Venus Optics has unveiled its new ultra wide angle lens named Laowa 10mm F2 Zero-D for Micro Four Thirds camera is now available to pre-order in the country.
The Laowa 10mm F2 Zero-D MFT is an ultra-wide and fast 20mm 35mm equivalent prime lens with a 96° field of view. As the second MFT lens in the Zero-D line after 9mm F2.8 Zero-D, it retains the excellent distortion control performance commonly found in wide-angle lenses.
This lens is ideal for architectural photography. Thanks to the f/2 aperture, the lens will be in demand when shooting night scenery and astrophotography. It also allows for more flexibility in the camera setup, such as maintaining a low ISO in low light conditions.
Despite its small size, the optical design is quite complex: it consists of 11 elements in 7 groups, including 3 extra-low dispersion elements. This advantage makes this lens well suited for architectural and interior photography.
The Laowa 10mm f2 Zero-D MFT has a processor and motor that allows you to adjust the aperture from the camera. The focus booster provides very precise and smooth focusing when you turn the focusing ring. All EXIF data is sent to the camera.
The lens is also equipped with a processor and motor. It’s also ideal for vlogging, drones, and other lightweight video systems, weighing just 125g.
Price and availability
Venus Optics Laowa 10mm F2 Zero-D for Micro Four Thirds is now available to pre-order on the Bhphotovideo.com website for $399.
Laowa 10mm F2 Zero-D MFT Spcifications
- Focal length: 10mm (20mm in 35mm equiv.)
- Mount: Micro Four Thirds
- Maximum Aperture: f/2
- Diaphragm: 5-blades
- Viewing angle: 96°
- Optical design: 11 elements in 7 groups
- Minimum focusing distance: 12cm
- Maximum magnification: 0.15x
- Filter diameter: 46 mm
- Dimensions: 53 x 41 mm
- Weight: 125 g
Recently, SLR Magic has also added two new Cine lenses: MicroPrime CINE 17mm T1.5, and 35mm T1.5 to the five existing MicroPrime CINE lenses for Micro Four Thirds cameras.