Venus Optics has announced a compact lens for Fujifilm GFX medium format cameras – Laowa 19mm F2.8 Zero-D GFX. The optics turned out to be very light and small. The lens weighs 546 grams and is 80 mm long.
The lens provides a 110° field of view with zero distortion (which can be handy in astrophotography). The manufacturer reports that the lens is designed for travel.
The thread for installing filters has a diameter of 77 mm, so you can not use additional fasteners. The minimum focusing distance is 18 cm, which allows you to shoot close enough to the subject.
The designation “Zero-D” means almost zero optical distortion. This will make it possible to take architectural and interior shots while maintaining all straight lines.
The Laowa 19mm F2.8 Zero-D has 5 aperture blades that allow you to achieve the 10-Point Sunstar. A photographer can easily achieve this effect by stopping down the aperture.
This lens has the same focus scale adjustment system as the Laowa 14mm F4 FF RL Zero-D. The actual “infinity” marking can be calibrated exactly at the infinity mark, making it useful when shooting in the field, especially at night when shooting astrophotography.
Price and availability
Laowa 19mm F2.8 Zero-D specifications
- Mount: Fujifilm GFX
- Focal Length: 19mm
- Angle of View: 110 Degree
- Aperture Range: f/2.8-22
- Format Compatibility: Medium Format
- Lens Structure: 12 elements in 10 groups (2 Aspherical Lens, 3 ED glass, 1 UHR glass)
- Aperture Blades: 5
- Min. Focusing Distance: 18cm
- Max. Magnification: 0.185X
- Filter Thread: 77mm
- Dimensions: 3.25 x 3.14″ (82.6 x 80mm)
- Weight: 19.25 oz (546g)
AstrHori recently announced the release of a new manual lens with a focal length of 55mm and aperture of F5.6 – Astrhori 55mm F5.6 for medium format cameras with a Fujifilm G-mount mount. The lens is now available to purchase for $329 on Amazon.com online e-shop.