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.
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.
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