Venus Optics Unveils Laowa 4mm f/2.8 Fisheye MFT Lens

Venus Optics has detailed its newest lens model, the Laowa 4mm f/2.8 Fisheye for Micro Four Thirds cameras. The lens is now available via the company's website for $199.

Designed to provide a creative fisheye effect, the Laowa 4mm f/2.8 lens features a 210° field of view, making it a great fit for VR photography, 360-degree panorama images, and unique aerial videography when paired with drones like the DJI Inspire X5. The unit supports MFT mounts and offers a light and portable form factor with a weight of only 4.8 oz (135 g). The device's optical construction consists of 7 elements in 6 groups, and the lens uses 7 aperture blades. And with a 3.1" (8cm) minimum focusing distance, the lens also allows users to capture subjects from a close-up vantage point.

Laowa 4mm f/2.8 Fisheye MFT

Here's a full rundown of key specs per Venus Optics:

  • Focal Length - 4mm
  • Max. Aperture - f/2.8-16
  • Angle of View - 210°
  • Format Compatibility - MFT
  • Lens Structure - 7 elements in 6 groups
  • Aperture Blades - 7
  • Min. Focusing Distance - 80mm
  • Max. Magnification - 1 : 9
  • Focus Mode - Manual Focus
  • Dimensions - 45.2 x 25.5 mm
  • Weight - 135g
  • Mounts - MFT

Source: Venus Optics via DP Review