Anhui China, 20 August 2021 – Venus Optics, the camera lens manufacturer specialized in making unique lenses for photographers and cinematographers, is proud to release the Piano White version of Laowa 9mm T2.9 Zero-D Cine for Canon RF mount and OOOM 25-100mm T2.9 Cine. The Piano White version of these two lenses are priced at USD 649 and USD 6,000 (USD 7,500 for the bundle with 1.4x full-frame expander and 1.33x rear anamorphic adapter) respectively.
Laowa OOOM 25-100mm T2.9 Cine
New color, New mount, Same excellent performance
The all-in-one Laowa OOOM 25-100mm T2.9 Cine includes a default Arri PL mount with Canon EF and Sony E mount bayonets for interchange. A Canon RF mount bayonet is exclusively added in the piano-white version of the OOOM lens.
All-in-one versatile zoom lens
The comprehensive 4x zoom lens is a versatile gear fulfilling your filming needs from ultra-wide to telephoto. It covers Super35+ format, maximum in 4k UHD on Alexa Mini and 8k HD on Red Helium / 5k HD on Red Gemini. The constant maximum t-stop T2.9 makes low light filming easier throughout the whole zoom range. The lens has excellent parfocal control which your subject is sharp and in focus when zooming in and out. The undesired focus breathing is compressed to minimal to keep the composition when changing focus.
The 1.4x full-frame expander and the 1.33x rear anamorphic adapter are bundled with the OOOM lens. Cinematographers are able to expand the usage of the lens to fit different camera settings and filming purposes. The expander converts OOOM into a full-frame lens while the anamorphic adapter creates 2.4:1 widescreen cinematic looks.
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Laowa 9mm T2.9 Zero-D Cine
New Color Introduced
Laowa 9mm T2.9 Zero-D Cine has been one of the most popular ultra-wide-angle cine lenses in the range. We notably designed a Piano White version with a smooth paint finish. It matches the color of some camera bodies in the market like the RED Komodo Stormtrooper. The compressed small size of the 9mm T2.9 also matches the compact design of RED Komodo, making them a great combo for filming mobile and shooting FPV.
Wide-angle lens for different shooting settings
It is currently the widest cine prime lens with a native Canon RF mount, which features a 120° angle of view on the Super35 sensor. The fast-maximum t-stop i.e. T2.9 is well suited and more flexible for filming under a low light environment. As its name stated, the lens is designed with a sublime optical distortion control with all straight lines retained, becoming the world’s widest T2.9 cine lens with the “Zero-D” feature. Its tiny size i.e. 54 x 62.4mm and lightweight i.e. 247g match perfectly with mirrorless Canon-RF-mounted cameras with gimbals or drones. The standard 55mm filter thread for mounting screw-in filters brings convenience and places less burden on outdoor filming.
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Pricing and Availability
The Piano White versions of Laowa 9mm T2.9 Zero-D Cine and OOOM 25-100mm T2.9 Cine are currently available to purchase via Venus Optics official website (http://www.venuslens.net/) (http://www.laowacine.com/) and authorized dealers. It is priced at USD 649 and USD 6,000 (USD 7,500 for the bundle with 1.4x full-frame expander and 1.33x rear anamorphic adapter) respectively.
|Product name||9mm T2.9 Zero-D Cine||OOOM 25-100 T2.9 Cine|
|Focal Length||9mm||25-100mm (4X Zoom Factor)|
|Max. Aperture||T2.9||T2.9 – 22|
|Angle of View||113° on SUPER35, 100° on MFT||64°- 18°|
|Format Compatibility||Super35, MFT||Super 35+|
|Lens Structure||15 elements in 10 groups||20 elements in 16 groups|
|Min. Focusing Distance||12cm||60cm / 1.97 feet|
|Filter Thread||55cm||100 mm (114mm step-up ring included)|
|Dimensions||54 x 62.4mm||102*240 mm / 4” * 9.45 “|
|Weight||247g||~2.5kg / ~5.5 lbs|
|Mounts||Fuji X, Sony E, MFT, Canon RF||PL / EF / RF / FE (User Interchangeable)|
|Max. Coverage (RED)||N/A||Red Monstro (6K HD) / Gemini (5K HD) / Helium (8K HD)|
|Max. Coverage (Arri)||N/A||Alexa Mini (4K UHD)|
If there is an issue with thermal expansion affecting optical or mechanical performance, why didn't Laowa make the original lenses white?
Does the introduction of these white versions indicate that the black versions do suffer from optical or mechanical problems in hot weather?
Or are these lenses white purely for cosmetic purposes?
No, it is some marketing IMO, they get lots of articles in the internet and a few will buy it. Costs less than paying for classical advertisement.
mother than that 9mm cine lens sounds interesting though the white is nothing more than a gimmick at this point.
If I understand correctly (and please correct me if I don't), on the FF sensor it's a equivalent to a ~13.5mm lens.
How do the edges look?