Chinese camera lens maker Venus Optics has just released piano-white versions of the Laowa 9mm T2.9 Zero-D Cine for Canon RF mount and OOOM 25-100mm T2.9 cine lenses. The latest iterations of these two counterparts are priced at $649 and $6,000 ($7,500 for the bundle with 1.4x full frame expander and 1.33x rear anamorphic adapter) respectively.
The all-in-one Laowa OOOM 25-100mm T2.9 cine lens comes equipped with an ARRI PL mount by default with Canon EF and Sony E mount bayonets as additional options. A Canon RF mount bayonet has been exclusively added to the piano-white version of this lens.
The OOOM 25-100mm T2.9 covers ideally Super 35 sensors and seems to be the perfect fit for cameras like the ALEXA Mini, RED Helium, and RED Gemini.
The constant maximum aperture of T2.9 makes low light filming easier throughout the whole zoom range. The lens also provides excellent parfocal control. The undesired focus breathing is reduced to a minimum, thus keeping the composition intact when pulling focus.
Additionally, the OOOM 25-100mm zoom is bundled with a 1.4x full-frame expander and 1.33x rear anamorphic adapter. That way users can 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.
Laowa 9mm T2.9 Zero-D Cine, on the other hand, has been one of the most popular ultra-wide-angle cine lenses in the range. The compact and lightweight size of the 9mm T2.9 matches the compact design of RED Komodo turning both into a great combo for filming mobile and shooting FPV.
It is currently the widest cine prime lens with a native Canon RF mount, which features a 120° angle of view on Super 35 sensors. The fast-maximum aperture of T2.9 is well suited and more flexible for filming in a wide variety of low-light conditions.
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 further convenience when shooting outdoors. To learn more about the latest Venus Optics products, head over to the company’s website here.
[source: Venus Optics]