Laowa 7.5mm T2.9 Zero-D S35 Cine Lens for Canon RF-mount

Venus Optics has announced the Laowa 7.5mm T2.9 Zero-D S35 Cine, price tag $699, the world’s widest Super35 prime lens for

Offering a wide angle of view of 123 degrees, the Laowa 7.5mm T2.9 Zero-D S35 Cine provides a broad perspective and is designed for shooting in limited space or for filming establishing shots.

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Venus Optics, the camera lens manufacturer specialized in making unique lenses for photographers and cinematographers, has officially released Laowa 7.5mm T2.9 Zero-D S35 Cine. The lens is the widest rectilinear lens in the S35 line-up, producing an excellent “Zero-Distortion” image even with the 123° perspective. Filters can also be directly attached to the lens, making it highly user-friendly. The cine lens is now available for order and is priced at USD 699.

Presenting the widest angle of view (123°) ever offered in the Super35 line-up. It provides users with a super broad unique-to-your-eye perspective. A T2.9 large aperture is also beneficial for filmmakers to shoot under low light situations and control the depth of field. It would be suitable for shooting in a limited space or using it for epic establishing shots.

“Zero-Distortion”

The lens additionally delivers outstanding image quality with close to “Zero-Distortion.” This enables cinematographers to shoot with straight lines retained. The “Zero-D” design is advantageous when shooting architectural, aerial, and indoor footage.

Short focusing distance

The shortest focusing distance of this lens is 25 cm/ 9.84”, allowing cinematographers to be close to the subject and still focus. Creating a strong visual impact with an extreme close up and at the same time favorable in creating shallower depth-of-field that helps build a nice background bokeh effect.

Excellent Image Quality

The newly devised optical structure contains 16 elements in 10 groups, with two Extra-low Dispersion (ED) glasses and two aspherical glasses. This helps improve image sharpness and controls chromatic aberration at both in-focus and out-of-focus areas to the minimum, hence delivering impressive image quality.

The non-dome-shaped front element

The non-dome-shaped front element allows attaching a 77mm screw-in filter directly. This makes filming easier for cinematographers as a heavy matte box is not required. The easy set-up is especially essential and beneficial for cinematography like aerial.

Hassle-free transportation

The lens comes with a weather-sealed box for hassle-free transportation. This can allow users to travel with their lens without worrying about bad weather conditions or damage due to collisions. Additionally, it keeps dust, dirt, and smudges out, allowing the lens to stay in good condition for years.

Light and compact

This 7.5mm cine lens is highly compact and lightweight despite the extreme specifications. It measures 3.17” (80.7mm) long and weighs less than 1.4 lb (610g). The lens can easily fit onto any stabilizations system, including handheld gimbals.

Specifications

Name Laowa 7.5mm T2.9 Zero-D S35 Cine 
Focal Length  7.5mm
T-Stop Range T2.9-22
Format Compatibility S35
Angle of View  123°
Image Circle 29mm
Lens Structure 16 elements in 10 groups (2 ED glasses & 2asperical glasses)
Aperture Blades 7
Min. Focusing Distance 25cm/ 9.84”
Max. Magnification  0.05x
Filter Thread Φ77mm
Dimensions  ~Φ80 x 80.7mm (3.14 x 3.17”)
Weight ~610g (21.51oz) excluding front and back caps
Mount Sony E, Canon RF, Nikon Z, Fuji X

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