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Venus Optics Laowa 12mm f/2.8 Zero-D Ultra Wide-angle Lens for Nikon AI Cameras

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  • Focal length: 12mm
  • Maximum aperture: f/2.8
  • Angle of view: 121.96 degrees
  • Format compatibility: Full Frame
  • Lens structure: 16 elements in 10 groups
  • Aperture blades: 7
  • Minimum aperture: 22
  • Very convenient for low-light and indoor shooting
  • Angle of view and low distortion great for panoramas
  • Floating optical design and 0.2x macro power

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Venus Optics Laowa 12mm f/2.8 Zero-D Ultra Wide-angle Lens for Nikon AI Cameras

The Venus Optics Laowa 12mm f/2.8 Zero-D Ultra Wide-angle Lens for Nikon AI Cameras is the world’s widest f/2.8 lens with close-to-zero distortion. Featuring the widest angle of view (122 degrees) ever built with a f/2.8 lens, this is an ideal lens for a variety types of photography. From landscape, architecture, interior and travel to the most important, astro photography.

Close to Zero Distortion

Ultra Wide Angle lenses in the market tend to suffer an optical distortion rate from 2-5%, which causes straight lines to bend. The LAOWA lens features a close-to-zero distortion rate* that you can barely notice from your eye.

122-degree Ultra-wide Angle of View

The LAOWA 12mm f/2.8 Lenses cover an ultra-wide 122-degree angle of view for you to create outstanding landscape or architecture shots that no others can compare to. Shooting interior shots will also become much easier. Your house will become spacious and impactful in your photo even if you are shooting a small area. Do not forget, this is also the world’s widest rectilinear f/2.8 lens.

Superb Optical Quality

Optical performance is what Venus will never compromise. The optical design features 16 lens elements in 10 groups with 3 extra-low dispersion elements and 2 aspherical elements. This patented optical design delivers a high resolution from corner to corner, even in wide open (f/2.8) situation. Chromatic aberration has also been controlled to the minimal.

Tiny, Light and Easy to Carry

Weighing merely 1.34 pounds, this is an every-day lens. It is really small compared to other UWA lenses in the market. You no longer need to bring a hefty piece of glass for work and travel. Also, you can now insert 2 100mm ND filters and 1 105mm CPL filter with the Laowa 100mm filter holder system to create your best landscape photo ever.

Perfect Tool for Astro Shoot

The LAOWA 12mm f/2.8 ZERO-D is currently the brightest* (or fastest) 12mm lens in the market. Astro photographers will truly appreciate Venus' effort to bring the lens to f/2.8. The ultra-fast aperture can effectively shorten the exposure time required and help to achieve more details of the night sky. This is proven to be the perfect tool for a nice Milky Way shot. The fast aperture is also very convenient for low-light / indoor shooting.

Specifications

Physical
Weight 1.34lb / 609g
Color Black
Mount
Lens Mount Nikon
Focus
Maximum Aperture f/2.8
Minimum Aperture f/22
Focal Length 12mm
Maximum Magnification 1:5 (0.2x)
Angle of view 121.96 degrees
Minimum Focus Distance 7.09-inch / 18cm
Focus Type Auto and Manual Focus
Diaphragm Blades 7
Fixed Focal Length 12mm
Lens Type Wide Angle
Special Designs Fisheye

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We currently only offer camera repairs at our Brooklyn store. The item must be dropped off and collected in person as we do not accept shipped items for repair. For more information, please call our Brooklyn store on 1.718.431.7900. 
Most items can be returned within 30 days for a full refund. Click here to read our full return policy. 

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Flexible, Easy Returns

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