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

Venus Optics, well known for producing some of the most unique and innovative lenses out there, recently announced the Laowa 10mm f/2.8 Zero-D FF Autofocus lens, offering an extremely wide focal length in tandem with a wide aperture and autofocus, making it desirable for many different users. This excellent video review takes a look at the new lens and the sort of performance and image quality you'll be able to expect from it in practice. 

Coming to you from Christopher Frost, this great video review takes a look at the new Venus Optics Laowa 10mm f/2.8 Zero-D FF Autofocus lens. Made for Sony E and Nikon Z mounts, the 10mm f/2.8 comes with a nice range 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 Frost's 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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