Laowa 4mm f/2.8 Fisheye Lens Now Available for EF-M-, X- and E-Mount

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Jan 212020
 

Venus Optics launched their Laowa 4mm f/2.8 Circular Fisheye lens in three new versions for popular mirrorless cameras. New mounts include Canon EF-M, FUJIFILM X-Mount, and Sony-E. The lens in all its versions is available now for around $199.

Laowa 4mm f/2.8 Fisheye lens for new mirrorless mounts. Source: Venus Optics

Back in August 2019, Venus Optics launched their unique Laowa 4mm f/2.8 Circular Fisheye lens for the Micro Four Thirds lens mount. Five months later, the company launches this lens also for other popular mirrorless mounts.

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Willem Jonkers: The Fisheye Master Of Street Photography

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Jul 092015
 

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I started out with a 23mm and a 14mm prime, but quickly came to the conclusion that those lenses pushed me too far back from my subjects and my frames were like the many we see all the time. About a year ago I met Steven Gonzalez on Facebook who was using an 8mm fisheye on the streets and thought it was very interesting. This inspiration enabled me to take my urge to get closer to the extreme.

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Nowadays I feel at one with that lens. It gives my subjects the stage I think they should have and how I envision them in the final photographs. By shooting at distances of sometimes less than one foot, my subjects fill the frame completely, but still with a good sense of the surroundings they are moving around in because of the wideness of the lens. The intended distortion of a fisheye lens makes that framing possible.

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Very often I photograph just right in front of someone’s feet from a very low angle and you’ll get that “Gulliver” effect which gives my subject that ‘greatness’ in my frames. On the subject of gear, it’s my opinion that gear will not make you a photographer. Vision does. Gear is a tool to make you display that vision. It has nothing to do with expensive cameras or lenses. My camera is a Fuji X-T1. It can handle very high ISO values, which I need in order to use very fast shutter speeds and still keep a high quality RAW file without too much noise.

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6mm f/2.8 Fisheye-Nikkor on a Nikon D800

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Aug 182012
 

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