Laowa 12mm f/2.8 Ultra-Wide Zero-Distortion Lens

USD $949.00

World’s Widest f/2.8 Lens with Close-to-Zero Distortion

Featuring the widest angle of view (122°) ever built with a f/2.8 lens, this is an ideal lens for various types of photography from landscape, architecture, interior, travel to the most important, astrophotography. The lens is also the lightest and the most compact of its class and is good for everyday shooting. It also features a close-to-zero optical distortion, allowing photographers to take landscape/architecture shots with straight lines retained. A water and dust repelling ‘Frog Eye Coating’ is added at the front element of the lens. Users can use CPL / ND filters by adding an optional Laowa 100mm filter holder system.

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World’s Widest f/2.8 Lens with Close-to-Zero Distortion

Featuring the widest angle of view (122°) ever built with a f/2.8 lens, this is an ideal lens for various types of photography from landscape, architecture, interior, travel to the most important, astrophotography. The lens is also the lightest and the most compact of its class and is good for everyday shooting. It also features a close-to-zero optical distortion, allowing photographers to take landscape/architecture shots with straight lines retained. A water and dust repelling ‘Frog Eye Coating’ is added at the front element of the lens. Users can use CPL / ND filters by adding an optional Laowa 100mm filter holder system.

Close-to-Zero Distortion

Ultra Wide Angle lenses in the market tend to suffer an optical distortion rate from 2-5% which causes straight lines to bend. The 12mm Laowa F/2.8 lens features a *close-to-zero distortion rate that you can barely notice from your eyes. If you are not so sure what distortion is, this article may help.

* The aforementioned close-to-zero distortion rate is measured from shooting objects at infinity focus. The “distortion” in objects at a short distance is called volume deformation. Hence only the Optical Distortion (Barrel/ Pincushion/ Moustache) of this 12mm F/2.8 lens is close-to-zero.

Smallest and Lightest Ultra-Wide Angle Lens, Even at F/2.8

All other lenses that cover this focal length are significantly heavier, larger
Size Comparison with Sigma 12-24mm - DSC04419

Portable & Affordable 100mm Square Filters

Bokeh!

Laowa 12mm F/2.8 Bokeh - DSC_4978

Laowa Water & Dust Repelling ‘Frog Eye’ Coating (FEC)

Every LAOWA 12mm f/2.8 ZERO-D will be coated with the new Laowa ‘Frog Eye’ Coating. It gives your lens an extra layer of protection and repels water from the glass surface. See below video to understand its difference versus traditional coating.

Sample Photos from this Lens

Bioluminescent fungi (Filoboletus cf. manipularis) - DSC_4320
Bioluminescent fungi (Filoboletus cf. manipularis)

Buddha Tooth Relic Temple - DSC_5600
Buddha Tooth Relic Temple

Rain of Stars - DSC_5337
Milky Way

Laowa 12mm F/2.8 Zero-D Lens Preview

Technical Specifications

Focal Length12mm
Max. Aperturef/2.8
Angle of View121.96°
Format CompatibilityFull Frame
Lens Structure16 elements in 10 groups
Aperture Blades7
Min. Focusing Distance18cm
Max. Magnification1:5
Filter ThreadN/A
Dimensions75 x 83mm
Weight609g
MountsCanon EF / Nikon F / Sony A / Pentax K / Sony E

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