Laowa 12mm T2.9 Zero-D Cine Lens


  • Brand: Laowa
  • SKU: VE1229PL
  • Product code: 533260
£1,549.00 £1,858.80 Inc VAT Price Match
The new 12mm lens is currently the widest t/2.9 lens that can cover sensor up to both full frame & vista vision size (wider than full frame), making it one...
The new 12mm lens is currently the widest t/2.9 lens that can cover sensor up to both full frame & vista vision size (wider than full frame), making it one of the ideal wide angle option for both professional cinema cameras and mirrorless cameras.

Suitable for both Large format & Super35 cameras
The image circle allows cinematographers to use not only on full frame sensors (Size = 43.14mm), but also able to fill the Vista Vision sensors on RED Monstro and the sensor on Arri Alexa LF (Size @ open-gate = 44.7mm) fully. The lens is also ideal for Super35-sized camera owners with the ultra-wide 17mm equivalent field of view and its future-proof decision when cinematographers need to upgrade to large format cameras.

Super compact & lightweight
This 12mm lens is extremely compact and lightweight despite of the extreme specifications. It measures 3.4” (87mm) long and weighs less than 1.5 lb (675g). It can be easily fitted onto any sorts of stabilizations system including handheld gimbals.

Close-to-zero distortion
The optical distortion of ultra-wide angle lens will never be a nightmare for DoP. The distortion rate of good wide angle lenses in the market ranges from 2-4%. Venus Optics, however, are able to compress the distortion to a close-to-zero level. In fact, the ‘Zero-D’ claim had been validated by many existing Laowa lenses owners from all around the world.

Extremely close focusing distance
The lens able to focus at an extremely close focusing distance. It can focus anywhere from 7” away from sensor (<4” from front element) all the way to infinity. No diopter will be needed in this case. Wide angle lenses usually create a ‘flat’ image with very deep DOF but with this close focusing ability and a fast t-stop, Laowa 12mm is able to create some unique wide & shallow DOF look with pleasing bokeh.

Robust and professional cinema housing
Designed with standard 0.8 mod gears on both aperture and focusing rings for easy installation of follow-focus system. An extended 270° smooth focus throw is designed for accruate focus pulling. The entire enclosure of the lens is made up of aluminum alloy.

A 114mm step-ring is included in the package to expand the front diameter to fit with industry sized matte box. Venus Optics have tested with a number of matte boxes in the market and it is still free of vignetting on VV sensor with the matte box installed.

Robust and professional cinema housing
The lens comes with three different variants, PL, EF and E mount (Not inter-changeable). Shims with different thickness is also included for users to do flange calibration.

Features:

• Full Frame / Vista Vision coverage
• Close to zero distortion
• 122 degrees FoV
• Super Compact
• EF or PL or E mount available
• Step-up to 114mm for matte box installation

Specification:

Name Laowa 12mm t/2.9
Focal Length 12mm
Stop Range t/2.9 – 22
Angle of View 122°
Format Compatibility Full frame, VistaVision
Lens Structure 16 elements in 10 groups
Aperture Blades 7
Min. shooting Distance 18 cm
Front Diameter 102mm, works with 114mm adaptor ring & Matte box
Filter Thread No filter (Matte box is required)
Length 87mm
Weight 675g
Mounts PL / EF / E


Package Contents: 

1x Laowa 12mm T2.9 Zero-D Cine Lens
1x Front and Rear Lens Caps
1x 114mm Step-Up Ring
1x Shim Set
1x Pelican Case

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