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Venus Optics LAOWA 12 mm f/2.8 ZERO-D

Venus Optics LAOWA 12 mm f/2.8 ZERO-D
9 January 2019
Arkadiusz Olech

1. Introduction

Lately, the number of optics producers has been increasing in leaps and bounds. Venus Optics is one of those companies which have debuted recently – they offer manual optical devices designed for reflex and mirrorless cameras. Their line-up has one feature that sticks out among offers of other market players: unique parameters. In fact every Laowa model provides you something original you wouldn’t find among products of their market rivals.

The Venus Optics LAOWA 12 mm f/2.8 ZERO-D is not an exception. It is a full frame, reflex camera instrument with an angle of view of over 120 degrees. That fact already makes it pretty unique because there are not many such instruments on the market. What’s more, its aperture is as fast as f/2.8, a feature unavailable in any other lens. As if it wasn’t enough the inscription ZERO-D in the name promises you better-than-typical distortion correction.

Such an accumulation of original features was an excellent argument for testing the lens thoroughly. We would like to thank FoxFoto the distributor of Venus Optics Laowa products in Poland, for sending us one specimen of the tested lens very quickly.


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Venus Optics LAOWA 12 mm f/2.8 ZERO-D  - Introduction

Venus Optics LAOWA 12 mm f/2.8 ZERO-D  - Introduction