VenusOptics has shown off the FFII T/S 55mm F2.8 and 100mm F2.8 Macro lenses in Bejing. Both lenses will be available for the RF mount as well as the GFX, Z, E, and L mounts.

VenusOptics under the Laowa brand name is starting to make a name for themselves in the realm of tilt and shift. These are impressive-looking lenses and while for live moving subjects, macro without autofocus would be difficult, there's a ton of macro studio work where the subject matter doesn't move around, so these lenses could be amazing at a fraction of an OEM's tilt-shift lens cost. These lenses are also massive, weighing 1.34 and 1.22 kg for the 55mm and 100mm Tilt-Shifts respectively.

As of now, we don't have any pricing information but expect a formal announcement soon From VenusOptics. Check out VenusOptics‘s website for more information and preorder when they become available. I am led to believe that shipping is fast and reasonable even to the USA from users' comments in the past.

Laowa FFII T/S 55mm F2.8 Macro 1:1

  • Format: Full size
  • Mount: GFX/E/R/Z/L
  • Focal length: 55mm
  • Aperture value: F2.8-T22
  • Aperture blades: 15 pieces
  • Lens configuration: 14 elements in 11 groups
  • Shortest shooting distance: 0.27m
  • Maximum shooting magnification: 1x
  • Filter diameter: 77mm
  • Size: φ168.5×85mm
  • Weight: 1345g
  • Dustproof and splashproof:-
  • AF: MF limited
  • Image stabilization:-
  • Other functions:
    – Aperture ring
    – ±12mm shift
    – ±10° tilt
    – 360° revolving in 15° increments
    – 90° rotatable tilt/shift

Laowa FFII T/S 100mm F2.8 Macro 1:1

  • Format: Full size
  • Mount: GFX/E/R/Z/L
  • Focal length: 100mm
  • Aperture value: F2.8-T22
  • Aperture blades: 15 pieces
  • Lens composition: 13 elements in 11 groups
  • Shortest shooting distance: 0.32m
  • Maximum shooting magnification: 1x
  • Filter diameter: 77mm
  • Size: φ162×85mm
  • Weight: 1215g
  • Dustproof and splashproof:-
  • AF: MF limited
  • Image stabilization:-
  • Other functions:
    – Aperture ring
    – ±12mm shift
    – ±10° tilt
    – 360° revolving in 15° increments

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