Laowa 4mm f/2.8 Circular Fisheye Specs, Price and Availability
The Laowa 4mm f/2.8 Circular Fisheye for Micro Four Thirds (M43) cameras is a new lens that can capture a massive 210° field of view.
The lens is currently available to pre-order for $199, with first shipment expected to start in mid Aug 2019.
Venus Optics Press Release
Venus Optics announce pricing and availability of Laowa 4mm f/2.8 Circular Fisheye, a lens that can capture 210° field of view
Anhui China, Aug 7, 2019 – Venus Optics, the camera lenses manufacturer specializes in making unique camera lenses, unveil the pricing and availability of the Laowa 4mm f/2.8 Circular Fisheye Lens for Micro Four Thirds (M43) cameras.
Laowa 4mm f/2.8 Fisheye lens is an 8mm equivalent fisheye prime specially designed for Micro Four Thirds cameras. On the contrary to the Laowa ‘Zero-D’ wide angle lenses, the new 4mm fisheye lens is designed to create an extremely distorted fisheye perspective.
210° angle of view
The lens features an ultra-wide 210° angle of view. Photographers can take advantage of the dramatic field of view to capture. A full 360º panorama can also be done using a few as 2 images as opposed to shooting 6 or more images with conventional fisheye lenses. This lens is also particularly good for VR photography, shooting virtual tour and spherical panorama.
Fast f/2.8 aperture
The ultra-fast f/2.8 aperture makes it an ideal option for astro-photography and shooting in lowlight condition.
Focus as close as 3.14” (8cm) from sensor
Photographers can take advantage of the super close focusing distance to capture some heavily distorted & impactful shots.
The lens can be mounted on DJI Inspire X5 drones to create some epic ‘God’s vision’ shots.
Houses with 7 elements in 6 groups, the new 4mm has an outstanding sharpness throughout the frame. Along with the 210º ultra-wide angle, photographers can either ‘de-fish’ the image in post-processing or crop to transform the image into a rectilinear image.
Super Tiny & Lightweight
The lens is extremely tiny and lightweight. Measuring only 1.77” (45mm) long and weighing
4.7 oz (135g), the lens is so small that can be put into pocket for shooting anywhere, anytime.
Huge Depth of Field
The depth of field of this lens is so deep that no focusing operation is required. Simply park the focus ring at infinity focus and stop down the lens to around f/5.6, everything will be in focus.
Pricing & Availability
The lens is currently available to pre-order in authorized resellers and in Venus Optics official website (http://www.venuslens.net/).
The ex-VAT retail price in US is USD 199/pc. Pricing may vary in different countries. First shipment is expected to start in mid Aug 2019.
Focal Length 4mm
Max. Aperture f/2.8
Min. Aperture f/16
Angle of View 210
Format Compatibility Micro Four Thirds
Lens Structure 7 elements in 6 groups
Aperture Blades 7
Min. Focusing Distance 8cm (3.15”)
Dimensions Φ 25.5 x 45.2mm
Weight 135 g (4.76 oz)
Mounts Micro Four Thirds