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Venus Laowa 17mm f/4 GFX Zero-D Pricing & Sample Photos

Venus Optics has announced the pricing and availability of the Venus Laowa 17mm f/4 GFX Zero-D lens for the Fujifilm GFX camera.

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Venus Laowa 17mm f/4 GFX Zero-D
 

Venus Optics has shared the pricing and availability of the Venus Laowa 17mm f/4 GFX Zero-D lens. Plus, there are new sample photos captured with the lens designed for Fujifilm GFX cameras, too. 


First announced back in April 2018, the Laowa 17mm f/4 Zero-D GFX is a 13.5mm equivalent ultra-wide-angle prime specially designed for Fujifilm GFX cameras such as the Fujifilm GFX 50S or the Fujifilm GFX 50R. The 113°ultra-wide perspective makes it an ideal lens for landscape and architecture photography. It features 21 elements in 14 groups as well as a 5-blade aperture system and the lens has an 86mm filter thread. 

Venus Laowa 17mm f/4 GFX Zero-D Optical Diagram
Venus Laowa 17mm f/4 GFX Zero-D Optical Diagram

 

Venus Optics have managed to compress the size of the Laowa 17mm f/4 Zero-D to the smallest in its class, measuring approximately 124.5mm long and weighing only 829g and it's also part of the Laowa 'Zero-D' product line-up, which claims to exhibit a close-to-zero optical distortion rate. 

Similar to other Laowa wide-angle lenses, the new 17mm f/4 has a very good close-focus capability and it can focus up to 20cm from the object to the sensor.

The Venus Laowa 17mm f/4 GFX Zero-D lens is available for pre-order now with an expected shipment start date of mid-August 2019. It has an RRP, minus VAT, of $1199. 

Take a look at the sample images captured with the Laowa 17mm f/4 GFX Zero-D lens below (credit goes to photographer's names listed under the photos). 

Venus Laowa 17mm f/4 GFX Zero-D Specifications: 

  • Focal Length -17mm
  • Max. Aperture -f/4
  • Min. Aperture - f/32
  • Angle of View - 113-degrees
  • Format Compatibility - Medium Format
  • Lens Structure - 21 elements in 14 groups
  • Aperture Blades - 5
  • Min. Focusing Distance - 20cm
  • Max. Magnification - 0.27x
  • Filter thread - 85mm 
  • Dimensions - 88×124.5mm
  • Weight - 829g
  • Mounts -Fujifilm G

 

Venus Laowa 17mm f/4 GFX Zero-D Sample Photos

 

Venus Laowa 17mm f/4 GFX Zero-D Photos of Equipment

 

Venus Laowa 17mm f/4 GFX Zero-D MTF Chart
Venus Laowa 17mm f/4 GFX Zero-D MTF Chart

 

Venus Laowa 17mm f/4 GFX Zero-D Specifications

ManufacturerVenus
General
Lens Mounts
  • Fujifilm G Mount
Lens
Focal Length17mm
Angle of View113
Max Aperturef/4
Min Aperturef/32
Filter Size85mm
StabilisedNo
35mm equivalent13.5mm
Internal focusingNo
Maximum magnificationNo Data
Focusing
Min Focus20cm
Construction
Blades5
Elements21
Groups14
Box Contents
Box ContentsNo Data
Dimensions
Weight829g
Height124.5mm

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Comments


MentorRon 1 38 Canada
3 Aug 2019 5:40PM
If the max aperture is f/4.0, why do all the shots say f/1.0 ??? EXIF altered in PhotoShop? (I'm not a PhotoShop user.)

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annettep38 Plus
8 219 42 Costa Rica
9 Aug 2019 12:32AM
Hi Mentor Ron
there is no electronic gadget in their lenses...
So that is what my Nikon says, too. Using the 12mm that is or any other Venus lens.
They make fantastic glass.. I own the 60mm macro and the 12 mm
MentorRon 1 38 Canada
9 Aug 2019 5:02AM

Quote:Hi Mentor Ron
there is no electronic gadget in their lenses...
So that is what my Nikon says, too. Using the 12mm that is or any other Venus lens.
They make fantastic glass.. I own the 60mm macro and the 12 mm



So it is a manual setting of the aperture, just like I did with my original Kodak Pony 135 as a teenager319285_1565323310.jpg

?
and manual focus as well ?

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