Laowa squeezes in four more anamorphic cinema lenses

Laowa Proteus 2X Anamorphic
(Image credit: Laowa )

Early this year we reported that Venus Optics  launched the Laowa Proteus 2X Anamorphic Series to the market. The company is now officially announcing the addition of four more focal lengths to the series on top of the existing 35mm, 45mm, 60mm, and 85mm, making it a total of 8 high-performance prime lens series, each with a maximum aperture of T2.

These four new focal lengths consist of 20mm, 28mm, 100mm, and 135mm, covering a much wider focal length scale to enhance the versatility and practicality of the lens set. The 20mm will also be the widest 2X anamorphic lens ever designed for Super35+ sensors, these new lenses are expected to be ready to ship in late 2023.

(Image credit: Laowa)

For those who have already pre-ordered the existing focal lengths, shipping will begin in May this year. Each individual lens sells for $4,999 each, or $18,998 for the set of the existing four lenses.

If this has been helpful why not take a look at the best cinema cameras on the market, if anamorphic is your thing check out our best anamorphic lenses. When you think you know what you want, why not check to see what the best Netflix-approved cameras are so you can be in the clear when submitting your documentary to the streaming giant

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Sebastian Oakley
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For nearly two decades Sebastian's work has been published internationally. Originally specialising in Equestrianism, his visuals have been used by the leading names in the equestrian industry such as The Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI), The Jockey Club, Horse & Hound and many more for various advertising campaigns, books and pre/post-event highlights.

He is a Fellow of The Royal Society of Arts, holds a Foundation Degree in Equitation Science and is a Master of Arts in Publishing.  He is member of Nikon NPS and has been a Nikon user since the film days using a Nikon F5 and saw the digital transition with Nikon's D series cameras and is still to this day the youngest member to be elected in to BEWA, The British Equestrian Writers' Association. 

He is familiar with and shows great interest in medium and large format photography with products by Phase One, Hasselblad, Alpa and Sinar and has used many cinema cameras from the likes of Sony, RED, ARRI and everything in between. His work covers the genres of Equestrian, Landscape, Abstract or Nature and combines nearly two decades of experience to offer exclusive limited-edition prints to the international stage from his film & digital photography.