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The Laowa 15mm f/2 Zero-D is currently the widest f/2 rectilinear lens in the market with a native E mount (it does not require additional adapters). It is an ultra-wide & ultra-fast prime lens which covers both 35mm full-frame & APS-C sensors. The extreme 110° angle of view and ultra-fast f/2 aperture allow photographers to create impressive astro-photography shots with ease. It also gives photographers a fast wide angle option for landscape and low-light photography.

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The Laowa 15mm f/2 Zero-D is the second member of the Close-to-Zero distortion series from Venus Optics, following the launch of the Laowa 12mm f/2.8 Zero-D last year. Zero-D lenses are specially designed to remove the optical distortion commonly associated with wide angle lenses. Any straight lines will be retained.

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If you are not so sure what distortion is, this article may help. https://photographylife.com/what-is-distortion

 

Despite the extreme specifications, Laowa has successfully minimized the weight of the lens to only 500 g (~1.1 pounds) and the length to only 82 mm (3.23 in.). This compact, lightweight lens is comprised of 12 elements in 9 groups with 2 aspherical elements and 3 Extra-low dispersion elements. The patented optical design successfully minimizes distortion and chromatic aberrations and delivers superb optical performance from edge to edge.

 

Ultra-wide & fast lenses in the market tend to be huge and have a dome-shaped front element. This creates a serious problem for landscape photographers who often require filters for creativity and exposure control. Laowa understood this situation and managed to design a flat front lens element that allows them to attach a 72mm filter onto the lens. Unlike other ultra-wide lenses, there is no need to invest in an expensive, bulky filter holder.

 

Photographers can take advantage of the super close focusing distance (only 15 cm/5.9 in. from the sensor) and the f/2 aperture to create unique wide angle close-up shots with beautiful bokeh.

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The new Laowa 15mm f/2 Zero-D is specially designed with an aperture switch that allows users to quickly switch between click-less and clicked apertures. This added feature is extremely useful for videographers.

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Product Description

Name 15mm f/2 FE Zero-D
Focal Length 15mm
Max. Aperture f/2
Angle of View 110°
Format Compatibility Full Frame
Lens Structure 12 elements in 9 groups
(2pcs of Aspherical Elements + 3pcs of Extra-low Dispersion Elements)
Aperture Blades 7 (Sony FE), 5 (Nikon Z / Canon RF)
Min. Focusing Distance 15cm
Max. Magnification 1:4
Filter Thread 72mm
Dimensions 77.2 x 82 mm
Weight 500g
Mounts Sony FE, Nikon Z, Canon RF

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Additional Information

Weight 1 kg