Venus Optics has released the Laowa 14mm f/4 FF RL Zero-D lens, which encompasses a 114-degree angle of view on full-frame mirrorless cameras.
The new Laowa 11mm f/4.5 FF RL lens with the Nikon Z mount. (Source: Venus Optics.)
One of the smallest and lightest lenses in its class, the Laowa 14mm f/4 FF RL Zero-D is ideal for landscape photographers and will also provide distortion-free wide-angle coverage for architectural and interior photographers as well as for shots of the night sky. The optical design features 13 elements in 9 groups and includes two aspherical elements and three extra-low dispersion elements to suppress distortion and chromatic aberrations. It comes with a 52 mm filter thread for screw-in filters. A specially designed magnetic filter holder is available for photographers who want to use 100mm-wide filters with no vignetting. Weighing only 228 grams and measuring 58 x 59 mm, this lens can focus to within 27 cm of subjects. The five-bladed iris diaphragm can produces 10-point sunstars when the aperture is stopped down by one stop. The Leica M mount version is equipped with a supports rangefinder coupling for easier, more accurate focusing. For other mounts, there is a focusing tab to improve stability when focusing and enable users to set focus with the focus ring markings.
The Laowa 14mm f/4 FF RL Zero-D is available in Leica M, Leica L, Canon RF, Sony FE and Nikon Z mounts with black and silver versions offered for the Leica M mount. It can be purchased directly via the Venus Optics official website (http://www.venuslens.net/ ) and authorised resellers. The US price for 14mm f/4 FF RL Zero-D is $649 (Leica M mount) and $549 (Sony FE, Canon RF, Nikon Z and Leica L). Pricing varies in different countries and shipping starts from late September for the Leica M (Black version), L mount, Nikon Z and Sony E mount. The Leica M mount (Silver version) and Canon RF mount will be shipped from late October.