This is, without a doubt, the WIDEST angle lens I've ever put on a Micro Four Thirds camera!
I mean, look at how wide this thing is! How… okay… how wide it… how are we going to show
How wide this thing is? Let me show you how close I am because I'm… like… I'm TOUCHING it but you can't… okay look. Tape measure! This… we're gonna go… I am… eight or nine inches away from the front of the lens. From the front element! This… here let me show you this! Let me go let me go closest focusing… we're not even at the closest focusing! This… is the closest focu… LOOK! Look at that… I'm so close! This is just nuts! This is the just released brand new 6mm f/2 Zero-D lens from Laowa for Micro Four Thirds cameras. It only weighs 188 grams, has a standard 58mm filter thread — although as you can see here it is a little hard to find a filter that doesn't vignette just a tiny bit (this is a VND on here), and features a 122 degree field of view. The minimum focusing distance is 9cm but remember that's calculated from the sensor, not from the lens, so basically closest focusing is almost touching the glass here. It's manual focus but has an electronically controlled aperture so you can control it like pretty much any of your other electronic lenses. The most important part of this lens though, other than the obviously very wild field of view, is the Zero-D part of the name —Zero Distortion. So let me me show you what that means. I have a a pole here, and watch as I get it to the edge of the frame here. I'm going to go Open Gate here so you can see the whole thing top to bottom of the frame. You see there, there's just NO bending at the edges. It's really… it's remarkable. This is a remarkable lens. Now this is great for both still photography and video, but especially for architecture, and interior photos. Imagine for Real Estate, being able to see the entire room from this one angle! Enough talk — let's take a look at some photos that I shot when I was in Japan last week, and in these photos you'll see that I really appreciate symmetry in my photography, and you'll see a lot of straight lines here that will really help to amplify the message of this Zero-D lens. After we look at the photos we'll talk about where to get it and the price.
The new Laowa 6mm f/2 Zero-D Micro Four Thirds lens is available direct from Laowa starting today at the link in the description just under the Subscribe button. I'll update that link with other stores as it starts to show up there. And the price… is $499 USD.