Venus Optics has released what it claims as the world’s first rectilinear 10mm full-frame lens with an f/2.8 aperture, the Laowa 10mm f/2.8 Zero-D FF lens.

The new Laowa 10mm f/2.8 Zero-D FF AF lens. (Source: Venus Optics.)

Compact and weighing only 420 grams, the new lens is also the first Laowa-branded AF lens for the Sony E and Nikon Z mounts. Manual focus versions are also available for Canon RF and L-mount cameras. The new lens covers an angle of view of 130.4 degrees and has a minimum focus of 12 cm. Its optical design consists of 15 elements in nine groups and includes two aspherical and three ED (extra-low dispersion) elements. The lens takes 77 mm diameter filters. Five diaphragm blades are provided in the standard versions but a manual focus version with 14 blades is also available. Despite its ultra-wide angle of view, this lens has close-to-zero distortion, making it ideal for landscapes, architecture, interior and astrophotography as well as time-lapse and vlogging.

The new Laowa 10mm f/2.8 Zero-D FF AF lens, shown on the Sony α7C camera. (Source: Venus Optics.)

The new Laowa 10mm f/2.8 Zero-D FF is currently available to pre-order via the Venus Optics official website and authorised resellers. Both AF  and MF versions are priced at US$799. Shipping starts from mid-March. Click here to visit the product page.