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Venus Optics Laowa 9mm f/2.8 Zero-D Lens for Leica L

BH #VE928L • MFR #VE928L
Venus Optics Laowa 9mm f/2.8 Zero-D Lens for Leica L
Key Features
  • L-Mount Lens/APS-C Format
  • 13.5mm (35mm Equivalent)
  • Aperture Range: f/2.8 to f/22
  • Two Aspherical Elements
Pairing an ultra wide-angle field of view with an especially compact design, this Laowa 9mm f/2.8 Zero-D from Venus Optics is a Leica L-mount lens offering a 13.5mm equivalent focal length. As a Zero-D lens, this 9mm f/2.8's optical design 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. Its sleek and lightweight design is well-matched to mirrorless bodies and is ideal for everyday shooting as well as use on gimbals. Additionally, a petal-shaped lens hood is also incorporated into the lens' design to reduce flare and ghosting when working in strong lighting conditions.
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Venus Optics Laowa 9mm f/2.8 Zero-D Overview

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Pairing an ultra wide-angle field of view with an especially compact design, this Laowa 9mm f/2.8 Zero-D from Venus Optics is a Leica L-mount lens offering a 13.5mm equivalent focal length. As a Zero-D lens, this 9mm f/2.8's optical design 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. Its sleek and lightweight design is well-matched to mirrorless bodies and is ideal for everyday shooting as well as use on gimbals. 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 9mm f/2.8 prime is designed for APS-C-format L-mount mirrorless cameras and provides a 13.5mm 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 offers a minimum focusing distance of 4.7".
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 9mm f/2.8 Zero-D Specs

Key Specs
Focal Length
9mm (35mm Equivalent: 13.5mm)
Maximum Aperture
f/2.8
Lens Mount
Leica L
Lens Format Coverage
APS-C
Focus Type
Manual Focus
Image Stabilization
No
Filter Size
49 mm (Front)
Maximum Aperture
f/2.8
Minimum Aperture
f/22
Lens Mount
Leica L
Lens Format Coverage
APS-C
Angle of View
113°
Minimum Focus Distance
4.72" / 12 cm
Maximum Magnification
0.13x
Optical Design
15 Elements in 10 Groups
Diaphragm Blades
7
Focus Type
Manual Focus
Image Stabilization
No
Filter Size
49 mm (Front)
Dimensions (ø x L)
2.09 x 2.36" / 53 x 60 mm
Weight
7.6 oz / 215 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight
0.83 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
3.9 x 3.8 x 3.6"

Venus Optics Laowa 9mm f/2.8 Zero-D Reviews

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Why the picture above show this lens on Sigma FP?

Why the picture above show this lens on Sigma FP?
Asked by: Georgi
Venus Optics Laowa 9mm f/2.8 Zero-D Lens is made for 6 different mirrorless camera mounts. The BH #VE928L for Venus Optics Laowa 9mm f/2.8 Zero-D Lens is dedicated to Leica L mount which is the lens mount on Sigma FP mirrorless cameras. If you select a different lens mount the images of the camera will change accordantly.
Answered by: llinelva
Date published: 2022-03-30

The pictures above are showing this lens pared ...

The pictures above are showing this lens pared with Sigma FT, that is full frame sensor does this lens cover the entire sensor? Soft vignetting is not a issue for me but hard it is! Using it on cine rig.
Asked by: Georgi
The Venus Optics Laowa 9mm f/2.8 Zero-D Lens for Leica L is designed for APS-C size sensors, not full frame.
Answered by: Dan
Date published: 2022-03-22

Will MFT plus MFT-SonyE adapter gives an 18mm or ...

Will MFT plus MFT-SonyE adapter gives an 18mm or 13.5mm equivalent lens coverage?
Asked by: Allen
According to our data, the Sony E mount version of the Laowa 9mm f/2.8 Zero-D Lens, would have a 13.5mm equivalent focal length on an APSC sensor camera. An adapter may work for the MFT lens to work on a Sony E-mount APSC camera, but it may also vignette as the MFT version is intended for MFT sensors.
Answered by: ericsc
Date published: 2023-04-27

Does this lens have a weather seal?

Does this lens have a weather seal?
Asked by: alexandra
This lens has a dust & water repellent coating, but it is not weather sealed.
Answered by: Boyd
Date published: 2021-07-20

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Will the 9 mm Laowa work with the Laowa Magic Shift Converter?
Asked by: Robert
The Laowa Magic Shift Converters are lens mount converters. This lens, Venus Optics Laowa 9mm f/2.8 Zero-D Lens for Sony E being an E mount, cannot converted to any other mount.
Answered by: Dennis A L.
Date published: 2018-08-27

Does it have heavy vignette?

Does it have heavy vignette?
Asked by: William
Yes it does vignette
Answered by: vilson
Date published: 2021-01-26

Can this lens' aperture on MFT be controlled from ...

Can this lens' aperture on MFT be controlled from the camera?
Asked by: brian
No, on lens only.
Answered by: Rob
Date published: 2021-01-18

Can I use this with a Rebel T6i?

Can I use this with a Rebel T6i?
Asked by: Joseph
No, you cant .
Answered by: Diego
Date published: 2021-10-18
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