Laowa has officially announced the 14mm f/4 FF RL ZERO-D lens for full-frame mirrorless cameras. The 14mm f/4 is being touted as a super-compact ultra-wide-angle rectilinear lens that despite its small size, doesn’t compromise on optical performance.
Laowa already has a plethora of ultra-wide-angle lenses, including the 12mm f/2.8 Zero-D. The 14mm f/4 is just another addition, it doesn’t replace any of the currently available lenses.
The 14mm f/4 FF RL Zero-D has a 114°angle of view and 52mm front filter thread.
The lens weighs 228g (8oz) and it has physical dimensions of 58mm x 59mm.
The optical design of the lens consists of 13 elements in 9 groups. There are 2 aspherical elements and 3 extra-low dispersion elements. According to Laowa this allows the lens to keep straight lines straight. While you may still get straight lines there will be some perspective distortion because of how wide the lens is. It also has a 5-bladed aperture.
The Laowa 14mm f/4 FF RL Zero-D is available in Leica M, Leica L, Canon RF, Sony FE, and Nikon Z mounts. Two different colors (black and silver) are offered for the Leica M mount.
Price & Availability
Shipping starts later this month for the Leica M (Black version), L mount, Nikon Z, and Sony E mount versions. The lens will retail for $549 USD for all the mounts except for Leica M. The Leica M versions will be $649 USD.
Please note that the RF mount and the silver version of the M mount won’t be available till late October.