Venus Optics Announces Laowa 9mm f/2.8 Zero-D Lens for APS-C Mirrorless Cameras

Published: March 21, 2018

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Venus Optics Announces Laowa 9mm f/2.8 Zero-D rectilinear lens for APS-C mirrorless cameras. This fast wide-angle prime is ideal for astrophotography with Sony a5000, a5100, a6000, a6300 & a6500 E-mount cameras

Anhui China, Mar 21, 2018 – Venus Optics, the camera lenses manufacturer who had previously launched a number of unique Laowa camera lenses, is proud to announce the world’s widest rectilinear f/2.8 lens for mirrorless APS-C cameras, Laowa 9mm f/2.8 Zero-D.

Laowa 9mm f/2.8 Zero-D is the third member of the Laowa “˜Zero-D’ line-up and they all feature an excellent control of the optical distortion which is commonly appeared in ultrawide angle lenses. This new lens is an ultra-wide & ultra-fast prime lens with a 35mm equivalent focal length of around 13mm. Despite the extreme specifications, Venus Optics has minimized the weight of the lens to less than 1/2 pound (215g) and length to 2 inches (53mm).

This compact and light lens comprises of 15 elements in 10 groups with two aspherical elements and three Extra-low dispersion elements. This optical design minimizes the distortion and chromatic aberrations to its lowest but at the same time, delivers a superb optical performance from corners to corners.

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The extreme 113° angle of view and ultra-fast f/2.8 aperture allows photographers to create impressive astro-photography shots with ease. It also gives photographers a fast and wide-angle option for landscape photography and low-light shooting. For videographers, the compact size of this lens is friendly to the use of gimbals or handheld shooting.

Focal Length: 9mm
Max. Aperture: f/2.8
Angle of View: 113°
Format Compatibility: APS-C
Lens Structure: 15 elements in 10 groups
Aperture Blades: 7
Min. Focusing Distance: 12cm
Max. Magnification: 1:7.5
Filter Thread: 49mm
Dimensions: 60 x 53mm
Weight: 215g
Mounts: Sony E, Fuji X, Canon EF-M

The lens is designed with a 49mm filter thread which gives additional portability for screw-in filters. It comes with both Sony E, Fuji X & EOS-M mounts.

Suggested Retail Price is $499 USD. Shipping is expected to start from early April.

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4 thoughts on “Venus Optics Announces Laowa 9mm f/2.8 Zero-D Lens for APS-C Mirrorless Cameras”

  1. Interested. Is it full manual, though? Because if it is the Rokinon 12mm is a proven darling of a lens and even faster at 2.0 and costs half as much. If the Venus is AF and as sharp as the Rokinon it’d be a fantastic bargain

    1. It’s impossible to adapt E-mount lenses to Micro Four Thirds cameras because M43 focal flange distance is DEEPER than E-mount (same is true for Fuji X-mount & Canon M-mount).

      Adapter thickness cannot be a negative number. You can only adapt lenses to cameras a thinner focal flange distance – not deeper.

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