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.