A Review of the Impressive New Venus Optics Laowa 10mm f/2.8 Zero-D FF Autofocus Lens

Venus Optics is known for making some of the neatest lenses out there, and the new Laowa 10mm f/2.8 Zero-D FF Autofocus is no exception to that rule. With that wide focal length and wide aperture, it is quite a unique optical instrument. Can it provide the sort of performance and image quality pros need in practice, though? This great video review takes a look at what you can expect. 

Coming to you from Brandon Li, this awesome video review takes a look at the new Venus Optics Laowa 10mm f/2.8 Zero-D FF Autofocus lens. Made for Sony E and Nikon Z mounts, the 10mm f/2.8 has a full-featured design, including:

  • First autofocus lens in the Laowa lineup
  • 5-blade aperture for a 10-point sunstar effect
  • 130° angle of view
  • Low image distortion
  • Lightweight design, weighing less than 1 lb (0.9 lb / 420 g), ideal for travel
  • Two aspherical elements and three extra-low dispersion elements to sharpen image quality and reduce optical aberrations
  • Autofocus capability
  • Minimum focus distance of 4.7" / 12 cm
  • Maximum Magnification: 0.24x
  • Macro Reproduction Ratio: 1:4
  • Filter Size: 77 mm (Front)
  • Optical Design: 15 Elements in 9 Groups
  • Dimensions (ø x L): 3.2 x 2.8" / 82 x 70.8 mm

Check out the video above for Li's full thoughts on the new lens. 

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Alex Cooke is a Cleveland-based portrait, events, and landscape photographer. He holds an M.S. in Applied Mathematics and a doctorate in Music Composition. He is also an avid equestrian.

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