Venus Optics launches new compact ultra-wide lens for Fujifilm GFX cameras

Laowa 19mm f/2.8 Zero-D GFX
(Image credit: Venus Optics)

Venus Optics, manufacturers of Laowa lenses, has expanded its growing line of Fujifilm GFX-compatible lenses with this, the Laowa 19mm f/2.8 Zero-D GFX. At just 80mm in length and weighing 546g, it's one of the smallest and lightest GF-mount lenses on the market. Inside the compact barrel is a 12-element, 10-group optical stack, incorporating two aspherical elements, three extra-low dispersion elements and one ultra-high refractive element.

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Ben Andrews

Ben is the Imaging Labs manager, responsible for all the testing on Digital Camera World and across the entire photography portfolio at Future. Whether he's in the lab testing the sharpness of new lenses, the resolution of the latest image sensors, the zoom range of monster bridge cameras or even the latest camera phones, Ben is our go-to guy for technical insight. He's also the team's man-at-arms when it comes to camera bags, filters, memory cards, and all manner of camera accessories – his lab is a bit like the Batcave of photography! With years of experience trialling and testing kit, he's a human encyclopedia of benchmarks when it comes to recommending the best buys.