Venus Optics introduced the discharge of Piano White variations of their Laowa OOOM 25-100mm & Laowa 9mm Zero-D (RF Mount) cine lenses.
These are optically the identical lenses as Venus Optics’ broadly profitable, cine lenses that we coated some time again (here the OOOM 25-100mm) solely with a brand new colour possibility. The white Laowa OOOM 25-100 retails for $6,000, and the white Laowa 9mm Zero-D (RF mount) retails for $649. They’re +$1,000, and +$50 over their black counterparts.
Why Piano White?
We’ve seen this query come up on different information websites, and it may undoubtedly be a bit puzzling. Why would anybody need to pay extra for the very same lens in a unique colour?
Canon, Sony, and Nikon have been releasing lenses in white for many years. Usually a white lens like Canon’s 70-200mm IS III lives contained in the bag of sports activities and nature shooters who spend nearly all of their time exterior.
For the reason that white coating on the lens physique displays nearly all of the sunshine from the solar, it helps preserve a decrease temperature. Excessive warmth can have an effect on optical efficiency, and if it’s an actual scorcher exterior, the lens will stay cool to the contact.
Nevertheless, these lenses are primarily supposed for restricted version, white Purple Komodo house owners. The white – or Stormtrooper, as it is often called – Red Komodo was launched to beta tester properly earlier than the usual black mannequin and it has adopted a little bit of a cult following and a standing image.
Corporations like Tilta, Vaxis, and Smallrig (to call a couple of) launched white variations of their Komodo equipment too. Stormtrooper Komodo shooters typically delight themselves on sustaining an all white rig, and these implausible lenses from Venus Optics are a welcomed addition to their kits.
Venus Optics Piano White 9mm T2.9 Zero-D Cine (RF mount)
This extremely huge and really low distortion lens looks like an ideal match for the Purple Komodo both in Piano White or common black. Priced at $599 (black) and $650 (Piano White) this lens is an ideal pairing for the 1.33x crop Komodo sensor. Watch our video interview about the lens here.
Venus Optics Piano White OOOM 25-100mm (PL Mount)
The focal vary of the Venus Optics Laowa OOOM 25-100mm excellent for many conditions besides perhaps missing just a little bit on the huge finish, and this lens has gorgeous readability. Check out our visual video review of the BMPCC 6K right here the place we used the Laowa OOOM because the lens of alternative, in case you missed it.
The black model of the PL lens retails for $5,000 and covers APS-C and S35 sensors. The Piano White model comes at a premium of $6,000; nevertheless, in addition they supply a bundle option with a 1.4x full body expander and a 1.33x rear anamorphic adapter for $7,500.
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