Venus Optics brings trio of exotic f/2.8 primes to Canon RF and Nikon Z

Venus Optics brings trio of exotic f/2.8 primes to Canon RF and Nikon Z
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Venus Optics has announced three of its f/2.8 performance prime lenses for the Canon RF and Nikon Z full-frame mirrorless mounts. And, as you'd expect from the manufacturer, the optics are equal parts quirky and cool. 

The trio comprises the Laowa 12mm f/2.8 Zero-D, the Laowa 25mm f/2.8 2.5-5X Ultra Macro and the Laowa 100mm f/2.8 2x Ultra Macro APO. The former will be the widest native lens for the Canon EOS R / RP, while the latter two will be the first native macro lenses for the and Nikon Z7 / Z6

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The editor of Digital Camera World, James has 21 years experience as a journalist and started working in the photographic industry in 2014 (as an assistant to Damian McGillicuddy, who succeeded David Bailey as Principal Photographer for Olympus). In this time he shot for clients like Aston Martin Racing, Elinchrom and L'Oréal, in addition to shooting campaigns and product testing for Olympus, and providing training for professionals. This has led him to being a go-to expert for camera and lens reviews, photo and lighting tutorials, as well as industry news, rumors and analysis for publications like Digital Camera MagazinePhotoPlus: The Canon MagazineN-Photo: The Nikon MagazineDigital Photographer and Professional Imagemaker, as well as hosting workshops and talks at The Photography Show. He also serves as a judge for the Red Bull Illume Photo Contest. An Olympus and Canon shooter, he has a wealth of knowledge on cameras of all makes – and a fondness for vintage lenses and instant cameras.