Venus Optics at Photokina 2016


Venus Optics Unveil the World’s Fastest 15mm Lens for Sony Full Frame E-mount Camera & the World’s Widest f/2 Lens for Micro Four Thirds Camera

Featuring a 110° Angle of View, Ultra-fast f/2 aperture and 72mm filter thread, LAOWA 15mm f/2 becomes another member in their ‘Close-to-Zero Distortion’ lineup.

Anhui China, Sept 14, 2016 – Venus Optics, the camera lenses manufacturer who had previously launched a number of quality lenses with ‘World’s First’ specifications, is proud to unveil two premium lenses with extreme specifications and impressive performance, the Laowa 15mm f/2 FE Zero-D & the Laowa 7.5mm f/2 MFT.

Laowa 15mm f/2 FE Zero-D
Laowa 15mm f/2 FE is currently the World’s Fastest 15mm rectilinear lens for Full Frame cameras. It features a close-to-zero optical distortion, allowing photographers to take landscape or architecture shots with straight lines retained.

Dedicated to fulfill the need of photographers, Venus Optics have managed to add a 72mm filter thread onto the 15mm f/2 lens. Photographers can easily install standard screw-in filters without paying for an expensive yet bulky filter holder system.

Designed specially for the Sony Full Frame Mirrorless cameras, Venus Optics has successfully controlled the size and weight of the lens to the minimal. Weighing less than 1.1 pounds (500g) and 82mm in length, the portability and compactness of the Sony E-mount Mirrorless cameras can be maintained when used with the Laowa 15mm f/2 FE Lens.

Featuring the fastest f/2 aperture ever built with a 15mm lens, the new Full Frame E-mount lens is engineered for professionals to shoot impressive landscape, architecture and primary astro photos with great details. This is an every-day and must-buy lens that every Sony Full Frame Mirrorless camera user should have one in his bag.

Laowa 7.5mm f/2 MFT
The Laowa 7.5mm f/2 MFT is the Widest f/2 rectilinear lens ever designed for Micro Four Thirds Cameras. Despite the extreme specifications, Venus Optics has successfully minimized the weight of the lens to a merely 0.37 pounds (170g) and 55mm long. The extreme 110 angle of view, ultra-fast f/2 aperture and featherweight make this lens an ideal option to pair up with drones for aerial photography. It also gives photographers a fast and wide-angle option for low-light shooting as well as landscape photography.

The Laowa 15mm f/2 FE Zero-D and the Laowa 7.5mm f/2 MFT will be available to the market in early 2017. Engineering prototype will be available to test in Venus Optics’ Photokina debut. Venus Optics’ booth is in Hall 2.1, Booth A-045.

Together with the new lenses, Venus Optics will also display a number of unique lenses with first class quality and unique specifications in Photokina 2016.

Products for testing in Photokina (Hall 2.1, Booth A-045)
Laowa 15mm f/2 FE Zero-D Lens
Laowa 7.5mm f/2 MFT Lens
Laowa 12mm f/2.8 Zero-D Lens
Laowa 105mm f/2 Smooth Trans Focus Lens
Laowa 15mm f/4 Wide Angle Macro Lens
Laowa 60mm f/2.8 2X Ultra-Macro Lens
Laowa Magic Shift Converter for Full Frame E-mount Cameras
Laowa 100mm Filter Holder System
Laowa 0.7X Focal Reducer with Tilt for Mirrorless Camers
Laowa 2X Teleconverter for Canon Cameras
Laowa 24mm f/14 2X Macro Relay Lens


Lens descriptions 15mm f/2 7.5mm f/2
Focal Length 15mm 7.5mm
Maximum Aperture (Fno) F/2.0 F/2.0
Angle of view 110° 110°
Format Compatibility Full Frame Micro Four Thirds
Minimum Focus distance   5.91” (15cm) 4.72” (12cm)
Maximum Reproduction Ratio 0.25x 0.11x
Focusing Manual Focus Manual Focus
Filter Thread 72mm 49mm
Dimensions(DxL) Φ66×82mm Φ50x55mm
Weight 1.10 lb (500 g) 0.37 pounds (170g)
Mounts Sony FE MFT


About Us

Anhui ChangGeng Optical Technology Company Limited (Venus Optics) is a new Chinese camera lens manufacturer based in Hefei, Anhui. We currently manufacture and distribute camera lenses under the brand name of ‘Laowa’.

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  • HD10

    Nice lenses if the optics deliver and both are filter capable at just 72mm and 49mm respectively.

    Weight not bad considering the f2 aperture.

    First the Tokina FiRIN 20mm f2.0 and now this. Interesting times ahead.