This ones been a very long time in the making, but according to a teaser image, it seems that Venus Optics is finally getting prepared to announce their Laowa 20mm f/4 C-Dreamer shift lens next week. The lens was first flaunted way back in July 2021 at a photography show in Shanghai, China. It sure has actually been a wait however now it appears like the lens may lastly be upon us.
According to in 2015s report, the lens is expected to cover a full-frame sensing unit, a focal length of 20mm, a maximum aperture of f/4 and offer shift abilities– but no tilt. The lens hasnt been called out by name in the brand-new teaser, nevertheless, the general design and markings on the lens are clearly the like the lens flaunted in Shanghai along with a second image that appears to have leaked.
Precisely what other functions it will consist of are unclear, although from looking at the 2nd image above, it appears like well see plus or minus 11mm of total shift in each direction. From looking at the image launched throughout in 2015s program in Shanghai, it doesnt appear to have a filter thread, however perhaps it supports rear-mounted filters on the lens mount. Its possible, however, that it will not support filters at all.
Theres no word on a cost yet, either, although the release date is expected to be March 28th. After everybody already having waited 8 months given that it was initially revealed off, whats a few more days?