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Laowa 9mm f/2.8 Zero-D

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Laowa 9mm f/2.8 Zero-D from Venus Lens

Wide angle manual focus lens for mirrorless cameras

A new manual focus 9mm lens from Venus Lens for mirrorless cameras.

The lens is rectilinear and available in Sony E, Fuji and EF-M mounts

It’s available in April and if you’re quick, a free filter set is on offer.

9mm lens info at Venus Lens

laowa 9 mm f/2.8

New 9mm rectilinear wide angle lens announced for mirrorless cameras by Venus Lens

Venus Lens announce a Mirrorless lens in their Zero-D line.
I tested the rather good full frame Zero-D 12mm before it was released and we have several other Laowa articles and reviews.

Press info

Featuring a 113° Angle of View, Ultra-fast f/2.8 aperture, close-to-zero distortion, 49mm filter thread & less than 0.5 pounds in weight, this is a perfect ultra-wide option for still & videographers.

Anhui China, Mar 21, 2018Venus Optics, the camera lenses manufacturer who had previously launched a number of unique Laowa camera lenses, is proud to announce the world’s widest rectilinear f/2.8 lens for mirrorless APS-C cameras, Laowa 9mm f/2.8 Zero- D.

Laowa 9mm lens

Laowa 9mm f/2.8 Zero-D is the third member of the Laowa ‘Zero-D’ line-up and they all feature an excellent control of the optical distortion which is commonly appeared in ultra- wide angle lenses. This new lens is an ultra-wide & ultra-fast prime lens with a 35mm equivalent focal length of around 13mm.

mount options

Despite the extreme specifications, Venus Optics has successfully minimised the weight of the lens to less than 0.5 pounds (215g) and 2-inch (53mm) long.

This compact and light lens comprises of 15 elements in 10 groups with 2 aspherical elements and 3 Extra-low dispersion elements.

This optical design successfully minimises the distortion and chromatic aberrations to its lowest but at the same time, delivers a superb optical performance from corners to corners.

Laowa 9mm optics

The extreme 113° angle of view and ultra-fast f/2.8 aperture allows photographers to create impressive astro-photography shots with ease. It also gives photographers a fast and wide-angle option for landscape photography and low-light shooting. For videographers, the compact size of this lens is friendly to the use of gimbals or even handheld shooting without much of shaking. The lens is designed with a 49mm filter thread which gives additional portability for screw-in filters. It comes with both Sony E, Fuji X & EOS-M mounts.

9mm specifications

9mm mtf chart

The Laowa 9mm f/2.8 Zero-D is currently available to pre-order in the official website of Venus Optics ( and their authorised resellers. Recommended Retail Price in US (without tax) is USD 499/pc. Pricing may vary in different countries.

The first 100 orders will get a set of Laowa 49mm filters for FREE (CPL + UV + ND1000). Shipping is expected to start from early April.

9mm on EOS-M

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