TIPA WORLD AWARDS 2024

BEST ULTRA WIDE ANGLE PRIME LENS

Laowa 10mm f/2.8 Zero-D FF

Change the lens and you often change how you see the world, sometimes in quite radical fashion. This super-wide, full-frame lens from Venus Optics certainly encourages a new way of looking at the world and does so with construction and build that earns its “Zero D” (zero distortion) moniker, with lens elements that limit aberrations and enhance sharpness. Available with a wide assortment of mounts, it is the first lens in the Laowa lineup to offer autofocus operation (with Sony E and Nikon Z cameras, manual with others). Focus can be as close as 4.7 inches (12cm) and its 130-degree angle of view, and f/2.8 to f/22 aperture makes for fascinating compositions, from nature to cityscapes, and will feed the imagination of many photographers.

Laowa 10mm f/2.8 Zero-D FF