Venus Optics has introduced an up to date model of its Laowa 7.5mm F2 Micro Four Thirds (MFT) lens that has digital aperture management and an onboard chip for transferring metadata from the lens to the digital camera.

The brand new lens options the identical optical development as its fully-manual predecessor (13 parts in 9 teams), however provides an electronically-controlled aperture at the price of lowering the variety of aperture blades to 5 (there are seven within the guide model).

As for dimensions, the lens is available in at 3mm (.12”) bigger in diameter and 7mm shorter (.28”) than the guide model. Additionally, regardless of including the digital aperture management and onboard CPU chip, Venus Optics managed to cut back the lens’ weight to 150g (5.3oz), down from the 170g (6oz) weight of the guide model.

Under is a video assessment of the lens from YouTube channel RED35:

The Laowa 7.5mm F2 lens with digital aperture management is offered to order on Venus Optics’ website for $549. You may view a gallery of full-sized pattern photographs on Venus Optics’ Flickr album.