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Laowa 9mm f/2.8 DL Zero-D Lens Announced for DJI Inspire 2

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Venus Optics has announced the widest lens for DJI X7 cameras and Inspire 2 drones, the Laowa 9mm f/2.8 ZERO-D APS-C lens. The Laowa 9mm is significantly wider than the currently widest DL lens (i.e. 80°) in the market, allowing aerial cinematographers to capture more in limited distances. The ultra-fast f/2.8 lens also provide more flexibility to do night time aerial videography.

Featuring a 113° field of view, close-to-zero distortion & affordable pricing, Laowa 9mm f/2.8 DL Zero-D is a dream lens for DJI Inspire 2 pilots.

The retail selling price of the Laowa 9mm f/2.8 Zero-D DL mount in $499, available to order now. Check out the major stores for availability (Amazon | B&H Photo | Adorama).

Laowa 9mm f/2.8 DL Zero-D Lens for DJI Inspire 2

The new DL mount has the same specifications and optical performance as the existing Fuji X, Sony E and Canon EF-M mounts launched in 2018. All of them feature an ultra-wide 113° angle, cover Super35-sized sensor and have a close-to-zero distortion.

Laowa 9mm f/2.8 DL Zero-D Lens Announced for DJI Inspire 2

The lens is carefully designed to reduce the optical distortion to a close-to-zero level. It allows straight lines to be perfectly retained and saves videographers tremendous time in post-processing. Venus Optics is reputable in producing distortion-free lenses for multiple systems including the widest f/2 lens for full frame E-mount cameras (i.e. Laowa 15mm f/2 FE Zero-D).

The size and weight of the lens have also been compressed to the minimal in its class. It weighs only 210g (0.46 lbs) and 60mm (2.36 in) long. This compact and lightweight lens comprises of 15 elements in 10 groups with 2 pcs of aspherical elements and 3 pcs of Extra- low dispersion elements. This optical design successfully minimizes the distortion and chromatic aberrations to its lowest but at the same time, delivers a superb optical performance. A 49mm filter thread is also included for cinematographers to use with ND filters.

Main specifications:

  • Focal length: 9 mm
  • Maximum F value: F 2.8
  • Viewing angle: 113 degrees (corresponding format: APS-C)
  • Lens construction: 10 groups of 15
  • Number of diaphragm blades: 7
  • Shortest shooting distance: 12 cm
  • Maximum magnification: 0.13 times
  • Filter diameter: φ 49 mm
  • Weight: ~ 215 g * Variable depending on mount
  • Corresponding mount: FUJIFILM X, Canon EF-M, Sony E

Laowa 9mm f/2.8 DL Zero-D Lens Announced on  DJI Inspire 2 Videos

Angle of view comparison (vs DJI 16mm DL)