Laowa’s 4mm f/2.8 fisheye lens is now available for Sony E, Canon EF-M and Fuji X systems

Jan 20, 2020

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Laowa’s 4mm f/2.8 fisheye lens is now available for Sony E, Canon EF-M and Fuji X systems

Jan 20, 2020

John Aldred

John Aldred is a photographer with over 20 years of experience in the portrait and commercial worlds. He is based in Scotland and has been an early adopter – and occasional beta tester – of almost every digital imaging technology in that time. As well as his creative visual work, John uses 3D printing, electronics and programming to create his own photography and filmmaking tools and consults for a number of brands across the industry.

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It was recently rumoured that Laowa was getting ready to announce their 4mm f/2.8 Fisheye Lens on three new mounts. Specifically, the APS-C formats for Sony E, Canon EF-M and Fuji X. There was no news about when, just that they’d been spotted on Weibo.

The Laowa 4mm f/2.8 Fisheye Lens has been out for Micro Four Thirds since August last year, and at a hair under $200, it’s an absolute bargain. The new mounts for Sony, Canon and Fuji retain the same price, and shipping now.

Focal length4mm
Max aperturef/2.8
Min aperturef/16
Angle of view210°
FormatMicro Four Thirds
MountMicro Four Thirds
Focus typeManual Focus
Lens typeFisheye
Optics7 elements in 6 groups
Aperture blades7
Min focus distance8cm (3.15″)
Dimensions25.5 x 45.2mm
Weight135g

Nothing has changed with regard to the lens’ specs construction, it’s just available in more mounts, offering that wide fisheye field of view to more photographers and filmmakers. It offers an insane 210° field of view, which is ideal for shooting panoramas or even 360° shots with two cameras shooting back-to-back. It’s super tiny and lightweight, with essentially infinite depth of field once you’re focused to infinity and stopped down to f/5.6, which lends itself particularly well to these sorts of photography.

The Laowa 4mm f/2.8 Fisheye is available to buy now for $199 from the Laowa and is available in Micro Four Thirds, Sony E, Canon EF-M and Fuji X mounts.

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John Aldred

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John Aldred is a photographer with over 20 years of experience in the portrait and commercial worlds. He is based in Scotland and has been an early adopter – and occasional beta tester – of almost every digital imaging technology in that time. As well as his creative visual work, John uses 3D printing, electronics and programming to create his own photography and filmmaking tools and consults for a number of brands across the industry.

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One response to “Laowa’s 4mm f/2.8 fisheye lens is now available for Sony E, Canon EF-M and Fuji X systems”

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    Mike Downey

    I have the MFT version of that lens. Tiny lens, and nicely made but a challenge to use if you’re not used to fisheyes.