Another, very wide-angle full-frame lens for mirrorless system cameras comes from Venus Optics, but this time not at Cine applications optimized like the new introductions in June. The Laowa 14mm f/4 FF RL Zero-D with its F4 aperture is no wonder in terms of light intensity, but despite its extreme focal length of 14mm it is supposed to provide rectilinear imaging, i.e. without curved lines -- this is what the "Zero-D" from the name refers to. The aperture consists of only five blades.
The optical construction consists of 13 elements in 9 groups, including two aspherical and three ED lenses. The minimum focus distance is 27cm. The lens weighs only 228g with a length of 59mm. The filter diameter is 52mm.
Mount options include Sony E, Nikon Z, Canon RF, Leica L, and Leica M. The price is (or for the Leica M version). The optics are expected to be available in September, except for the RF and M-mount versions which are expected to be released in October.
Laowa 14mm f/4 FF RL Zero-D with Sigma fp