Venus Optics makes some of the most fascinating lenses in the world, and they are showing no signs of stopping, as their latest lens is an absolute show-stopper, as it is the world's first full frame 9mm rectilinear (non-fisheye) lens. What is it like shooting with it? Check out this fantastic review to see.
Coming to you from Kai W, this great video takes a look at the Venus Optics Laowa 9mm f/5.6 lens. I reviewed the Venus Optics Laowa 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 lens last year, and it was both an impressive lens and jaw-dropping experience. Most of us only shoot as wide as 16mm or 14mm at the most. A few consumer lenses make their way down too 12mm or even 11mm, but it is hard to convey the difference each millimeter makes at this extreme. I remember walking down the streets of Manhattan with the 10-18mm pressed to my eye, and it was both fun and utterly disorienting, particularly as I watched my own feet moving at the bottom of the frame. I have never used a 9mm full frame rectilinear lens (as this is the first), but surely, you can create some very unique images with it. Check out the video above to see what Kai thinks!