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Laowa 10mm f/4 Cookie Lens for APS-C Released

Laowa 10mm f/4 Cookie Lens for APS-C Released

Well-known specialty lens manufacturer, Laowa, has just launched another interesting lens: the Laowa 10mm f/4 Cookie lens for mirrorless APS-C cameras is a tiny pancake lens that should fit in any pocket really.

This new lens might be tiny in size, but the focal length of a mere 10mm makes it one of the widest rectilinear pancake lenses for APS-C cameras.

According to Laowa, the name Cookie refers to the small size of this new lens, it’s not a pancake… but a cookie with a length of 25mm (0.98″)and a weight of just 130g (0.29lbs).

Laowa 10mm f/4 Cookie Lens

Typically, such wide-angle lenses have obvious barrel distortion and/or a fisheye or pinhole lens design. However, according to the manufacturer, the new Laowa Cookie lens features a high-performance optical design that boasts extremely low distortion and optimized image quality to ensure pleasing results with little to no distortion.

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Laowa 10mm f/4 Cookie for Sony E. Image credit: Laowa

The Lens has black and silver versions for multiple mounts including Canon RF, Nikon Z, Sony E, L mount and Fuji X to match with the camera body. As usual, it is a fully manual lens.

Canon RF
Canon RF version. Image credit: Laowa

The lens features a 109.3° angle of view and its lens design sports 12 elements in 8 groups with 2 aspherical and 4 extra-low dispersion elements. The iris features 5 aperture blades.

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image credit: Alex Barcella / Laowa

Laowa claims that performance has been optimized in terms of chromatic aberration, flaring and ghosting, and if you need to take a close-up shot, the minimum focusing distance of 10cm (3.94″) will come in handy.

The lens offers a 37mm filter thread.

image credit: Kiva / Laowa

Pricing and availability

This new APS-C prime lens sells for $299, and it comes in various mounts and in silver or black finishes:

  • Canon RF
  • Nikon Z
  • Sony E
  • L mount
  • Fuji X
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FUJI X version. Image credit: Laowa

Link: website

What do you think Would such a tiny, yet wide-angle lens be something for your gear bag? Share your experiences in the comments below!

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