Laowa 12mm f/2.8 Zero Distort Sony E

Laowa 12mm f/2.8 Zero Distort Sony E

Laowa 12mm f/2.8 Zero Distort Sony E

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A truly wide-angle prime featuring a rectilinear optical design, the Laowa 12mm f/2.8 Zero Distort Sony E is specifically meant to limit distortion for clear and accurate portrayals of landscapes and architectural subjects. The optical construction also incorporates a pair of aspherical elements and three extra-low dispersion elements to control both spherical and chromatic aberrations for improved sharpness and reduced color fringing. A Frog Eye Coating has been applied, too, to repel dust and moisture from the front element of the lens to benefit working in trying environmental conditions. Benefitting the optical attributes, this lens also features a precise manual focus design along with a floating optical system to maintain accurate rendering throughout the focus range, from 7.09 inch to infinity. Additionally, a petal-shaped lens hood is also incorporated into the lens' design to reduce flare and ghosting when working in strong lighting conditions.

Key Features of the Laowa 12mm f/2.8 Zero Distort Sony E

  • E-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/2.8 to f/22
  • Three Extra-Low Dispersion Elements
  • Two Aspherical Elements
  • Rectilinear Design, Low Distortion
  • Frog Eye Dust & Water-Repellent Coating
  • Manual Focus Design
  • Floating Optical Design
  • Built-In Petal-Shape Lens Hood

Focal Length and Aperture

The lens has a fixed focal length of 12mm, providing a very wide-angle field of view. The maximum aperture of f/2.8 allows for better low-light performance and shallow depth of field.

Zero-Distortion Design

The "Zero-D" in the lens name refers to its zero-distortion optical design. This means that the lens aims to minimize distortion, ensuring straight lines and accurate proportions in the captured images.

Optical Construction

The lens is constructed with 16 elements in 10 groups, including three extra-low dispersion (ED) elements and two aspherical elements. This optical arrangement helps to minimize chromatic aberrations and other optical distortions, delivering high image quality.

Manual Focus

The Laowa 12mm f/2.8 lens is a fully manual lens, which means you will need to manually adjust the focus. It provides a smooth focusing ring for precise and easy manual focusing.

  • MPN - VE1228SFE
  • GTIN - 6940486700237
Brand Laowa
Focal Length 12 mm
Focal Length 12mm
Aperture Range Maximum: f/2.8
Minimum: f/22
Aperture Maximum: f/2.8
Minimum: f/22
Camera Mount Sony E
Camera Mount Type Sony E (Full-Frame)
Format Compatibility 35mm Film / Full-Frame Digital Sensor
Lens Format 35mm Film / Full-Frame Digital Sensor
Angle of View 121.96
Minimum Focusing Distance 7.09“ (18 cm)
Minimum Focus Distance 18 cm
Magnification 0.2x
Elements/Groups 16/10
Angle Of View 121.96
Diaphragm Blades 7
Groups 10
Autofocus No
Diaphragm Blades 7
Filter Thread None
Filter Size N/A
Dimensions (Diam. x L) Not Specified By Manufacturer
Weight 609
Elements 16
Weight 609
Minimum Focusing Distance 18 cm
Magnification Ratio 0.2x
Diaphragm Blades 7
Autofocus No
Filter size None
Weight 609 g
Diameter x Length Not Specified by Manufacturer
Focal length 12mm
Angle of view 121.96
Maximum aperture f/2.8
Minimum aperture f/22
Optical Design 16 Elements in 10 Groups