Venus Optics has announced the 9mm f/2.8 lens

Venus Optics has announced the 9mm f/2.8 lens.  It’s priced at £499 and is available in Fujifilm X-Mount, Sony E-Mount and Canon EOS-M.

Laowa say this is the widest lens available for APS-C cameras and features a 113 degree angle of view, fast f/2.8 aperture and close to zero distortion.

The extreme 113° angle of view and ultra-fast f/2.8 aperture allows photographers to create impressive astro-photography shots with ease. It also gives photographers a fast and wide-angle option for landscape photography and low-light shooting. For videographers, the compact size of this lens is friendly to the use of gimbals or even handheld shooting without much of shaking. The lens is designed with a 49mm filter thread which gives additional portability for screw-in filters.

The lens is available to order on the Venus lens website. The first 100 orders will get a set of Laowa 49mm filters for FREE (CPL + UV + ND1000). Shipping is expected to start from early April.

Zonlai Launch 22mm f/1.8 Lens In Fujifilm X Mount

Sainsonic have released the Zonlai 22mm f/1.8 lens in Fujifilm X-Mount for the very affordable price of $159.99 in the US.

The lens is said to offer excellent bokeh opportunities and features 8 elements in 7 groups, and an 11 blade aperture. The 22mm f/1.8 optic is available for MFT cameras in the UK for £114. No information on a UK release of the X-Mount version has been confirmed as of yet but you can get the lens over on Amazon US.

Sainsonic also manufacture the Kamlan 50mm f/1.1 lens, which is also available in MFT, Sony E Mount and Canon EOS M fittings for £169.99