LAOWA 12mm T2.9 Zero-D Cine Lens

LAOWA 12mm T2.9 Zero-D Cine Lens
Regular price 7,200.00


The Laowa 12mm T2.9 Zero-D Cine Lens from Venus Optics provides a wide, 122° angle of view well suited for outdoor and landscape shots and in tight interior locations, and it is optimized for digital cinematography. It is so lightweight and compact that it can be used not only with handheld shooting, it is also light enough for use on gimbals. The lens produces an image circle that will cover full-frame, VistaVision, and ARRI ALEXA LF sized sensors or smaller.

The 12mm cine lens features a maximum aperture of T2.9 with 16 elements in 10 groups. Its 7-blade aperture provides a soft, pleasing bokeh, a shallow depth of field with little to no distortion, and a 7" close focus distance. The focus and aperture rings feature industry-standard 0.8 pitch gearing that will accommodate standard cine follow focus motors. The 102mm front diameter can be stepped up to 114mm with the included adapter to fit industry-standard matte boxes to prevent glare and reflection, as well as to add filters. Focus, aperture, and depth of field markings are in feet on the side of the lens to aid focus pullers.

In addition to the 114mm step-up adapter ring, a shim set is included for calibration, and a hard-shell Pelican case with custom foam is included to protect and transport the lens.

  • Ultra wide-angle 12mm T2.9 prime designed for cine cameras with up to full-frame/VistaVision/ALEXA LF sensor
  • Designed with 16 elements in 10 groups, low distortion, and 7-blade iris
  • 102mm front diameter with 114mm step-up adapter ring to fit industry-standard matte box
  • 7" close focus, smooth 270° focus rotation, and standard 0.8 MOD focus ring
  • Shim set and hard-shell Pelican case with custom foam are included
Technical Specs

Focal Length


Lens Mount

Canon EF/Sony FE/Arri PL


Full Frame

Image Circle

44.7 mm

Maximum T-Stop


Minimum T-Stop


Horizontal Angle of View

Super35: 122°

Minimum Focus Distance from Image Plane

7" / 17.78 cm

Optical Design

16 Elements in 10 Groups

Iris Blades


Gear MOD & Pitch

Focus: 0.8 MOD / 32 Pitch

Front Diameter

102 mm

Filter Thread


Focus Scales


Focus Rotation



3.43" / 87 mm


1.49 lb / 675 g