Laowa has now formally introduced the 65mm T2.4 and 80mm T2.4 Nanomorph Tremendous 35mm compact cinema lenses. We received to see these lenses first-hand in Las Vegas earlier this yr at NAB 2023.
The lenses add to Laowa’s present 27mm T2.8, 35mm T2.4, and 50mm T2.4 lenses (buy here) within the Nanomorph vary and flesh out the lineup fairly properly. The 2 new lenses, although, are launching on Indiegogo.
Laowa Nanomorph – Constructed for Tremendous 35mm
Above, you possibly can see the video from our go to to the Laowa stand at NAB 2023 in April. They be part of three present Nanomorph primes to create a five-lens set that covers the focal size vary from 27mm to 80mm fairly properly.
The Nanomorph sequence is designed for Tremendous 35mm, which suggests it’ll cowl the sensors of APS-C mirrorless cameras. Laowa says they’re probably the most compact and light-weight S35 telephoto anamorphic lenses ever made and preferrred for light-weight run & gun conditions.
1.5x Anamorphic squeeze ratio in three flare choices
Each the 65mm and 80mm T2.4 Nanomorph lenses supply a 1.5x anamorphic squeeze. Laowa says that the squeeze ratio can be maintained all through the main target distance vary of every lens. There are three flare choices of blue, amber or a impartial silver, which matches with the three 27mm, 35mm and 50mm Nanomorph lenses.
The compact set appears ideally suited to light-weight setups. You might use them handheld (with good IS), on a shoulder rig, gimbal, slider or different size-constrained and light-weight assist techniques. Laowa says they’re mild sufficient which you could doubtlessly mount them to a drone.
Laowa 65mm & 80mm T2.4 Nanomorph Specs
The specs for the 2 lenses haven’t been launched but. However there are some things we all know from our earlier interview.
Like the remainder of the Nanomorph sequence, the 2 new lenses will function the identical unified gear positions. This permits for simple lens swapping with out having to regulate motors and comply with focus models. They each use industry-standard MOD 0.8 gears.
They’ve a 55mm filter thread on the entrance. This provides a variety of filter choices, permitting you to make use of every kind of matte bins or bigger 77mm and 82mm screw-on filters with step-up rings.
The corporate provides varied interchangeable mount choices, together with Arri PL, Canon EF, Canon RF, DJI DL, Fuji X, Leica L, Micro 4 Thirds, Nikon Z and Sony E. These further mount decisions are optionally available extras if you wish to purchase the package and mod it your self. However for those who’re recurrently utilizing a number of techniques, it’s cheaper than shopping for a number of copies of the identical lens.
Laowa 1.33x Anamorphic Adapter
In addition to the 2 new lenses, Laowa can be asserting a brand new 1.33x Anamorphic Adapter. The adapter seems to screw onto the entrance finish of a lens, and within the pattern picture above, they present it attaching to the 80mm T2.4 1.5x Anamorphic lens, which might lead to a couple of 2x complete squeeze ratio.
You don’t have to make use of this with anamorphic lenses, although. The entire level of it’s to have the ability to adapt your common rectilinear lenses. However, precisely which lenses and focal lengths it’ll actually be appropriate with at present stays unknown.
Value and Availability
That is the place issues get a bit caught. The lenses are launching by way of Indiegogo. The marketing campaign isn’t dwell but, although. It’s anticipated to launch on August twenty ninth, though no costs for both the 65mm T2.4 or 85mm T2.4 lenses, or the 1.33x anamorphic adapter have been launched.
Once we spoke to Laowa at NAB 2023, the lenses had been mentioned to be proper round $1,000 per lens. Whether or not the ultimate value will likely be near that, and the way a lot the marketing campaign will low cost these costs are at present unknown.