The Venus Optics Laowa 12mm f/2.8 Zero-D Ultra Wide-angle Lens for Canon EF Cameras is the world’s widest f/2.8 lens with close-to-zero distortion. Featuring the widest angle of view (122 degrees) ever built with a f/2.8 lens, this is an ideal lens for a variety types of photography. From landscape, architecture, interior and travel to the most important, astro photography.
Close to Zero Distortion
Ultra Wide Angle lenses in the market tend to suffer an optical distortion rate from 2-5%, which causes straight lines to bend. The LAOWA lens features a close-to-zero distortion rate* that you can barely notice from your eye.
*The aforementioned close-to-zero distortion rate is measured from shooting objects at infinity focus. The distortion rate may vary for shorter object distance. Only Optical Distortion (Barrel/Pincushion/Moustache) is covered here.
122-degree Ultra-wide Angle of View
The LAOWA 12mm f/2.8 Lenses cover an ultra-wide 122-degree angle of view for you to create outstanding landscape or architecture shots that no others can compare to. Shooting interior shots will also become much easier. Your house will become spacious and impactful in your photo even if you are shooting a small area. Do not forget, this is also the world’s widest rectilinear f/2.8 lens.
Superb Optical Quality
Optical performance is what Venus will never compromise. The optical design features 16 lens elements in 10 groups with 3 extra-low dispersion elements and 2 aspherical elements. This patented optical design delivers a high resolution from corner to corner, even in wide open (f/2.8) situation. Chromatic aberration has also been controlled to the minimal.
Tiny, Light and Easy to Carry
Weighing merely 1.34 pounds, this is an every-day lens. It is really small compared to other UWA lenses in the market. You no longer need to bring a hefty piece of glass for work and travel. Also, you can now insert 2 100mm ND filters and 1 105mm CPL filter with the Laowa 100mm filter holder system to create your best landscape photo ever.
Perfect Tool for Astro Shoot
The LAOWA 12mm f/2.8 ZERO-D is currently the brightest* (or fastest) 12mm lens in the market. Astro photographers will truly appreciate Venus' effort to bring the lens to f/2.8. The ultra-fast aperture can effectively shorten the exposure time required and help to achieve more details of the night sky. This is proven to be the perfect tool for a nice Milky Way shot. The fast aperture is also very convenient for low-light / indoor shooting.
It's Time for a Panorama
The 122-degree angle of view and close-to-zero distortion is almost too good to be true for panorama shooting. The entrance pupil (nodal point) for panoramic shooting is marked on the lens.
0.2x Macro Power
The LAOWA 12mm f/2.8 ZERO-D adopts a floating optical design to ensure an exceptional sharpness not only at infinity focus, but also in close focusing distance. Along with 18cm minimal focusing distance and 0.2x maximum magnification, LAOWA lens is also a fun tool for some mini wide angle macro.
Laowa Water and Dust Repelling "Frog Eye" Coating (FEC)
Every LAOWA 12mm f/2.8 ZERO-D will be coated with the new Laowa ‘Frog Eye’ Coating. It gives your lens an extra layer of shield.
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