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Tiny Anamorphic Lens Set with Constant 1.5x Squeeze, 2 Flares Color and 9 different camera mounts.



Hello Indiegogo. We are Venus Optics. Three years ago, you helped us to bring the revolutionary 24mm f/14 2x Macro Probe lens to live. This time, we are super excited to bring another breakthrough in the Anamorphic world. Introducing, the World’s Tiniest yet Professional Anamorphic lenses – Laowa Nanomorph 27mm T2.8, 35mm T2.4, and 50mm T2.4 1.5x lenses. 

Anamorphic lenses are frequently used by big-budget Hollywood productions to achieve the cinematic widescreen perspective. Oval bokeh, horizontal flares and shallower depth of field are aesthetics which add a cinematic and artistic touch to your film.

Anamorphic lenses are always Huge and Heavy. This revolutionary “NANO-sized” lens weighs less than 0.7 lbs (320g) and is only 3.54″ (9cm) long, making it very handy for every set-up e.g. handheld, on a gimbal, on a slider, through tight space, even on a drone, etc. It makes a lot of formerly impossible shots possible. 

Most anamorphic lenses in the market cannot be lifted on drones with the weight limitations.This compactness of Nanomorph series opens up new possibilities and options for drone pilots.

FPV shots with NANOMORPH 27mm


Compatible with DJI Ronin 4D

On a POV helmet

Handheld with no stabilization

© Masaru Nonoshita – Compatible with DJI RS2 Pro with 3D Focus System

© Keaton Bowlby – On gimbal



The lens is specially designed for Super35 (APS-C) & Micro Four Thirds sensors. But the larger than S35 coverage of the Nanomorphs allows the lens to be used on Full Frame cameras like Sony A7siii 4K 16:9 with only mild vignetting. (Check Alexandru’s footage above)

2 Flares options are available, Blue & Amber. Anamorphic lenses with blue flares are very common in the market and they fit perfectly with a sci-fi and cooler vibe . However, they do not necessarily go well with human skin tones. The new amber option we introduced, could deliver a warmer and passionate vibe which is suitable for narrative and day/night shots.  

© Rawspektiv

© Rawspektiv

© Cammackey

© Zachary Moxley

© Keaton Bowlby

© Keaton Bowlby

From 16:9 to cinematic 2.4:1 widescreen

With a 1.5x squeeze, you will have a 2.66:1 on a 16:9 sensor after de-squeeze. Comparing to 1.33x anamorphic lens, Laowa Nanomorph delivers a much more pronounced anamorphic & cinematic look. For 1.8x/2x squeeze, the lens will become huge and a lot more image will be wasted when pairing with 16:9 sensor.

Spherical lens vs Anamorphic lens 

Anamorphic Lens offers a more wider horizontal field of view and shallower depth of field than spherical lenses.


Three Focal Lengths

Nanomorph 27mm 

Nanomorph 35mm 

Nanomorph 50mm

A 1.5x squeeze ratio also renders stretched oval bokeh which gives an artistic touch to the image. 

© Alexandru Don – 50mm T2.4 1.5x

© David Tergemina – Trg.prod – 35mm T2.4 1.5x

© Alexandru Don – 50mm T2.4 1.5x

A 1.5x squeeze ratio gives a stronger sense of compression and bokeh of more oval.


Anamorphic lenses tend to have longer closest focusing distance due to restriction of optical design. Nanomorph has one of the Shortest Close Focusing Distance among all anamorphic lenses in the market. Filmmakers could obtain a very close-up shots which renders much shallower depth of field and stronger bokeh. This offers a much higher flexibility in framing.

(From the subject to sensor)

Nanomorph 27mm T2.8 1.5x Cine –  43cm / 16.9″

Nanomorph 35mm T2.4 1.5x Cine – 60cm / 23.6″

Nanomorph 50mm T2.4 1.5x Cine – 70cm / 27.5″

© Rawspektiv – 35mm T2.8 1.5x

© David Tergemina – Trg.prod – 35mm T2.4 1.5x


In some cheaper anamorphic lenses with synchro focus design in the market, the squeeze ratio varies when focus close and hence changes the actual size of the subject. That’s what we called anamorphic mumps.  There is no way to correct in post and is not usable in professional shootings. Our Nanomorph guarantees a constant squeeze ratio at ALL focusing distance.

For cheaper anamorphic lenses, anamorphic mumps made the lens un-usable at closer distance (e.g. a 1.8x lens will become 1.62x when focused at 4m). For more professional design out there, the lens is bulky and costs a fortune. That’s the reason why Laowa decided to develop and invented this unique patented anamorphic design to guarantee a uniform squeeze ratio, promising optical quality, tiny size and affordable price which solves the struggles of every anamorphic user. 

The anamorphic blocks are put behind the spherical elements and the focusing groups. These two groups compress the image, and hence the smaller anamorphic blocks can be used, which makes the lens tinier. Moreover, the image is formed and focused before the anamorphic blocks which maintains a constant squeeze ratio no matter if the focus changes. 

We currently offer 2 different versions of Nanomorph. Mirrorless version & EF/PL version,

For EF/PL version, Both EF & PL Mounts are included in the box and the mounts are user inter-changeable.

For Mirrorless version, Canon RF, Sony E, M43, DJI DL, Nikon Z, L mount and Fuji X are available and they are also interchangeable. Each lens will come with ONE single mount bayonet and you may add $50 for extra bayonet mounts into your Perk.


  • Unified gear position

The unified gear position allows users to switch lenses quickly and without readjustment on the focus gear.

  • 55mm filter thread for screw-in filters

55mm filters can be attached directly on the lens which filmmakers can combo a handy set-ups. It is favorable when doing a Run-And-Gun shot or flying it with a drone.

  • 0.8 Mod Gear

Industry standard 0.8 mod gear is installed on both aperture and focus rings. 

  • Flange adjustment

Filmmakers could fine tune the back focus quickly by a 0.9mm hex key (included in the package), which ensures the scale is still accurate and aligned after changing cameras.  Watch the tutorial here

  • Dual Scale

Both imperial and metric scale are printed on the lens body.

Moving Forward

More focal lengths (65mm and 80mm) will be introduced later this year. 

Single & 3-lens bundle kits are available. A hard case will be included into the 3-lens bundle.





We offer FREE Fedex shipping (around 7-10 days to arrive) to most countries in the world. It normally takes around 3-7 days to arrive.

Please note that there are a lot of unforeseeable factors which will affect the delivery schedule (including but not limited to customs delay, couriers delay due to the pandemic, etc.).  So please use the estimates as a reference only. 

Please also bear in mind that the price does NOT include any VAT or duty and the buyer will be responsible for it if there is any VAT/duty arisen.

Anhui ChangGeng Optics Technology Company Limited (Venus Optics) is a camera lens manufacturer from Anhui, China. We are formed by a group of photography enthusiasts and industry professionals who aim to provide photographers with more joy and fun to shoot. We will continue to develop unique, practical and high-quality lenses to the market and look for breakthroughs in lenses development. 

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