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Compare Laowa 12mm f/2.8 Zero-D vs Pentax-D FA 21mm F2.4ED vs Pentax-D FA* 85mm F1.4

Reviews

Neo score
50%
76%
68%
Pros
  • One of the widest rectilinear FF lens
  • Solid build quality
  • Low distortion
  • Reasonably sharp
  • Weather-sealed
  • Great image quality
  • 8-bladed aperture for sunstars
  • Bright maximum aperture
  • Weather-sealed
  • Premium design and construction
Cons
  • Lacks front filter thread
  • Large diameter
  • On the heavy side

Price

MSRP
849 USD
1400 USD
Offers (incl. referral links)

Construction

Aperture Blades
7 blades
8 blades, Rounded diaphragm
9 blades
Colors
Black, Silver
Black
Form Factor
Ultra Wide-Angle Prime Lens
Ultra Wide-Angle Prime Lens
Short Telephoto Prime Lens
Image Size
Full-Frame
Full-Frame
Full-Frame
Lens Barrel
Physical aperture ring
Distance scale, DoF scale
Distance scale
Lens Mount
Canon EF-mount, Canon RF-mount, Leica L-mount, Nikon F-mount, Nikon Z-mount, Pentax K-mount, Sony A-mount, Sony E-mount
Pentax K-mount
Pentax K-mount
Material
Aluminum
Motor
Ring-type ultrasonic
Optical Formula | Elements
16 elements
11 elements
12 elements
Optical Formula | Groups
10 groups
8 groups
10 groups
Optical Formula | Special Glass
4 ED elements, 1 Super ED element groups
1 aspherical + 3 Super ED elements, HD coating groups

Dimensions

Filter Diameter
67 mm / 2.64 in
82 mm / 3.23 in
Size | Diameter
75 mm / 2.95 in
74 mm / 2.91 in
95 mm / 3.74 in
Size | Length
83 mm / 3.27 in
89 mm / 3.50 in
124 mm / 4.88 in
Weight
609 g / 21.52 oz
416 g / 14.70 oz
1255 g / 44.35 oz

Function

Angle Of View
122.0° Diagonal | 112.6° Horizontal | 90.0° Vertical
91.7° Diagonal | 81.2° Horizontal | 59.5° Vertical
28.6° Diagonal | 23.9° Horizontal | 16.1° Vertical
Aperture
f/2.8 ~ f/22
f/2.4–22 ~ f/2.4–22
f/1.4 ~ f/16
Autofocus
No
Yes
Yes
Focal Length
12 mm
21 mm
85 mm
Focus Type
Internal
Internal
Image Stabilization
No
No
No
Weather Resistance
Yes
Yes

Performance

Max Magnification
0.2x
0.26x
0.12x
Min Focus Distance
180 mm / 7.09 in
180 mm / 7.09 in
850 mm / 33.46 in

Production

Accessory
Lens hood included
Lens hood included
Lens hood included
Debut
2016-07-26
2021-10-21
2020-05-27
Made In
China
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