Venus Optics has released its Laowa 9mm f2.8 Zero-D ultra wide angle lens for L mount. Previously, it was introduced for Fuji X, Sony E, EOS M, and DJI DL mounts. With a focal length of 9mm, it provides a 100 ° angle of view, which is quite interesting for large crop cameras such as the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K and other MFT cameras.
With its 113 ° angle of view, the new Laowa lens opens up exceptional perspectives for the photographer. With a length of 60 mm and a diameter of only 53 mm, it is characterized by a compact design and is very light with a weight of only 215 grams.
Thanks to the small front lens, screw-in filters with a diameter of 49 mm can be used without vignetting. Two aspherical elements and three elements with extremely low dispersion are designed to reduce both chromatic aberration and optical distortion to a minimum.
Also, this construction should ensure excellent sharpness right into the corners of the image. The Laowa 9mm f2.8 Zero-D is also suitable for video photographers, where it can be used both with the freehand and the focus is adjusted with a gimbal.
Price and availability
Laowa 9mm f2.8 Zero-D ultra wide angle lens for L mount has been priced at $499 and it is now available to buy via the Adorama.com website.
Laowa 9mm f2.8 Zero-D Specifications
- Focal length: 9mm
- Mount: L mount
- Light intensity: 1: 2.8
- Optical structure: 15 elements in 10 groups
- Aperture range: 2.8 to 22
- Number of blades: 7
- Aperture setting: manually
- Angle of view: 113 °
- Format coverage: APS-C
- Closest focus: 12 cm
- Max image scale: 1: 7.5
- Focus: manual
- Filter thread: 49 mm
- Dimensions: 53 x 60 mm
- Weight: 215 g
Apart from this L mount lens, Venus Optics has also introduced the Laowa Argus 33mm F0.95 CF APO prime lens for Sony, Fujifilm, Canon, and Nikon mirrorless cameras. This lens is suitable for cameras with an APS-C format sensor, is priced at $499.