Venus Optics announces the new Laowa 14mm f/4 FF RL ZERO-D lens for full frame mirrorless cameras – super compact ultra-wide angle lens with ZERO-D and 52mm filter thread
Anhui China, Sept 18, 2020 – Venus Optics, the manufacturer specialized in making unique camera lenses, introduced the Laowa 14mm f/4 FF RL Zero-D lens ($549 in Sony E-mount) for full-frame mirrorless cameras. As one of the smallest and lightest 14mm Zero Distortion ultra-wide angle lens, the lens does not compromise on its performance. It is equipped with a 52mm filter thread so that urban explorers can simply put on the screw-in filter and create incredible images with ease.
Ultra wide 114° Angle of View
The 14mm f/4 FF RL Zero-D delivers an extraordinary image sharpness with 114°angle of view. The ultra-wide angle lens allows photographers to have a one-of-a-kind and inspiring pictures in an ultra-wide perspective. Landscape photographers can capture rich scenery with a single shot.
14mm f/4 FF RL Zero-D is composed of 13 elements in 9 groups. The 2 aspherical elements and 3 extra-low dispersion elements suppress the distortion to nearly Zero level from corner to corner. Perfect for architecture photography as any straight lines will be retained.
52mm Filter Thread
A 52mm filter thread is available on the 14mm f/4 FF RL Zero-D. Conveniently, photographers can take great landscape and cityscape pictures easily without carrying heavy filter holders. For photographers who opt to use slide-in filters, the specially designed magnetic filter holder allows them to use their 100mm-wide filters with no vignetting.
Extremely Compact and Lightweight
14mm f/4 FF RL Zero-D weighs 228g and the measured dimension is 58x59mm. The tiny lens is perfect for traveling and capturing in a variety of scenes.
Perfect 10-point Sunstars
The 5-bladed aperture creates perfect 10-point sunstar rendering. Simply stop down the aperture by 1 stop and can create the beautiful 10-point sunstars.
Possible For Astrophotography
The aperture of f/4 is possible for capturing a stunning image of the amazing sky in a milky way.
Focal: Length 14mm
Min. Aperture: f/4
Max. Aperture: f/22
Angle of view: 114°
Format Compatibility: Full Frame
Lens Structure: 13 elements in 9 groups
Aperture Blades: 5
Min. focusing distance: 10.62” (27cm)
Max. Magnification: 0.07x
Filter thread: 52mm
Dimensions: 58 x 59mm
Weight: 8.04 oz.(228g)
Mounts: Leica M, Leica L, Sony FE, Nikon Z, Canon RF (Late Oct)
Multiple Mount options
Laowa 14mm f/4 FF RL Zero-D is available in Leica M, Leica L, Canon RF, Sony FE and Nikon Z mounts . 2 different colours (black and silver) are offered for Leica M mount.
(The RF mount and the silver version of M mount will be available in Late-Oct)
Pricing & Availability
The new Laowa 14mm f/4 FF RL is currently available to purchase via Venus Optics official website and authorized resellers.
US price for 11mm f/4.5 FF RL is $649 (Leica M mount) and $549 (Sony FE, Canon RF, Nikon Z and Leica L). Pricing varies in different countries. The first 100 orders through our webstore will get a 100mm magnetic filter holder (Retail Value: $149) for FREE.
Shipping starts from late-Sep for Leica M (Black version), L mount, Nikon Z and Sony E mount.
The Leica M mount (Silver version) and Canon RF mount will be shipped from Late-Oct.
3 thoughts on “Venus Optics Announces Laowa 14mm F4 FF RL Zero-D FE Lens”
Yes looks good and small and on a IBIS camera should be good also very inexpensive, good for starter!! BUT beware for astro Milky Way still has barrel problem, extenened stars/trails in upper left/right like the Rokinon lenses of old. This is because of rectilinear projection of lens (curved lens on a flat sensor) keeping straight up and down lines of buildings straight but stretching the sides to get the FOV. Sony solved years ago with 1635 and 1224 f/4’s now f/2.8’s. Even 1.4 or 1.8 lenses have be to stopped down to 2 or 2.8 to solve. Note all ultra wides stretch sides with wide doors/windows good for panos and fewers shots to rid.
Negatory. It’s a fullframe lens so Venus Optics is only making it for full frame mounts.