Laowa Unveils the 6mm f/2 Zero-D: The Widest-Ever Rectilinear MFT Lens


Venus Optics has introduced the Laowa 6mm f/2 Zero-D MFT rectilinear lens, the “Picture Model” of the beforehand launched 6mm T2.1 Cine Lens that provides the identical picture high quality because the cine model however lastly provides digital elements for in-camera controls and correct EXIF data recording.

The brand new $499 6mm f/2 lens presents a 121.9-degree angle-of-view that the corporate says has close-to-zero distortion (Zero-D) and is the world’s widest rectilinear possibility within the Micro 4 Thirds (MFT) market. The lens, equal to a 12mm in 35mm phrases, presents customers a detailed nine-centimeter (3.54 inches) focus distance permitting them to create some “very fascinating views” for landscapes, astrophotography, architectural, drone photographs, and even exaggerated perspective portraits.

Venus Optics says the brand new large-aperture f/2 lens incorporates an optical design that consists of 13 parts in 9 teams with two aspherical glasses that assist cut back distortion to its minimal even at such a large angle. In line with the corporate, this light-weight (188g) lens has such low distortion that it gained’t require lens-profile corrections in put up, making it a really perfect lens for actual property and architectural work.

The corporate says the shut focus distance permits customers to get extremely near their topics whereas nonetheless sustaining clear separation from the background with a shallow depth of discipline, producing an extremely robust bokeh impact for “visually impactful photos.” Moreover, since this is likely one of the newer lenses to include a CPU chip and motor for focusing, the main focus magnifier shall be triggered for simple focusing when rotating the main focus management ring, and permits for aperture management from the digital camera physique, eliminating the necessity of a guide aperture ring.

The lens itself has a 58mm filter thread permitting customers to mount screw-on round filters with out the necessity for any giant and hulking filter holders. Which means it’s far more journey pleasant in addition to inexpensive in comparison with different wide-angle (and filter) options.

In line with the corporate, the lens has 5 aperture blades that may generate “good” 10-point sunstars just by stopping down the aperture (which ranges from f/2 to f/16).

Under are some pattern photos captured with the 6mm f/2 Zero-D MFT Lens;

Tokyo, Japan 2022 shot on 6mm LAOWA lens on LUMIX GH6 by PhotoJoseph

Here’s a 1-minute video introducing the brand new lens:

The Venus Optics Laowa 6mm f/2 Zero-D MFT lens is accessible for MFT mount methods instantly for $499 immediately from the Venus Optics web site.

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