A Look at the New Venus Optics Laowa 10mm f/2.8 Zero-D FF Autofocus Lens

Venus Optics is respected for making some of the photography market's most interesting lenses, and the new Laowa 10mm f/2.8 Zero-D FF Autofocus continues that trend by offering and ultra-wide focal length in tandem with a wide aperture. This great video review takes a look at the new lens for landscape usage and the sort of performance and image quality you can expect from it in practice. 

Coming to you from Albert Dros, this awesome video review takes a look at the new Venus Optics Laowa 10mm f/2.8 Zero-D FF Autofocus lens. Available for Sony E and Nikon Z mounts, the 10mm f/2.8 comes with an impressive array of features, including:

  • First autofocus lens in the Laowa lineup
  • 5-blade aperture for a 10-point sunstar effect
  • 130° angle of view
  • Low image distortion
  • Lightweight design, weighing less than 1 lb (0.9 lb / 420 g), ideal for travel
  • Two aspherical elements and three extra-low dispersion elements to sharpen image quality and reduce optical aberrations
  • Autofocus capability
  • Minimum focus distance of 4.7" / 12 cm
  • Maximum Magnification: 0.24x
  • Macro Reproduction Ratio: 1:4
  • Filter Size: 77 mm (Front)
  • Optical Design: 15 Elements in 9 Groups
  • Dimensions (ø x L): 3.2 x 2.8" / 82 x 70.8 mm

Check out the video above for Dros' full thoughts on the new lens. 

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Alex Cooke is a Cleveland-based portrait, events, and landscape photographer. He holds an M.S. in Applied Mathematics and a doctorate in Music Composition. He is also an avid equestrian.

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Another toy for fun at night! Received the lens. Very sharp looking and great artwork on the lens. First if using the A7RV or A7SM3 and using the SmallRig Rotatable Horizontal-to-Vertical Mount Plate Kit because of the rear flex screens it will not fit inside the round part (I have both). Many will be using for Astro Milky Way Panoramas anyway for the fewer shots required and in portrait view the top should capture the top of the Milky Way Arc also with no need to do a second row capture and should only need to capture 3 or 4 images meaning a short time of maybe a minute for a 200 degree pano. Also like me many use the Sony FE 12-24mm f/2.8 or f/4 both heavy when all you need is the 12mm this lens will be great being lightweight on a long hike with a tripod on your bag. Maybe Sony will come out with a 12mm f/1.8!
A reminder like a 12mm this lens if shooting in landscape will not capture the Milky Way ARC it will be straight across or up to the left in northern hemisphere.