I am happy to announce that I’ve become an affiliation partner with Venus Optics. Venus Optics makes great lenses for multiple different mounts.
Here is their story:
Anhui Changgeng Optics Technology Co., Ltd (Venus Optics) was established in 2013. Headquartered in China, we are a leading camera lens manufacturer formed by a group of photography enthusiasts and industry experts. Our team of optics design has more than 20 years of experience and used to design lenses for Japanese & Germany manufacturers. Our mission is to design and create our own portfolio of photography lenses which are truly Unique, Practical and Affordable.
Over the last 4 years, we have been launching some very unique glasses to the market and are welcomed by photographers from around the world. Back in 2013, we realized that there was a need for a budget macro lens which can not only achieve high magnification for shooting smaller insects but also serve as a normal portrait lens. After 15 months of preparation, we launched our first product, Laowa 60mm f/2.8 2X Ultra-Macro Lens, to the market and it was the World’s First 2:1 macro lens with a focusing range from 2:1 magnification ratio to infinity focus. We have received tremendous support from industry professionals and photographers. This has boosted our confidence and drives us to strive harder to achieve our dream.
In the following months, we launched another unique lens with the ‘World’s First’ title, Laowa 15mm f/4 Wide Angle Macro Lens. This is the World’s Widest 1:1 Macro lens. And in the following year, we announced the ’Bokeh Dreamer’ lens, Laowa 105mm f/2 Smooth Trans Focus Lens.
Venus Optics makes lenses like
Laowa 15mm f/4 Wide Angle Macro
World’s Widest 1:1 Macro Lens Featuring an ultra-wide 110 degrees angle of view of with 1:1 maximum magnification, allowing users to focus very close to the subject but at the same time, include the background details (where and how the subject lives) into the photo. Added with a +/- 4mm feature, this lens is an ultimate creative tool for both landscape, macro and architectural shooting.
Laowa 105mm f/2 Smooth Trans Focus (STF)
The Bokeh Dreamer with Ultra-sharp image and Silky smooth Bokeh.
Featuring an unique STF (Smooth Trans Focus) optical design. This award-winning lens incorporates an apodization (APD) element next to the aperture which resembles the function of an ND filter. It gradually reduces the amount of light transmitted towards the periphery to produce a soft, natural and beautifully diffused out-of-focus rendition. The chromatic aberration has also been controlled to the minimal.
So if you want to support me and get the lenses above, click the images and get yours now!
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