New Laowa 9mm f/2.8 is the widest lens for DJI X7 camera yet

Jan 8, 2019

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New Laowa 9mm f/2.8 is the widest lens for DJI X7 camera yet

Jan 8, 2019

Dunja Djudjic

Dunja Djudjic is a multi-talented artist based in Novi Sad, Serbia. With 15 years of experience as a photographer, she specializes in capturing the beauty of nature, travel, and fine art. In addition to her photography, Dunja also expresses her creativity through writing, embroidery, and jewelry making.

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Venus Optics has launched a new lens for DJI X7 cameras on DJI Inspire 2 drones. Laowa 9mm f/2.8 DL Zero-D is the widest lens yet for these cameras, and the “Zero-D” stands for “zero distortion.” Despite the very wide angle, the lens is designed to reduce the optical distortion to a close-to-zero level.

It’s worth noting that this lens already exists in Fuji X, Sony E, and Canon EF-M mounts. Just like these versions, the latest 9mm f/2.8 for DJI X7 features an ultra-wide 113° angle, covers Super35-sized sensor and has a close-to-zero distortion.

Venus Optics notes that the Laowa 9mm is significantly wider than the currently widest DL lens in the market (i.e. 80°). This allows aerial cinematographers to capture more in limited distances. The f/2.8 aperture also provides more flexibility for aerial videography in low-light conditions. Here’s how Laowa 9mm f/2.8 DL compares to the DJI 16mm f/2.8 DL:

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Here are the specs of the Laowa 9mm f/2.8 DL:

  • Focal Length: 9mm
  • Aperture: f/2.8
  • Angle of View: 113°
  • Format Compatibility: Super35
  • Lens Structure: 15 elements in 10 groups
  • Aperture Blades: 7
  • Filter Thread: 49mm
  • Dimensions: 60 x 53mm
  • Weight: approx. 210g
  • Mounts: DJI DL

Take a look at some sample images:

And here are a few sample videos taken with DJI Inspire 2 and Laowa 9mm f/2.8:

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The Laowa 9mm f/2.8 DL is already available for orders and it ships immediately. The suggested retail price is $499, but it varies slightly depending on the country and the retailer.

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One response to “New Laowa 9mm f/2.8 is the widest lens for DJI X7 camera yet”

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    Robin

    Wow, that’s going to help produce some spectacular imagery!