Venus Optics expands their Z-Mount and RF-mount range with 12mm f/2.8, 25mm f/2.8 and 100mm f/2.8 lenses

Dec 4, 2019

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Venus Optics expands their Z-Mount and RF-mount range with 12mm f/2.8, 25mm f/2.8 and 100mm f/2.8 lenses

Dec 4, 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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Earlier this year, Venus Optics launched two wide-angle lenses for Nikon Z. The company is now expanding its Z-mount line, along with the Canon RF mount line. Three of Venus Optics’ most popular lenses are now available for Nikon’s and Canon’s full-frame mirrorless cameras. The 12mm f/2.8, 25mm f/2.8, and 100mm f/2.8 already exist in a few other mounts, but they are now available to Nikon Z and Canon RF users as well.

The Laowa 12mm f/2.8 is designed for full-frame cameras and it’s almost distortion-free. It was launched way back in 2016 in other mounts, but now it’s available for Nikon Z and Canon RF as well. Here are the specs:

Focal Length 12mm
Maximum Aperture f/2.8
Minimum Aperture f/22
Lens Mount Nikon Z/Canon RF
Format Compatibility Full-Frame
Angle of View 121.96°
Maximum Magnification 0.2x
Minimum Focus Distance 7.09″ / 18 cm
Optical Design 16 Elements in 10 Groups
Diaphragm Blades 7
Focus Type Manual Focus
Image Stabilization None
Filter Size None
Weight 1.34 lb / 609 g

The Laowa 25mm f/2.8 Ultra Macro was first introduced in February last year. It was originally available for Nikon FCanon EFPentax K, and Sony E, but now you can preorder the Nikon Z or the Canon RF version, too. Let’s check out the main specs:

Focal Length 25mm
Maximum Aperture f/2.8
Minimum Aperture f/16
Lens Mount Nikon Z/Canon RF
Format Compatibility Full-Frame
Maximum Magnification 5x
Macro Reproduction Ratio 5:1
Minimum Focus Distance 6.81″ / 17.3 cm
Optical Design 8 Elements in 6 Groups
Diaphragm Blades 8
Focus Type Manual Focus
Image Stabilization None
Filter Size None
Dimensions (ø x L) 2.56 x 3.23″ / 65 x 82 mm
Weight 14.11 oz / 400 g

Lastly, the Laowa 100mm f/2.8 2:1 Super Macro is the most recent one from the batch. It was announced in May this year, available for Canon EF, Nikon F and Sony FE. Now there are also the Nikon Z and the Canon RF models available for preorders, and these are the specs:

Focal Length 100mm
Maximum Aperture f/2.8
Minimum Aperture f/22
Lens Mount Nikon Z/Canon RF
Format Compatibility Full-Frame
Angle of View 24.4°
Maximum Magnification 2x
Macro Reproduction Ratio 2:1
Minimum Focus Distance 9.72″ / 24.7 cm
Optical Design 12 Elements in 10 Groups
Diaphragm Blades 13
Focus Type Manual Focus
Image Stabilization None
Filter Size 67 mm (Front)
Dimensions (ø x L) 2.83 x 6.1″ / 72 x 155 mm
Weight 1.4 lb / 638 g

These three lenses have been available for a while in other mounts. If you order them now, you can expect them in mid or late December. But the Canon RF and Nikon Z versions are only available for preorders, and they will start shipping in March 2020.

[via Nikon Rumors]

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One response to “Venus Optics expands their Z-Mount and RF-mount range with 12mm f/2.8, 25mm f/2.8 and 100mm f/2.8 lenses”

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    Edoardo

    Are those specifically designed lenses for z and rf mounts or just the classic dslrs lenses with an adapter mounted on them?