Featuring a widest angle of view (122°) ever built with a f/2.8 lens, this is an ideal lens for a variety types of photography. From landscape, architecture, interior, travel to the most important, astro photography. 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 a optional Laowa 100mm filter holder system.
Close to Zero Distortion
Ultra Wide Angle lenses in the market tends to suffer a optical distortion rate from 2-5% which causes straight lines to bend. Our LAOWA lens features a close-to-zero distortion rate that you can barely notice from your eye.
122° Ultra-Wide Angle of View
Our LAOWA 12mm f/2.8 Lens cover a ultra-wide 122° angle of view for you to create an outstanding landscape or architecture shot that no others can compare. Shooting interior shots will also become much easier. Your house will become spacious and impactful in your photo even if you are shooting a small area. Do not forget, this is also the world’s widest rectilinear f/2.8 lens.
Superb Optical Quality
Optical performance is what we will never compromise. The optical design features a 16 lens elements in 10 groups with 3pcs of Extra-Low Dispersion Elements and 2pcs of Aspherical Elements. This patented optical design delivers a high resolution from corners to corners, even in wide open (f/2.8) situation. Chromatic Aberration has also been controlled to the minimal.
Tiny, Light, And Easy to Carry
Weigh merely 609g, our LAOWA Lens is an every-day lens. It is really small compared to other UWA lenses in the market. You finally do not need to bring a hefty piece of glass for work and travel. Also, you can now insert 2pcs of 100mm (not 150mm!!) ND filters & 1pc of 105mm CPL filter with the Laowa 100mm filter holder system to create your best landscape photo ever.
Perfect Tool for Astro Shoot
Our LAOWA 12mm f/2.8 ZERO-D is currently the brightest (or fastest) 12mm lens in the market. Astro photographers will truly appreciate our effort to bring the lens to f/2.8. The ultra fast aperture can effectively shorten the exposure time required and help to achieve more details of the night sky. This is proven to be the perfect tool for a nice milky way shot. The fast aperture is also very convenient for low-light / indoor shooting.
0.2x Macro Power
Our LAOWA 12mm f/2.8 ZERO-D adopts a floating optical design to ensure an exceptional sharpness not only at infinity focus, but also in close focusing distance. Along with 18cm minimal focusing distance and 0.2x Maximum magnification, LAOWA lens is also a fun tool for some mini wide angle macro.
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 shield. See below video to understand its difference versus traditional coating.