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Laowa 12mm T2.9 Zero-D Cine Lens PL Mount

  • Full Frame T2.9 to T22 Aperture Lens
  • 122° Angle of View, Low Distortion
  • 7″ Close Focus, 0.8 MOD Cine Gears
  • 114mm Step-Up Ring for Matte Boxes
  • 102° Front Diameter


The Venus Optics Laowa 12mm T2.9 Zero-D Cine Lens PL Mount 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.

Cine Lens Features

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.

In the Case
  • Venus Optics Laowa 12mm T2.9
  • Front lens cap
  • Rear lens cap
  • 114mm Step-Up Adapter Ring for Matte Boxes
  • Original hard case
Focal Length 12mm
Lens Mount ARRI PL
Format Full Frame
Image Circle 44.7 mm
Maximum T-Stop T2.9
Minimum T-Stop T22
Horizontal Angle of View Super35: 122°
Minimum Focus Distance From : 17.8 cm (7″)
Optical Design 16 Elements in 10 Groups
Iris Blades 7
Gear MOD & Pitch Focus: 0.8 MOD / 32 Pitch
Front Diameter 102 mm
Filter Thread None
Focus Scales Imperial
Focus Rotation 270°
Length 87 mm (3.43″)
Weight 675 g (1.49 lb)