LAOWA 12mm F2.8 ZERO-D Wide Angle Lens
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Lens Construction: 16 elements in 10 groups

Aperture Blades: 9

Shift Distance:±10mm (Applicable to Sony E Mount)

Max. Magnification: 0.2X

Min. Shooting Distance: 18cm

Lens Element: Multi-layer Low-reflective Coating

       l LAOWA 12mm F2.8 D-Dreamer Ultra Wide Angle Lens is an interchangeable lens specifically designed for Full Frame Sensor DSLRs.

l Two pieces of Aspherical Lenses contribute to correcting spherical aberration.   

l Main and auxiliary focusing group for correcting distortion caused by changeable distances to subject.    

l Three pieces of ED (Extra-low Dispersion) Glass Elements for removing chromatic aberration.

l All-metal construction ensures lens’ high assembly precision and long-lasting durability.

l Multi-layer Low Reflective Coatings for every lens element to eliminate ghosting and flare.

l Though equipped with pieces of Aspherical Lenses and ED glass elements, LAOWA 12mm keeps itself compact and portable with high optical performance.

Full FrameImage Sensor Size

Feature Details

  • Lens Construction
    The lens consist of 16 elements in 10 groups with 2 pics of aspherical glass and 3 pics of ultra low dispersion glass.
  • 7-Bladed Aperture
    7 aperture blades contributes to extremely bokeh.
  • Ultra Wide AOV
    The lens features ultra angle of view of 121.96°, equivalent to that of 18-19mm on APS-C frame cameras.
  • Great Macro Ability
    The max. magnification reaches 0.2X with min. shooting distance of 18cm.
  • Water Repellent 'Frog Eye' Lens Coating
    A clear hydrophobic (AKA. water repellent) coating, compared with traditional coating, FEC makes it basically impossible for water droplets to collect on the lens’ front element.
  • Flare Resistence
    Low reflective multi-mayer coatings for every lens element are used to eliminate flare and ghosting.

Product Specifications

 Lens No.                                          LAOWA 12mm F2.8 ZERO-D
 Aperture  f/2—f/22
 Angle of View
 Apertute Blades  7
 Shift Distance  ±10mm (Applicable to Sony E Mount )
 Min. Shooting Distance   18cm 
 Max. Magnification  0.2
 Focusing   MF (Manual Focus)
 Filter Thread    No (Note that 100mm square filter with a filter holder can be attached to. )
 Dimensions  74.2X84.8mm
 Weight   About 610g

Lens Construction

Design performance




Choose the corresponding lens mount, then refer to one’s camera instructions for details on how to attach and remove the lens from a camera body.


Adjust the focus by turning the focusing ring as it is a manual focus only lens. Do not apply too much force when turning focus ring or move it too quickly in case of damage of the part.



 Select Non-CPU Lens Data, set the maximum aperture and focal length. (Note: On Nikon camera bodies, there is no exact match for 12mm focal length, use the closest one of 13mm.) Then set the aperture value as required by adjusting the aperture ring on the lens to automatically match the correct exposure.


In Aperture Priority Mode, turn the aperture ring to a special “A” position which allows the camera to control the aperture setting without using the aperture ring on the lens to get automatic exposure. Or measuring the light by directly pressing the Green Button on a Pentax camera body to obtain accurate exposure.    

Other Camera Systems

In Aperture Priority Mode, set the aperture and let the camera automatically adjust shutter speed for optimal exposure. Note that there is no chip in the lens to communicate aperture information to the camera.

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