Venus Optics announced their Laowa 14mm f/4 FF RL ZERO-D full-frame mirrorless lens for Nikon Z-mount

Venus Optics announced the previously rumored Laowa 14mm f/4 FF RL ZERO-D full-frame mirrorless lens for Nikon Z-mount. The price of the lens is $549. Pre-orders are now open at the official online store and international shipping is available (Adorama and B&H will start taking pre-orders later). Shipping on orders placed now from the official online store will start in late September. Laowa 14mm f/4 FF RL ZERO-D lens additional information (specifications, MFT chart, lens design diagram, sample photos, press release):

Focal Length


Min. Aperture


Max. Aperture


Angle of view


Format Compatibility

Full Frame

Lens Structure

13 elements in 9 groups

Aperture Blade


Min. focusing distance

10.62” (27cm)

Max. Magnification


Filter thread



58 x 59mm


8.04 oz.(228g)


Leica M, Leica L, Sony FE, Nikon Z, Canon RF(Late Oct)

Press release:

Venus Optics announce the new Laowa 14mm f/4 FF RL ZERO-D lens for full frame mirrorless cameras – a super compact ultra-wide angle lens with ZERO-D and 52mm filter thread

Anhui China, Sept 18, 2020 – Venus Optics, the manufacturer specialized in making unique camera lenses, introduced the Laowa 14mm f/4 FF RL Zero-D lens for full-frame mirrorless cameras. As one of the smallest and lightest 14mm Zero Distortion ultra-wide angle lens, the lens does not compromise on its performance. It is equipped with a 52mm filter thread so that urban explorers can simply put on the screw-in filter and create incredible images with ease.

Ultra wide 114° Angle of View
The 14mm f/4 FF RL Zero-D delivers an extraordinary image sharpness with 114°angle of view. The ultra-wide angle lens allows photographers to have a one-of-a-kind and inspiring pictures in an ultra-wide perspective. Landscape photographers can capture rich scenery with a single shot.

Zero Distortion
14mm f/4 FF RL Zero-D is composed of 13 elements in 9 groups. The 2 aspherical elements and 3 extra-low dispersion elements suppress the distortion to nearly Zero level from corner to corner. Perfect for architecture photography as any straight lines will be retained.

52mm Filter Thread
A 52mm filter thread is available on the 14mm f/4 FF RL Zero-D. Conveniently, photographers can take great landscape and cityscape pictures easily without carrying heavy filter holders. For photographers who opt to use slide-in filters, the specially designed magnetic filter holder allows them to use their 100mm-wide filters with no vignetting.

Extremely Compact and Lightweight
14mm f/4 FF RL Zero-D weighs 228g and the measured dimension is 58x59mm. The tiny lens is perfect for traveling and capturing in a variety of scenes.

Perfect 10-point Sunstars
The 5-bladed aperture creates perfect 10-point sunstar rendering. Simply stop down the aperture by 1 stop and can create the beautiful 10-point sunstars.

Lens Design
The Leica M mount of the 14mm f/4 FF RL Zero-D is equipped with rangefinder coupling to have a more accurate and easy focus. As for other mounts, there is a focus tab to improve the stability and speed when focusing.

Possible For Astrophotography
The aperture of f/4 is possible for capturing a stunning image of the amazing sky in a milky way.

Multiple Mount options
Laowa 14mm f/4 FF RL Zero-D is available in Leica M, Leica L, Canon RF, Sony FE and Nikon Z mounts . 2 different colours (black and silver) are offered for Leica M mount. (The RF mount and the silver version of M mount will be available in Late-Oct)

Pricing & Availability
The new Laowa 14mm f/4 FF RL is currently available to purchase via Venus Optics official website ( and authorized resellers. The US price for 11mm f/4.5 FF RL is $649 (Leica M mount) and $549 (Sony FE, Canon RF, Nikon Z and Leica L). Pricing varies in different countries. The first 100 orders through our webstore will get a 100mm magnetic filter holder (Retail Value: $149) for FREE.
Shipping starts from late-Sep for Leica M (Black version), L mount, Nikon Z and Sony E mount. The Leica M mount (Silver version) and Canon RF mount will be shipped from Late-Oct.

Sample photos:

More sample photos can be found here and here (under the sample tab).

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