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Venus Optics Laowa 15mm T2.1 Zero-D Cine Prime - E Mount

Abel Code: VEN-VE1521SFEC
Mfr. Code: VE1521SFEC
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This 15mm lens features near-zero distortion, a fast T2.1 maximum aperture, Full Frame & VistaVision coverage, close focus at 5.9" from sensor, 0.8 mod focus & iris rings, and includes a Pelican hard case.
Key Highlights
  • 15mm T2.1 Ultra Wide Prime
  • Full Frame / VistaVision Coverage
  • Sony E (FE) Mount


The Venus Optics Laowa 15mm T2.1 Zero-D Cine Prime is currently the widest T2.1 maximum aperture lens that can cover both Full Frame and VistaVision sensors, making it an ideal wide angle option for both professional cinema cameras and mirrorless cameras.

"Future Proof" Solution

A large 43.3mm image circle enables cinematographers to pair this lens with Full Frame sensors (Size = 43.14mm), the wider Vista Vision sensors on cameras like RED MONSTRO and the ARRI ALEXA LF (Size @ open-gate = 44.7mm), and Super35 cameras.

Compact, Lightweight Design

This Laowa 15mm is extremely compact and lightweight, measuring 3.59" (91.2mm) in length and weighing just 1.19 lb (540 g). It can be easily paired with many stabilization systems, including handheld gimbals. The entire enclosure of the lens is constructed from aluminum alloy, featuring standard 0.8 mod gears on both iris and focus rings for easy installation of your follow-focus system.

Near-Zero Distortion

Venus Optics has compressed optical distortion to a close-to-zero level, avoiding the typical 2-4% distortion rate of ultra-wide angle lenses. The "Zero-D" claim has been validated by many Laowa lens owners from all around the world.

Exceptional Close Focus

The lens is able to focus from 5.9" to sensor all the way to infinity. No diopter will be needed in this case. Wide angle lenses usually create a "flat" image with very deep depth of field, but with such close focusing ability and a very fast maximum aperture, the Laowa 15mm is able to create a truly unique wide & shallow DOF look with aesthetically pleasing bokeh.
Hard Case Included
A complimentary watertight and crush-proof Pelican hard case protects the lens from damage during transport.
  • Full Frame / Vista Vision coverage
    • Ideal for Large Format Cinema Cameras (RED MONSTRO, ARRI ALEXA LF, Sony VENICE, et al.)
  • 110° field of view
  • Very close focus (5.9" from subject to sensor)
  • Extremely compact design
  • Near zero distortion
  • Sony-style E (FE) Lens Mount

What's in the Box

  • Pelican Case
  • Rear Cap
  • Front Cap
  • Venus Optics Laowa 15mm T2.1 Zero-D Cine Prime - E Mount


Key Highlights

  • 15mm T2.1 Ultra Wide Prime
  • Full Frame / VistaVision Coverage
  • Sony E (FE) Mount
  • Near-zero distortion
  • 5.9" close focus
  • Pelican case included

Bags & Cases / Covers

Bag & Case Inserts:
Product-Specific Insert(s)
Bag Shape:
Lens Case (Single)
Bag Physical Type:
Hard Case

Lens Characteristics

Maximum Aperture:
Lens Mount:
Lens Options:
Full Frame - VistaVision coverage
Blade Count:
Filter Thread Size:
Fixed Focal Length:
Front Diameter:
Max Dimensions (Diameter x Length):
3.33" x 3.59" - 84.8mm x 91.2mm
Elements & Groups:
12 elements in 9 groups
Aperture Range:
T2.1 to T22
Minimum Focus Distance:
5.9" - 15cm
Max Angle of View:
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