Venus Optics has introduced a brand new Laowa 14mm f/4 Zero-D (zero distortion) wide-angle guide focus prime lens for Nikon and Canon DSLRs. The corporate says that it makes use of a totally totally different optical design from the mirrorless model of the lens.
Venus Optics says that the Laowa 14mm f/4 Zero-D DSLR lens is designed particularly for Canon and Nikon DSLRs and is not only a rehoused model of the mirrorless Laowa 14mm f/4 Zero-D lens it launched last fall. To cite, it makes use of a “completely totally different optical design” for full-frame Canon EF and Nikon F cameras.
The corporate says the lens not solely offers a zero-distortion picture that reduces time in post-production, but additionally touts its small dimension, light-weight design, and shut focusing distance. The Canon model of the lens weighs 320 grams (about 11.3 ounces) whereas the Nikon model weighs 360 grams (about 12.7 ounces) and is simply 2.97-inches lengthy. It might focus as shut as 14.5 centimeters (5.7 inches), which Venus Optics says permits photographers to create “exaggerated views” with “creamy bokeh.”
The lens is constructed of 13 parts in 10 teams and contains two extra-low dispersion parts and two aspherical parts, the latter added to get rid of colour fringing and distortion. It makes use of a 10-bladed aperture, which Venus Optics says can be utilized to make “fancy 10-point sunstars” when the aperture is stopped down. The lens features a CPU chip and motor within the Canon EF model, which permits photographers to regulate the aperture by way of the digital camera physique and also will retailer EXIF knowledge in photographs. The Nikon model has aperture coupling which the corporate says “offers a transparent preview earlier than it’s stepped all the way down to the set worth.”
Venus Optics says that the Laowa 14mm f/4 Zero-D DSLR is the primary lens within the vary to obtain what it calls a focusing scale adjustment system. This function permits photographers a straightforward to focus calibrate it towards the customers’ particular digital camera, permitting the infinity level to truly be precisely on the infinity mark. The corporate says that is notably useful for these capturing within the discipline, specifically astrophotography. Beneath is the corporate’s tutorial on learn how to calibrate the lens:
Beneath are a number of pattern pictures supplied by Venus Optics for the Laowa 14mm f/4 Zero-D DSLR lens: