Laowa 10mm f2.8 Zero-D FF lens L Mount

LaowaSKU: 6940486706611

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Laowa 10mm f/2.8 Zero-D FF Auto Focus lens L Mount

Venus Optics has introduced the groundbreaking Laowa 10mm f/2.8 Zero-D FF Lens, setting new standards in ultra-wide-angle photography. This lens not only boasts the distinction of being the world's first rectilinear 10mm full-frame lens with an f/2.8 aperture but also marks the first auto-focus lens in Laowa's lineup for Sony E and Nikon Z mounts.

Ultra-wide 10mm with f/2.8 aperture: This lens offers an exceptional angle of view of 130°, making it perfect for capturing expansive landscapes, architecture, interiors, and astrophotography. The large f/2.8 aperture provides versatility in low-light shooting conditions.

Zero-D (Zero Distortion): Despite its ultra-wide angle, the lens delivers close-to-zero distortion, ensuring that straight lines remain straight without any curvature or distortion at the edges of the frame.

Compact & Lightweight: Designed to be compact and lightweight, the lens weighs only 420g (0.93 lbs), making it easy to carry and handle for extended shooting sessions.

Close Focusing Distance: With a close focusing distance of just 12cm, this lens allows you to capture detailed close-up shots with stunning clarity and sharpness.

⌀77mm Filter Thread: The lens features a 77mm front filter thread, allowing you to attach various filters for creative effects and image enhancement.

10-Point Sunstar: The lens produces a beautiful 10-point sunstar effect, adding visual interest to your images, especially when shooting against bright light sources.

Accurate and Reliable AF Performance: The auto-focus system of the lens ensures fast, accurate, and reliable focusing, allowing you to capture sharp images with ease.

Outstanding Optical Design: Venus Optics has optimized the optical design of the lens to deliver outstanding image quality with high contrast, sharpness, and minimal aberrations.

Excellent Performance for Panorama and Astrophotography: The wide-angle perspective and high-quality optics make this lens an excellent choice for panoramic photography and astrophotography, allowing you to capture stunning images of the night sky and expansive landscapes.

In summary, the Laowa 10mm f/2.8 Zero-D FF Lens represents a significant milestone in the realm of ultra-wide-angle photography, offering photographers and videographers unmatched creative possibilities and image quality. Whether you're capturing landscapes, architecture, interiors, or astrophotography, this lens delivers exceptional performance and versatility to bring your creative vision to life.

Name Laowa 10mm f/2.8 Zero-D FF
Format Full-frame
Focal Distance 10mm
Aperture Range F2.8
Angle of View 130.4°
Lens Structure 15 elements/9 groups (2 Aspherical Glasses, 3 ED Glasses)
Aperture Blades 5 blades / 14 blades*
* A 14-blade variant (only available in manual focus) can be ordered
Min. Shooting Distance 4.72’’ / 12cm
Max. Magnification 0.24X
Focusing AF (Sony E, Nikon Z)/ MF (Canon RF, L mount)
Filter Thread ø77mm
Dimensions Ø3.23” x 2.97”/ Ø82 x 72.8mm
Weight 0.925lbs/ 420g
Mounts (Auto-Focus)

Sony E / Nikon Z (5 Blades)

Manual Focus:
Canon RF / L Mount (5 Blades)
Sony E / Nikon Z / Canon RF / L Mount (14 Blades)

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Understanding: Aperture

Aperture is the opening in a camera lens that controls how much light enters the camera. It's measured in f-stops like f/2.8 or f/8. Lower f-stop numbers mean wider openings, letting in more light and creating a shallow depth of field (blurry background). Higher f-stop numbers mean smaller openings, letting in less light and creating a larger depth of field (more of the scene in focus). Aperture also affects the quality of out-of-focus areas in the image (bokeh).

Understanding: Lens Types

Different lenses have different purposes to achieve different styles of images, some popular ones include:
Prime Lens: Fixed focal length, sharp images, great for portraits and dark settings.
Zoom Lens: Variable focal length, versatile for different shots and everyday use..
Wide-Angle Lens: Captures wide scenes like landscapes.
Telephoto Lens: Magnifies distant subjects, ideal for sports & wildlife.
Macro Lens: Perfect for close-up photography of small subjects.
Fisheye Lens: Ultra-wide perspective, creates unique images.

Understanding: Lens Mounts

Different camera brands use different lens mounts, which are like connectors that attach lenses to camera bodies. Each mount is specific to a particular brand and camera series. For example, Canon uses the EF and RF mounts, Nikon uses the F mount, Sony uses the E mount for its mirrorless cameras. These mounts dictate which lenses are compatible with which cameras. Some brands offer adapters to use lenses from other systems, but it's essential to ensure compatibility for proper functionality and autofocus performance.

Understanding: Manual and Autofocus

Manual focus and autofocus are two ways to adjust the sharpness of a camera lens. With manual focus, you turn a ring on the lens to bring the subject into focus yourself, giving you full control over what appears sharp in the image. Autofocus, on the other hand, relies on the camera's built-in technology to automatically adjust the focus for you, usually by detecting contrast or phase differences in the scene. Autofocus can be convenient, especially for fast-moving subjects or when you need to capture a quick shot, whereas manual focus allows for precise adjustments and creative control over the final image.

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