August 16, 2017

The World's Fastest 15mm Lens Has Arrived

Announced back in September, Venus Optics’ Laowa 15mm f/2 FE Zero-D lens has finally arrived.

Venus Optics’ Laowa 15mm f/2 FE Zero-D lens was designed specifically for Sony full frame E mount cameras. The "world’s fastest 15mm rectilinear lens" features a close-to-zero distortion with a 110° angle of view, hence the Zero-D in the name. Quickly attach filters to the 72mm thread for landscape shooting, and easily capture impressive astrophotography images with the lightning-fast f/2 aperture.

A specially designed aperture switch will give videographers the ability to quickly switch between click-less and clicked aperture. Take advantage of the super close focusing distance of 15cm and the f/2 aperture to create some bokeh shots and wide angle close-up shots.

The Laowa 15mm f/2 is available for pre-order at a price of $849 and will ship in late August/early September. The first 200 orders will get a set of Laowa 72mm screw-in filters (UV + CPL + ND1000) for FREE.

Tech Specs

  • Focal length: 15mm
  • Maximum aperture: f/2
  • Angle of view: 110°
  • Format compatibility: full frame
  • Minimum Focus Distance: 5.91” (15cm)
  • Maximum Reproduction Ratio: 0.25x
  • Focusing: manual focus
  • Filter thread: 72mm
  • Dimensions (DxL): Φ66×82mm
  • Weight: 1.10 lb (500 g)
  • Mounts: Sony FE
Straight lines with Zero-DCredit: Tahir Matulatan

Check out more sample images here    

Featured image shot with Ultra-wide 15mm and ultra-fast f/2 by Luke Tscharke.

Your Comment


would one be able to use an adapter and plop this on a Canon body?

Or, in my case, to a focal reducer (canon mount) made for my GH4?

August 16, 2017 at 12:12PM


Sigma 14mm 1.8 was announced this year...

August 16, 2017 at 8:48PM

Minu Park

Arri make a 12mm and 14mm both at T1.3... so the headline on this article/advert needs updating

August 18, 2017 at 4:54AM

Matt Lovell