Laowa 100mm f/2.8 2x Ultra Macro APO delivers double the magnification
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Laowa 100mm f/2.8 2x Ultra Macro APO delivers double the magnification

How many macro lenses does one lens manufacturer need? Macro lenses are, admittedly, a speciality of Venus Optics, the company behind the Laowa brand, and the 100mm f/2.8 joins its line-up of high-magnification macros, which already includes a 60mm f/2.8. This lens’s longer focal length means you can shoot with longer working distances, which is…

Laowa 4mm f/2.8 Fisheye for Micro Four Thirds can see 210 degrees
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Laowa 4mm f/2.8 Fisheye for Micro Four Thirds can see 210 degrees

Chinese lens maker Venus Optics is steadily increasing its range of Laowa brand lenses for digital SLRs and mirrorless cameras, specialising in macro lenses and ultra-wideangles. And they don’t come much more ultra-wide than this lens, which is designed solely for Micro Four Thirds (MFT) cameras from Olympus and Panasonic. The Laowa 4mm f/2.8 Fisheye…

Laowa 17mm f/4 GFX Zero-D is the widest lens yet for the Fujifilm GFX
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Laowa 17mm f/4 GFX Zero-D is the widest lens yet for the Fujifilm GFX

This is currently the widest available native lens option for Fujifilm G-mount cameras. The new Laowa 17mm f/4 GFX has a field of view equivalent to 13mm in 35mm format (113°). Featuring a close-to-zero distortion and 86mm filter thread, this lens is ideally suited for landscape, architecture & interior photography. The 21 elements in 14…

Laowa 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 FE is widest zoom yet for Sony full frame mirrorless
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Laowa 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 FE is widest zoom yet for Sony full frame mirrorless

Chinese lens maker Venus Optics is on a roll with its digital camera lens line-up. It has just announced four lenses at the same time, including this one – the widest super-wideangle zoom yet made for Sony full frame mirrorless cameras including the A7 series cameras and the A9. Yes, you read that right –…