Anhui China, December 13, 2022 – Venus Optics, a pioneer in producing unique photo and cine lenses, announced today the addition of new mounts for the Magic Shift Converter (MSC), transforming the normal lenses into a professional shift lens with ±10mm shift capability. On top of the existing Canon EF, Nikon F and Nikon G to Sony E options, the brand is adding Canon EF to Canon RF, Canon EF to Nikon Z and Nikon F/G to Nikon Z to the portfolio. With the MSC, the Canon and Nikon DSLR lenses can be mounted on mirrorless cameras while retaining optical performance. It is optimized with the Laowa 12mm F2.8 Zero-D ultra-wide angle lens but you can use any full manual EF and F mount lenses, supporting photographers to capture straight architecture, interior and real estate photos.
Additional mounts for other Laowa lenses are also announced – new Canon RF mount for 4mm f/2.8 Fisheye, 9mm f/2.8 Zero-D, and 65mm f/2.8 Ultra Macro APO and new L mount for 12-24mm f/5.6 Zoom.
Laowa Magic Shift Converter
Patented Optical System
The MSC has a built-in shift mechanism with a maximum ±10mm distance. By shifting horizontally or vertically, converging vertical lines created by distance can be corrected easily with the adjusted perspective. Shift lens is extremely powerful for architectural photographers to capture straight skyscrapers and real estate photography.
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© Danny Kwan
Low Chromatic Aberration
Made with 5 elements in 4 groups with 2 ultra-refractive glasses, the MSC delivers a remarkable control on chromatic aberration and consistent image sharpness from the center to the edge.
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© Edwin Fong
The MSC body can be rotated 360° both clockwise and anti-clockwise by pressing the knob. It allows photographers to shoot in both horizontal and portrait orientation.
Come with a lens support, providing user-friendly installation on tripods to maintain a perfect balance of the lens during shifting, and the axis of the image can be easily aligned.
Built-in Aperture Ring for Nikon F/G lens
Both Nikon F and Nikon G lenses work well with the Magic Shift Converter. An aperture ring on the MSC provides control of the aperture for the Nikon G lenses.
Laowa Magic Shift Converter MSC
5 elements in 4 groups
About Ø 69.6mm*44.1mm
(new) Canon EF-Canon RF /
Pricing & Availability
Laowa Magic Shift Converter is currently available to purchase via Venus Optics official website (http://www.venuslens.net/) and authorized resellers.
The US price for Laowa Magic Shift Converter is USD300 for Canon EF to Canon RF, Nikon Z, and Sony E and USD320 for Nikon F/Nikon G to Nikon Z and Sony E. Pricing varies in different countries.
Laowa Magic Shift Converter: https://www.venuslens.net/product/laowa-magic-shift-converter/
Other lenses with additional mounts
Laowa 4mm f/2.8 Fisheye (Canon RF)
Featuring a one-of-a-kind 210° field of view, Laowa 4mm f/2.8 fisheye lens can create a circular fisheye perspective on Micro Four Thirds (M43) & APS-C cameras. Photographers can create a 360° full panorama image with a minimum of 2-3 shots. The lens weighs only 4.8 oz (135 g) which makes it extremely portable and allows photographers to have creative shots anywhere, anytime. The lens can also be mounted on DJI drones for creating a unique perspective you have never seen before.
Mounts available: Canon RF (NEW) / MFT / Fuji X / Sony E / Canon M / Leica L / Nikon Z
Product page: https://www.venuslens.net/product/laowa-4mm-f-2-8-mft/
Laowa 9mm f/2.8 Zero-D (Canon RF)
This exciting prime lens provides ultra wide-angle coverage up to 113° angle of view (100° on MFT system). The tiny size & light weight match perfectly with mirrorless cameras and are suitable for use with gimbals. 2 aspherical elements plus 3 extra-low dispersion elements successfully correct chromatic aberration, realize close-to-zero distortion & deliver excellent corner-to-corner sharpness.
Canon RF (NEW) / Fuji X / Sony E / Canon EF-M / DJI DL / MFT / L mount / Nikon Z
Product page: https://www.venuslens.net/product/9mm/
Laowa 65mm f/2.8 2x Ultra Macro APO (Canon RF)
The Laowa 65mm f/2.8 2X macro APO is the first macro lens that Venus Optics designs for systems other than full-frame cameras. This is the only macro lens in the market that is capable of producing 2X life-size images and designed specially for mirrorless cameras. The new 65mm is remarkably light and compact which makes it ideal for macro photography, daily still photos, portraiture and more.
Canon RF (NEW) / Fuji X / Sony E / Canon EF-M / Nikon Z
Product page: https://www.venuslens.net/product/laowa-65mm-f-2-8-2x-ultra-macro-apo/
Laowa 12-24mm f/5.6 Zoom (L mount)
The 12-24mm f/5.6 zoom is an ultra-wide zoom lens designed for mirrorless cameras. With an angle of view from 84° to 121°, the lens can be very useful for multiple scenarios. It also has a fixed f/5.6 maximum aperture throughout the whole zoom range which gives the photographer much greater control over the photo. The lens is relatively lightweight in its class. It is compressed to be around 3.3″/ 84mm long and weighs about 1.09 lbs/ 497g. The lens is also compatible with 77mm filters (With the lens hood) and has a 15cm close-focusing distance. Easily creating interesting shots with good background separation. Like many of the Laowa lenses, this wide-angle lens also renders stunning 10-point Sunstar.
L mount (NEW) / Leica M / Sony E / Nikon Z / Canon RF
Product page: https://www.venuslens.net/product/laowa-12-24mm-f-5-6-zoom/
The 9mm f/2.8 Zero-D is for APS-C cameras, isn't it?
I'm sure there will be someone, somewhere, sometime, who can find a use for AF in a T/S lens...
and yes, It will be very interesting to hear Keith Cooper's opinions on this - if *anyone* will know how to get the best out of it, it will be Keith.
But the TSE 90mm 2.8 as RF version with AF can be used as an portrait (or macro) lens also.
Two(!)-Eye-Autofokus with slightly tilted plane can be a nice thing, i guess....
I had forgotten (I do not use them!) the 50, 90 and 135mm TSEs. AF is certainly useful for them!
What could also be a benefit, if technically possible, is kind of an automatic hyperfocal function when tilting...I guess that's what you meant with two-eye AF.
We need your opinion!