Laowa 10mm F4 Cookie Lens Image Gallery
July 19th, 2022
By my count this is (at least) the 13th Laowa lens from Venus Optics that I’ve reviewed. I’ve long felt that Laowa stands out for their courage in tackling challenging and unique projects, including wide angle macro lenses, very large aperture lenses, and now, a tiny “pancake” lens that Laowa quirkily calls a “cookie” lens. This tiny new wide angle lens, the Laowa 10mm F4 Cookie is truly tiny (measuring just 28mm in length weighing only 136g despite its all-metal build by my personal measurements).
Despite such a tiny size, this is a very wide angle of view. It is designed for APS-C cameras, and gives a 15mm full frame equivalent with Sony or Fuji’s 1.5x crop factor, a little tighter with either Canon (1.6x) or M/43 (2x). It’s a LONG way down to my shoes at this focal length!
This isn’t a toy, however, but rather a quality optical instrument capable of producing detailed, rich images.
One thing Laowa has proven very good at, and that is controlling distortion. That remains true even in this tiny lens, so you can get great lines in a photo even without any kind of correction.
A pancake/cookie lens may not be for everyone, but there are real advantages of having such a wide angle of view in a tiny package, so Laowa clearly feels that there will be a productive market for this lens at its reasonable price point of $299 USD. Is it for you? You can get the full picture by either watching my video review or reading my comprehensive text review.
Thanks to Laowa for sending me a review loaner of this lens. As always, this is a completely independent review. *The tests and most of the photos that I share as a part of my review cycle have been done with the Sony a6400 along with the Sony Alpha 1 which will serve as my benchmark camera for the foreseeable future (my review here).
Images of the Laowa 10mm F4
Images taken with the Laowa 10mm F4
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