Venus Optics has the Laowa 9mm F2.8 DL Zero-D, the widest lens available for DJI X7 cameras and Inspire 2 drones.
The lens, which is identical in design and specs to the Fuji X, Sony E and Canon EF-M mount versions, features a 113-degree field of view and ‘close-to-zero distortion.’ Venus Optics notes the widest DL lens currently available, the DJI 16mm f/2.8 ASPH ND, has a diagonal field of view of just 80-degrees, meaning X7 and Inspire 2 users are able to get much more in the frame than previously possible, as seen int he comparison video below.
The lens weighs only 210g (0.46 lbs) and measures 60mm (2.36 in) long. It’s constructed of 15 elements in 10 groups with two aspherical elements and three extra-low dispersion elements. The front filter thread has a diameter of 49mm and it uses a seven-blade aperture diaphragm.
Below is a collection of sample footage captured by Ling Chen and shared by Venus Optics that shows the lens onboard a DJI Inspire 2 drone, as well as a sample gallery of still images shot by Liu Su Pei and shared by Venus Optics.
The Laowa 9mm F2.8 DL Zero-D retails for $499 USD, but Venus Optics notes pricing may vary from country to country. It’s available now from Venus Optic’s online shop and authorized Venus Optics resellers.