Laowa 10mm f/2.8 Zero-D FF full-frame rectilinear autofocus lens announced (E/Z/R/L mount)

The previously reported Venus Optics Laowa 10mm f/2.8 Zero-D FF full-frame rectilinear autofocus lens from Venus Optics is now officially announced and available for pre-order (should be listed soon at Amazon and B&H Photo). Shipping will start in mid-March. The lens is autofocus for Nikon Z and Sony E mounts, but it is only manual focus for Canon RF and Leica L mounts. Additional information is available here.

This is Laowa's first autofocus ultra-wide angle lens and the world's widest f/2.8 full-frame rectilinear lens.

Key Features:

  • Ultra-wide 10mm with f/2.8
  • Angle of View of 130°
  • Zero-D
  • Compact & Lightweight
  • Close Focusing Distance of 12cm
  • ⌀77mm Filter thread
  • 10-Point Sunstar
  • Accurate and Reliable AF Performance
  • Outstanding Optical Design
  • Excellent performance for Panorama and Astrophotography
  • Price: $799

Additional information:

World's Widest f/2.8 Full Frame Rectilinear Lens - Laowa 10mm f/2.8 Zero-D FF

Anhui China, Feb 22, 2024 – Venus Optics announces the launch of the new Laowa 10mm f/2.8 Zero-D FF Lens. It is the world’s first rectilinear 10mm full-frame lens with f/2.8 aperture and the first-ever auto-focus lens, for Sony E and Nikon Z mount, in Laowa’s lineup. Designed in a compact and lightweight manner, the lens weighs only 420g(0.93 lbs) with a stylish grey outlook. The lens also delivers outstanding image quality and close-to-zero distortion. Despite such an ultra-wide angle, the lens comes with a 77mm front filter thread, making it a powerful tool for photography and videography, from capturing one-of-the-kind landscapes, architecture, interior and astrophotography to stunning time-lapse and vlogging.

This 10mm lens marked 10 years journey of Laowa in the realm of optics. Over a decade of innovation, Venus Optics continues to surprise the world by bringing new products with optimized optical designs and solid lens quality. The Laowa 10mm f/2.8 lens delivers an unmatched ultra-wide-angle shooting experience for photographers and video creators to achieve every new idea.

First Auto Focus Ultra-wide 10mm with f/2.8 Large Aperture
Laowa 10mm f/2.8 Zero-D FF has pushed the boundary of the maximum aperture for the 10mm wide non-fisheye lens. The f/2.8 fast aperture opens up a lot more possibilities to take landscape and architecture photography in low-light conditions and be able to capture at an ultra-wide perspective which was never possible before.

Angle of View of 130°
The remarkable 130.4° angle of view helps exaggerate the sense of space. And allows you to capture the magnificent landscape with a dramatic impact all in a single image. This one-of-a-kind perspective helps realize a lot of formerly impossible shots. From breathtaking landscapes to dynamic architecture, this lens opens up new dimensions in visual storytelling.

Close-to-Zero Optical Distortion (Zero-D)
A lens in 10mm is usually a fisheye or heavily distorted. This full-frame 10mm optically suppresses distortion to a close-to-zero level. Both horizontal and vertical straight lines can be maintained on the image from corner to corner. Giving you a true 10mm experience even without any in-camera lens correction.

Compact and Lightweight
Despite its incredible specification for full-frame cameras, the lens is only 7cm (2.79”) long and weighs 420g (0.93 lbs), providing the desired portability for photographers and videographers to explore and travel with ease.

Close Focusing Distance of 12cm
The 10mm has a minimum focusing distance of 12cm, allowing you to get super close to the subjects and create interesting wide-angle macro style shots with nice separation between the object and background.

Stunning 10-point Sunstar
Built with 5 aperture blades, a stunning 10-point Sunstar can be created when stopping down the aperture.

Built-in Filter Thread
Equipped with a 77mm filter thread for you to use screw-in filters directly. Convenient and cost-saving as no additional filter holder is required. Gives users the ultimate flexibility when shooting.

Outstanding Optical Design
Laowa 10mm f/2.8 Zero-D FF is engineered with exceptional optics, featuring 15 elements in 9 groups, including 2 aspherical glasses and 3 ED glasses. This results in outstanding image sharpness and CA control, ensuring that every detail is captured with precision and clarity.

Accurate and Reliable AF performance
The 10mm is the first Laowa lens equipped with autofocusing. AF is available for both Sony E and Nikon Z mounts. Embrace the convenience of autofocus and focus on composition and creative aspects. *RF and L mount are fully manual

Excellent performance for Panorama and Astrophotography
The exceptionally wide field of view makes it particularly adept at capturing expansive panoramas, allowing photographers to tell stories on a grand scale. Thanks to its f/2.8 aperture, the lens delivering pleasing night sky and galaxy images.


Lens Name Laowa 10mm f/2.8 Zero-D FF
Format Full-Frame
Focal Length 10mm
Aperture Range f/2.8-22
Angle of View 130.4°
Lens Structure 15 elements in 9 groups
(2 Aspherical Glasses, 3 ED Glasses)
Aperture Blades 5 blades / 14 blades*
*A 14-blade variant (only available for manual focus) can be ordered
Min. Shooting Distance 4.72" / 12cm
Max. Magnification 0.24X
Focusing System AF (Sony E / Nikon Z) / MF (Canon RF / L mount)
Filter Thread Ø77mm
Dimensions Ø3.23” x 2.79”/ Ø82 x 70.8mm
Weight 0.925lbs/ 420g
Mounts Auto-Focus:
Sony E/ Nikon Z (5 Blades)
Canon RF/ L Mount (5 Blades)
Sony E / Canon RF / Nikon Z / L mount (14 Blades)
Price USD799

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