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.

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Sebastian Oakley
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For nearly two decades Sebastian's work has been published internationally. Originally specializing 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 a 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 into BEWA, The British Equestrian Writers' Association. 

He is familiar with and shows great interest in street, medium, and large format photography with products by Leica, Phase One, Hasselblad, Alpa, and Sinar. Sebastian has also used many cinema cameras from the likes of Sony, RED, ARRI, and everything in between. He now spends his spare time using his trusted Leica M-E or Leica M2 shooting Street photography or general life as he sees it, usually in Black and White.