Venus Optics (Laowa), 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.

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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.

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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.

Laowa 14mm F4 Zero D Filter Threads

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.

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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.

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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.

Laowa 14mm F4 Zero D Lens Design

[Related Reading: Laowa Launches New Lenses for Canon RF & Nikon Z Mirrorless Cameras]

Possible For Astrophotography

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

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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 colors (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)

Technical Specification

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)

Visit the official product page here to learn more.

Sample Images

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. We’ve already put in a request to test and review this lens, so if you have any questions about it be sure to let us know in the comments below so we can address them once we get hands on.

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