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Venus Optics has announced the Laowa Argus 28mm F1.2 FF lens. The ultra-fast prime lens is designed for full-frame mirrorless cameras and will be available in four mounts: Canon RF, L, Nikon Z, and Sony E. The "modern take" on the classic 28mm focal length is well-suited to a wide variety of photographic situations, including environmental portraiture, street, landscape, and night sky photograp
Even though Venus is the closest planet to Earth, there's still a lot we don't know about it, especially when it comes to its galactic-scale history. Was it once habitable? Did it ever have water? Was the atmosphere ever different than the toxic cocktail of carbon dioxide and sulphuric acid that swirls around its blazing surface today? Could it be a cautionary tale for Earth? To find out, astrono
After decades of speculation, astronomers have discovered the first direct evidence of volcanic activity on Venus. Radar images of Earth’s “twin” taken just a few months apart reveal a recent eruption.Continue ReadingCategory: Space, ScienceTags: Geology, Venus, volcano, NASA, Radar, Magellan, Veritas
Beyond Digital at Venus Over Manhattan   From February 10 to March 14, 2023, New York-based gallery Venus Over Manhattan presents ‘Beyond Digital,’ an interdisciplinary art collection founded by blockchain investor and founder of NFT-focused cultural institution Aorist, Pablo Rodríguez-Fraile, and architect and designer Desiree Casoni.   Rodríguez-Fraile and Casoni
Venus Optics has announced the Laowa 6mm F2 Zero-D lens for Micro Four Thirds, the widest rectilinear lens for Micro Four Thirds cameras. The lens is a photo-specific version of the company's existing 6mm T2.1 Cine lens, promising the same optical quality with new electrical contacts. The contacts allow users to control the lens aperture through the camera body and ensure that EXIF data is co
Venus Optics has announced the Laowa 10mm F4 Cookie lens for APS-C mirrorless cameras, just a couple of weeks after announcing the Laowa 12-24mm F5.6 wide-angle zoom lens for full-frame mirrorless cameras. The new 10mm F4 Cookie lens, which some might describe as a "pancake" lens, is designed for street and landscape photography and is available for Canon RF, Fujifilm X, L, Nikon Z, and Sony E-mo
Venus Optics, maker of Laowa lenses, has announced a new full-frame wide-angle zoom, the Laowa 12-24mm F5.6. The compact lens delivers a maximum field of view of 121.9 degrees. It also delivers a minimum focus distance of just 15 centimeters (5.9 inches). The full-frame ultra-wide angle lens also accepts screw-on filters, which is somewhat unusual. The lens ships with an adapter ring that you c
Venus Optics’ Indiegogo campaign for its new Laowa Nanormorph lenses isn’t even over and already the company has announced another variation for cinematographers who want a more neutral flare.At launch, Venus Optics said its ultra-compact Laowa Nanomorph lenses would be available in both Amber and Blue varieties, which offer warmer and cooler flares and highlights, respectively, to suit the aesth
Whether or not there’s life on Venus is the subject of much debate among scientists, but a new study may close the case. Researchers at Cambridge have analyzed the Venusian atmosphere and found no sign of the chemical fingerprints microbes would be expected to produce – but it doesn’t rule out life on other similar planets.Continue ReadingCategory: Space, ScienceTags: Venus, Astronomy, Sulfur, Ex
Venus Optics has announced the Laowa 90mm F2.8 2x Ultra Macro APO, its latest macro lens designed for full-frame mirrorless camera systems.The lens is constructed of 13 elements in 10 groups, including three extrea-low dispersion (ED) elements. It features a 13-blade aperture diaphragm, has an aperture range of F2.8, uses a 67mm front filter thread and has a minimum focusing distance of 20.5cm, a is a social bookmarking place where you can share, find & discuss the best news around on most topics. We focus on hi-tech reviews, gadgets and geekery but we like almost anything that's awesome, appealing and thought-provoking! er6i9ds5mz

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