Venus Optics announce the new Laowa 14mm f/4 FF RL ZERO-D lens for full frame mirrorless cameras – a super compact ultra-wide angle lens with ZERO-D and 52mm filter thread

Anhui China, Sept 18, 2020 – Venus Optics, the manufacturer specialized in making unique camera lenses, introduced the Laowa 14mm f/4 FF RL Zero-D lens for full-frame mirrorless cameras. As one of the smallest and lightest 14mm Zero Distortion ultra-wide angle lens, the lens does not compromise on its performance. It is equipped with a 52mm filter thread so that urban explorers can simply put on the screw-in filter and create incredible images with ease. 

Ultra wide 114° Angle of View 

The 14mm f/4 FF RL Zero-D delivers an extraordinary image sharpness with 114°angle of view. The ultra-wide angle lens allows photographers to have a one-of-a-kind and inspiring pictures in an ultra-wide perspective. Landscape photographers can capture rich scenery with a single shot. 

Zero Distortion 

14mm f/4 FF RL Zero-D is composed of 13 elements in 9 groups. The 2 aspherical elements and 3 extra-low dispersion elements suppress the distortion to nearly Zero level from corner to corner. Perfect for architecture photography as any straight lines will be retained. 

52mm Filter Thread 

A 52mm filter thread is available on the 14mm f/4 FF RL Zero-D. Conveniently, photographers can take great landscape and cityscape pictures easily without carrying heavy filter holders. For photographers who opt to use slide-in filters, the specially designed magnetic filter holder allows them to use their 100mm-wide filters with no vignetting. 

Extremely Compact and Lightweight 

14mm f/4 FF RL Zero-D weighs 228g and the measured dimension is 58x59mm. The tiny lens is perfect for traveling and capturing in a variety of scenes. 

Perfect 10-point Sunstars 

The 5-bladed aperture creates perfect 10-point sunstar rendering. Simply stop down the aperture by 1 stop and can create the beautiful 10-point sunstars. 

Lens Design 

The Leica M mount of the 14mm f/4 FF RL Zero-D is equipped with rangefinder coupling to have a more accurate and easy focus. As for other mounts, there is a focus tab to improve the stability and speed when focusing. 

Multiple Mount options 

Laowa 14mm f/4 FF RL Zero-D is available in Leica M, Leica L, Canon RF, Sony FE and Nikon Z mounts . 2 different colours (black and silver) are offered for Leica M mount. 

(The RF mount and the silver version of M mount will be available in Late-Oct) 

Pricing & Availability 

The new Laowa 14mm f/4 FF RL is currently available to purchase via Venus Optics official website ( and authorized resellers. 

The US price for 11mm f/4.5 FF RL is $649 (Leica M mount) and $549 (Sony FE, Canon RF, Nikon Z and Leica L). Pricing varies in different countries. The first 100 orders through our webstore will get a 100mm magnetic filter holder (Retail Value: $149) for FREE. 

Shipping starts from late-Sep for Leica M (Black version), L mount, Nikon Z and Sony E mount. 

The Leica M mount (Silver version) and Canon RF mount will be shipped from Late-Oct. 

Specification Focal Length  14mm 
Min. Aperture  f/4 
Max. Aperture  f/22 
Angle of view  114° 
Format Compatibility  Full Frame 
Lens Structure  13 elements in 9 groups 
Aperture Blade  5 
Min. focusing distance  10.62” (27cm) 
Max. Magnification  0.07x 
Filter thread  Φ52mm 
Dimension  58 x 59mm 
Weight  8.04 oz.(228g) 
Mounts  Leica M, Leica L, Sony FE, Nikon Z, 

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About US 

Anhui ChangGeng Optical Technology Company Limited (Venus Optics) is a new Chinese camera lens manufacturer based in Hefei, Anhui. We currently manufacture and distribute camera lenses under the brand name of ‘Laowa’. 

For more information about Anhui ChangGeng Optical Technology Company Limited and our products information, visit 

Posted by at September 18, 2020
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