Just Announced: Venus Optics Laowa 10mm f/2.8 Zero-D FF Lens

From Venus Optics:

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.

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

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.

Pricing & Availability

The new Laowa 10mm f/2.8 Zero-D FF is currently pre-order via Venus Optics official website (https://www.venuslens.net/product/laowa-10mm-f-2-8-ff-zero-d/ref/965/) and authorized resellers.

The US price for Laowa 10mm f/2.8 Zero-D FF is USD799 for all mounts (Both AF and MF version are the same price). Pricing varies in different countries. Shipping starts from mid-March.


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 / 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)
Manual-Focus: Canon RF/ L Mount (5 Blades), Sony E / Canon RF / Nikon Z / L mount (14 Blades)
Price USD799


Venus Optics Laowa 10mm f/2.8 Zero-D FF Lens


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Posted: 2/20/2024 8:00:00 AM ET   Posted By: Bryan
Posted to: Canon News, Sony News    Category: Venus Optics News
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