Laowa Zero-D 12mm f/2.8 distortion-free lens to be announced next week

Laowa Zero-D 12mm f:2.8 distortion-free lens
The new Laowa Zero-D 12mm f/2.8 distortion-free lens I reported about back in February will be officially announced on July 30th at 7 pm EST. The retail price will be USD 949, early birds will be able to get discounts. There are several better photos of the actual lens on flickr (credit: Daniel Han):

Update: the Nikon version of the lens can be seen here.

Laowa Zero-Distortion 12mm f/2.8 Lens


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The first lens preview is now online:

Sample video footage taken with the Laowa 12mm f/2.8 Zero-D lens:

Sample photos can be found on flickr:

Laowa Zero-D 12 mm f/2,8

Technical specs:

  • Image circle: 24x36
  • Field of view: 121.96°
  • Optical formula: 16 elements, including 2 aspherical elements and 3 elements made of glass with anomalous dispersion, in 10 groups
  • Number of aperture blades: 7
  • Aperture range: f/2.8 - f/22
  • Manual focus
  • Minimum focusing distance: 0.18m
  • Maximum magnification: 0.2x
  • Maximum diameter: 74.8mm
  • Length: 82.2mm
  • Weight: circa 570g.
  • Available in Canon EF, Nikon F, Pentax K, Sony A and Sony E mounts

Venus Optics Laowa lenses are available at B&H.

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