Laowa 6mm T2.1 Zero-D Cine review

This new Laowa 6mm T2.1 Zero-D ultra-wide MFT cine lens has tiny dimensions but HUGE performance

Laowa 6mm T2.1 Zero-D Cine
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Digital Camera World Verdict

Yet again, Laowa has turned out another stellar prime lens which eschews modern gadgets like autofocus or even a chip for camera communication, but rewards us with exceptional aberration-free edge to edge performance, a remarkably wide maximum aperture, pocket-sized dimensions and a price that makes us smile.


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    Ultra-wide 12mm equivalent angle of view

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    T2.1 maximum aperture

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    Remarkably aberration-free

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    Gears for focus and iris control


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    Distance scale only approximate

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    No chip for camera communication

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    A little prone to flare

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The new Laowa 6mm T2.1 Zero-D Cine lens is great news for filmmakers with Olympus or Lumix G cameras and for at least three reasons. 

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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