Venus Optics introduces the new Laowa 14mm f/4 FF RL Zero-D lens for full-frame mirrorless cameras. Pricing for the super-compact and lightweight 14mm Zero Distortion ultra-wide angle lens starts at $549 USD. Deliveries are estimated to commence later in September.
And for those that want to go even wider, Laowa also have a crazy-wide 11mm lens, which you can read more about in this post.
Furthermore, the new lens features a 52mm filter thread enabling users to mount all sorts of filters for their creative photography or video work.
Available in Sony FE, Canon RF, Leica L, M, and Nikon Z mounts
The new Laowa 14mm f/4 FF RL Zero-D will be available in the following mounts: Leica M, Leica L, Canon RF, Sony FE and Nikon Z mounts. The Leica M version is available in either black or silver.
Moreover, the 5-bladed aperture enables users to achieve a 10-point sunstar rendering. Simply stop down the aperture by 1 stop and can create the beautiful 10-point sunstars.
“Zero Distortion” and Lightweight Design
The lens weighs only 228 grams and the measures at 58 x 59mm; making it ideal for travel and street photography, among others.
The optical formula consists of 13 elements arranged 9 groups. The 2 aspherical elements and 3 extra-low dispersion elements suppress the distortion to nearly zero from corner to corner. Furthermore, this feature makes this lens perfect for architecture photography ensuring straight lines of buildings.
Nevertheless, photographers who opt to use slide-in filters, the specially designed magnetic filter holder allows them to use their 100mm-wide filters without vignetting.
Pricing and Availability
The pricing for the Laowa 14mm f/4 FF RL is as follows:
- $549 USD for the Leica L, Nikon Z, Sony FE, Canon RF mounts
- $649 USD for Leica M (Black and Silver)
The lens is currently available to purchase via Venus Optics official website (http://www.venuslens.net/) and authorized resellers such as B&H Photo (soon).
The first 100 orders through Venus Optics will also get a FREE 100mm magnetic filter holder. This normally costs $149 USD.
The lens is estimated to ship in late September for the Leica M (Black version), L mount, Nikon Z and Sony E mount.
Note that the Leica M mount (Silver version) and Canon RF mount will be shipped from late October.