Laowa 10mm f/4 Cookie lens review

Crumbs! The new Laowa 10mm f/4 super-compact prime is more cookie than pancake. But is it good enough to eat?

Laowa 10mm f/4 Cookie
(Image: © Rod Lawton)

Digital Camera World Verdict

Laowa makes some pretty spectacular lenses but this isn’t really one of them. It’s small and super-cute, and it’s pretty cheap too, but a combination of vignetting, below-par edge detail and that restrictive f/4 maximum aperture dent its appeal quite considerably.


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    Small, cute and great for travel

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    Inexpensive to buy

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    Focuses down to 10cm


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    Restrictive f/4 maximum aperture

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    Strong vignetting

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    Poor edge sharpness

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If you’re into travel photography and vlogging you’ll want to travel light, then they don’t come much lighter than this new Laowa 10mm f/4 Cookie lens. Made for APS-C cameras, it weighs just 130g and is only 25mm deep.

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Rod Lawton

Rod is an independent photography journalist and editor, and a long-standing Digital Camera World contributor, having previously worked as DCW's Group Reviews editor. Before that he has been technique editor on N-Photo, Head of Testing for the photography division and Camera Channel editor on TechRadar, as well as contributing to many other publications. He has been writing about photography technique, photo editing and digital cameras since they first appeared, and before that began his career writing about film photography. He has used and reviewed practically every interchangeable lens camera launched in the past 20 years, from entry-level DSLRs to medium format cameras, together with lenses, tripods, gimbals, light meters, camera bags and more. Rod has his own camera gear blog at but also writes about photo-editing applications and techniques at