Laowa has announced its new 20mm T2.2 1.5X Anamorphic Lens for MFT cameras. Laowa is touting that this is the most compact, fastest, and widest Nanomorph to date.
It weighs in at just 0.67 lbs / 304g and has dimensions of ø2.36″ x 3.35″ which makes it suitable for use with drones, gimbals, etc.
The lens features a close focusing distance of 1’4” / 43cm, and you can get it in 3 different flare color options (Amber/Blue/Silver). The front filter thread is 55mm.
The lens is available in MFT and Arri PL mount. Both versions share the same optical design, however, due to the physical aspect and the flange distance, the housing is different between the 2 versions. The mounts are not interchangeable with each other.
Now, unlike the rest of the Nanomorph series, the 20mm only fits MFT or smaller sensors. It does not cover the S35 format.
Laoowa states that they guarantee a uniform and consistent anamorphic look across various focus distances.
Pricing & Availability
The Laowa Nanomorph 20mm MFT lens retails for $999 USD for the MFT mount version and $1499 USD for the PL mount version. Both versions are now available for orders through the INDIEGOGO campaign website (Perk 1D & 1E). Orders are expected to be shipped in late October.