

The Laowa OOOM 25-100 1/2.9 and 12mm t/2.9 Zero-D are making their North American debut here at NAB.

Laowa OOOM 25-100 t/2.9 Cine

The "OOOM" stands for "Out Of Our Minds", which Venus Optics says describes the company's ideology when designing lenses. With 32mm coverage, the lens covers a bigger image than other S35 zooms and can cover the aspect ratios of Super35 sensors. 

The 4x zoom factor adds some flexibility and the lens has a par-focal and fixed t/2.9 aperture design that helps the focus point and brightness remain the same in the entire range. 

The Laowa OOOM price isn't decided but it will come in below $10,000 USD, and will ship late 2019.

Tech Specs

  • Focal Length: 25-100mm
  • Max. Aperture: t/2.9
  • Min. Aperture: t/22
  • Angle of View: 18-degrees (100mm) - 64-degrees (25m)
  • Format Compatibility: Super35
  • Image Coverage: 32mm
  • Lens Structure: 20 elements, 16 groups
  • Aperture Blades: 9
  • Min. Focusing Distance: 60cm
  • Max Magnification: 1:4
  • Front Diameter: 144mm
  • Dimensions: 114mm x 247mm
  • Weight: 3kg
  • Mounts: EF, PL

Laowa 12mm t/2.9 Zero-D Cine

The Laowa 12mm is a wider, fast lens with a 46.5mm image circle that can cover both full-frame and Vista Vision-sized sensors. Despite the ultra wide quality, expect a close to zero distortion rate. 

Retail has yet to be determined, but it will be shipping late 2019.

Laowa 12mm t/2.9 Zero-D Cine

Tech Specs

  • Focal Length: 12mm
  • Max. Aperture: t/2.9
  • Min. Aperture: t/22
  • Angle of View: 122-degrees
  • Format Compatibility: Full Frame/Vista Vision
  • Image Coverage: 46.5mm
  • Lens Structure: 16 elements, 10 groups
  • Aperture Blades: 7
  • Min. Focusing Distance: 18cm
  • Max Magnification: 1:5
  • Front Diameter: 100mm (Step up to 114mm)
  • Dimensions: 100mm x 87mm
  • Weight: 659g
  • Mounts: EF, PL

For more information visit Venus Optics.      

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