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Venus Optics Laowa 12mm f/2.8 Zero-D Lens for Canon EF and Magic Shift Converter MSC for Sony E Kit

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Venus Optics Laowa 12mm f/2.8 Zero-D Lens for Canon EF and Magic Shift Converter MSC for Sony E Kit
Key Features
  • Converts Lens to 17mm f/4 Lens
  • EF-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/2.8 to f/22
  • Three Extra-Low Dispersion Elements
Bundling a Canon EF-mount lens with a dedicated lens adapter to Sony E-mount mirrorless cameras, this Venus Optics Laowa 12mm f/2.8 Zero-D Lens and Magic Shift Converter MSC Kit from B&H allows you to mount the ultra-wide prime to your camera body and achieve an effective 17mm f/4 result with added +/-10mm of shift to suit architectural and interior photography applications.
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Laowa 12mm f/2.8 Zero-D Lens for Canon EF and Magic Shift Converter MSC for Sony E Kit Overview

Bundling a Canon EF-mount lens with a dedicated lens adapter to Sony E-mount mirrorless cameras, this Venus Optics Laowa 12mm f/2.8 Zero-D Lens and Magic Shift Converter MSC Kit from B&H allows you to mount the ultra-wide prime to your camera body and achieve an effective 17mm f/4 result with added +/-10mm of shift to suit architectural and interior photography applications.

Venus Optics Laowa 12mm f/2.8 Zero-D Lens for Canon EF (Black)

A truly wide-angle prime featuring a rectilinear optical design, the black Canon EF-mount Laowa 12mm f/2.8 Zero-D from Venus Optics is specifically meant to limit distortion for clear and accurate portrayals of landscapes and architectural subjects. The optical construction also incorporates a pair of aspherical elements and three extra-low dispersion elements to control both spherical and chromatic aberrations for improved sharpness and reduced color fringing. A Frog Eye Coating has been applied, too, to repel dust and moisture from the front element of the lens to benefit working in trying environmental conditions. Benefitting the optical attributes, this lens also features a precise manual focus design along with a floating optical system to maintain accurate rendering throughout the focus range, from 7.09" to infinity. Additionally, a petal-shaped lens hood is also incorporated into the lens' design to reduce flare and ghosting when working in strong lighting conditions.

Ultra wide-angle prime designed for full-frame Canon EF-mount DSLRs, this 12mm f/2.8 can also be used with APS-C models where it provides a 19.2mm equivalent focal length.
Bright f/2.8 maximum aperture is well-suited to working in low and difficult lighting conditions.
Rectilinear design renders subjects with minimal distortion in order to suit landscape and architectural applications.
Three extra-low dispersion elements reduce chromatic aberrations and color fringing for increased clarity and color neutrality. Two aspherical elements are also featured to limit spherical aberrations for improved sharpness.
A Frog Eye Coating has been applied to repel both dust and moisture for added protection when working in inclement conditions.
Manual focus design employs a floating optical system to maintain performance throughout the focusing range of 7.09" to infinity.
Built-in petal-shaped lens hood shields the lens from stray light to reduce flare and ghosting and also protects the front elements from accidental impacts.
Venus Optics Laowa Magic Shift Converter MSC (Canon EF Lens to Sony E Body)

Transform the Canon EF-mount Laowa 12mm f/2.8 Zero-D lens into a 17mm f/4 lens with ±10 mm of shift for Sony E-mount cameras by using the Laowa Magic Shift Converter MSC, from Venus Optics. This converter works by using optics, including two Extra Refractive elements, to magnify the image circle to 60mm, providing space to make adjustments while remaining free of any vignetting. It can also rotate 360°, making it easy to switch from portrait to landscape orientation when required. When used, this setup will help users create images with straight vertical lines, which is especially useful for architectural and interior photography. Additionally, it has a metal construction for durability.

Venus Optics Laowa 12mm f/2.8 Zero-D Lens for Canon EF (Black) Specs

Focal Length
12mm
Maximum Aperture
f/2.8
Minimum Aperture
f/22
Lens Mount
Canon EF
Lens Format Coverage
Full-Frame
Angle of View
121.96°
Minimum Focus Distance
7.09" / 18 cm
Maximum Magnification
0.2x
Optical Design
16 Elements in 10 Groups
Diaphragm Blades
7
Focus Type
Manual Focus
Image Stabilization
No
Filter Size
No
Dimensions (ø x L)
2.94 x 3.26" / 74.8 x 82.8 mm
Weight
1.34 lb / 609 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight
2.095 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
7.25 x 4.85 x 4.45"

Venus Optics Laowa Magic Shift Converter MSC (Canon EF Lens to Sony E Body) Specs

Camera Mount
Sony E
Lens Mount
Canon EF
Nikon Lens Compatibility
Aperture Ring Lens
Magnification
1.4x
Electronic Communication
No
Optical Design
5 Elements in 4 Groups
Display
No
Dimensions
ø: 17.3 x H: 27.2" / ø: 44.0 x H: 69.0 cm
Weight
12.7 oz / 360 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight
1.35 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
3.8 x 3.7 x 3.2"

Laowa 12mm f/2.8 Zero-D Lens for Canon EF and Magic Shift Converter MSC for Sony E Kit Reviews

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Why is there no magic shift converter for the ...

Why is there no magic shift converter for the Sony E mount version of this lens?
Asked by: Mark
The Magic shift converter was created as a combination adapter and tilt shift converter. The E mount version of the lens would need to have a converter to a different mount to be able to work with the geometrics of this lens when used as a tilt shift.
Answered by: Lenny
Date published: 2021-03-18

Is there a MSC for Canon RF mount?

Is there a MSC for Canon RF mount?
Asked by: Jeff
Not currently. Unfortunately this is only currently available for the Sony E-Mount.
Answered by: Yaakov
Date published: 2021-06-10

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Hi. If I buy the kit (Laowa 12mm Zero-D and Magic Shift Converter), have to buy a Canon EF to Sony E converter if I want to use the Laowa 12mm without shift capabilities?.
Asked by: Ricardo
If you wish to put this lens without the Magic Shift Converter on an E mount camera, yes, you need a EF to E mount adapter.
Answered by: Dennis A L.
Date published: 2018-08-27

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Is the Canon EF version compatible with the ZhongYi (Mitakon) to Fuji XF Lens Turbo focal reducer? I.e. the rear element doesn't touch the glass elements in the focal reducer.
Asked by: Benjamin H.
This lens is compatible with the Mitakon Zhongyi Lens Turbo Adapter V2 for Full-Frame Canon EF Mount Lens to Fujifilm X Mount APS-C Camera, being that it is a full frame lens.
Answered by: Kirk R.
Date published: 2018-08-27

would this work well with the z6 and the ftz ...

would this work well with the z6 and the ftz mount adapter?
Asked by: Anonymous
The Nikon F mount version of this lens will work very well with the full frame Z cameras and the FTZ. You will program this as a non-cpu lens in your camera, 13mm f/2.8 (as Nikon never made a lens to date wider than 13mm so it's the widest that can be programmed at this time).
Answered by: D
Date published: 2023-09-03

Is it possible to buy a replacement hood for ...

Is it possible to buy a replacement hood for this?
Asked by: Mark
I'm sorry but we don't carry the hood separately. You will have to reach out to Venus Optics at; Website http://www.venuslens.net/
Answered by: Rob
Date published: 2019-08-08

Is there another larger lens hood that can be ...

Is there another larger lens hood that can be used with this lens?
Asked by: Leslie
No
Answered by: Shalom
Date published: 2020-10-26

I get severe distortion on both sides of images ...

I get severe distortion on both sides of images in the form of stretching. Is anyone else having this issue or do I have a defective lens?
Asked by: Guy
That sounds like perspective distortion. That is normal. For example ceramic tiles on a wall will look larger, distorted, and stretched in the sides of the photo, but in the center they will look normal. That is perspective distortion. That is the same as going on the bottom of a large building, looking up, and the sides of the building look like they are converging instead of being straight. The zero distortion this Venus Optics Laowa 12mm f/2.8 Zero-D Lens has is barrel distortion.
Answered by: Daniel
Date published: 2022-11-08
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