Weekly News Round-up: Laowa 20mm Shift Lens and Firmware Updates

This week, we have yet another new lens from Venus Optics, and firmware updates from Fujifilm and Sony.

Laowa 20mm F4 ‘ Zero-D’ Shift

The latest from Laowa is a wide-angle manual focus lens for full frame cameras that can also shift (+/- 11mm) to control the perspective when doing architecture photography. It will be available for no fewer than 8 different mount systems and will cost $1100.

  • 16 elements in 11 groups
  • 2 aspherical and 3 extra-low dispersion elements
  • 14-blade aperture diaphragm
  • Min. focus: 25cm
  • 82mm filter thread
  • 747g
Laowa 20mm F4 shift on white background

Fujifilm Firmware Updates

Fujifilm has released new firmware updates for the X-T4, X-S10, X-Pro3, X100V, GFX100S and GFX100.

On the X-T4 and X-S10, the new software adds support for XLR microphone adapters and fixes a few minor issues. For the other cameras, it’s just about small bug fixes.

You can read more about it and download the firmware from the Fujifilm website.

Fujifilm X-T4 with 50mm F2 attached

Sony A7 IV Firmware Update

Sony has released the first firmware update for the A7 IV that aims to fix a problem related to Eye AF. Many users reported a lack of accuracy when using this function, something that I personally didn’t experience on my copy, as explained in my full comparison. But if you have trouble with Eye AF on your A7 IV, make sure to update the camera. You can download the firmware on the Sony website.

Sony A7 IV, front view