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Venus Laowa 4mm f/2.8 Fisheye : Specifications and Opinions


Venus Laowa 4mm f/2.8 Fisheye

The Venus Laowa 4mm f/2.8 Fisheye is a fisheye lens for APS-C, manufactured from 2019. The focus is done by Manual Focus, it does not have image stabilization. The average price, when it has been added to the JuzaPhoto database, is 283 €;
2 users have given it an average vote of 6.5 out of 10.


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MOUNT

This lens is available with the following mounts:

Canon EOS M: this lens is compatible with mirrorless APS-C Canon EOS M.

Canon RF: this lens is compatible with mirrorless fullframe Canon RF.

Nikon Z: this lens is compatible with mirrorless APS-C Nikon Z.

Sony E: this lens is compatible with mirrorless APS-C Sony.

Fujifilm X-mount: this lens is compatible with mirrorless APS-C Fuji.

Micro 4/3: this lens is compatible with mirrorless micro-4/3.



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 Specifications
 Focal lenght   4 mm
 Angle of view   210°  (equivalent to a 6mm in Fullframe 24x36mm format)
 Format   APS-C
 Max. aperture   f/2.8
 Aperture blades   7
 Lenses/Groups   7 elements in 6 groups
 Min. focus distance   0.08 meters
 Reproduction ratio   0.11x

 Features
 Stabilization   No
 Focus   Manual Focus
 Internal AF   Yes
 Full Time MF   No

 Built and notes
 Tripod ring   No
 Extenders   No
 Filters  
 Lens hood   No
 Weather sealing   No
 Weight   135 g
 Dimensions   45 x 26 mm

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avatarsenior
sent on September 21, 2020

Pros: Small, light, fun.

Cons: Lightly cropped and ac in the circular edge, easy to photograph your feet or hands holding the camera.

Opinion: I use it with an Olympus Pen-F micro-4/3. A very practical lens to carry with you, it's anywhere. I use a circular crop to the photos to eliminate the edge that is slightly cropped and has chromatic aberrations; so much, having a 210-degree frame, there are absolutely no problems. One piece of advice that I would like to give, not to frame feet/panza/hands, is to use a small travel tripo to grip, and frame with the monitor holding the camera well forward. For the rest, it is the typical lens with which to have fun finding and inventing unthinkable shots.

avatarsenior
sent on September 11, 2019

Pros: Mechanical construction, size, weight

Cons: Crop image, not perfectly circular

Opinion: I reserve the right to edit the review (https://www.juzaphoto.com/topic2.php?l=it&show=2&t=2926371#18494988 ). For now the is under the sufficiency, being an optics born and designed for the m43 system only. REVIEW (preliminary) - CONTRO The image produced has a crop, quite marked beautiful top (for my specimen), very light below but still present; obviously nothing comparable to the one that provides a circular fisheye optic "not expressly designed for MFT format" such as the meike f2 (by the way brighter though larger, therefore not usable on a small drone for example) in terms of portion of the image lost, but still appreciable; I reserve the right to analyze the raw that could be more extensive as a recorded image, although I do not have much hope since it is lens without electrical contacts and therefore no chance of being recognized for the application of a profile in the car ; since I intend to make the substitution (or the return if the problem were to be "serial" or project) I also reserve the right to analyze a second specimen; I would point out that mine is not a pre-production specimen, but part of a 1st batch regularly distributed and sold. Beyond the raw analysis that could provide a better basis for post-processing, I tried to make a circular crop, which in fact could also be useful in optics that produce an image without crop but with some "smear". Of course, as mentioned, the lost part is minimal compared to adapted optics but a post processing is still required. So no jpeg ready and above all, even if I care little, no video without crop. You lose the correct live view. I noticed, however, that the image is not circular but elliptical with a crush at the top, affected by crop. By making a deformation that allows you to recover the ellipticality and then a slight circular crop, you go in some way to solve both problems. An ad hoc lens profile could then make you digest the whole thing. I also confirm, as expected, that without a special support it is practically impossible to prevent fingers or other from entering the frame, thus forcing a trimming in the post. The fact remains, however, that the lens does not KEEP THE PROMESSES. That is unacceptable in my view. I also see, with regret, that many of the problems detected have already been highlighted in pre-production specimens and MAI solved: https://www.dpreview.com/forums/thread/4416611 - PRO But let's get to the positives. The lens looks beautifully constructed and all in all rightly priced (199.00 is the right price even if you have to consider VAT, duty and shipping so here comes to 240.00 euros - VAT - shipping so not a little), small, with braked controls the right both for photo and video use on the ground and in flight (drones); The fully protected metal cap is a jewel with a hollow for the protruding control of MAF. On this very good front.

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