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Laowa 10mm f/4 Pancake Lens Silver for Canon RF

Laowa 10mm f/4 Pancake Lens Silver for Canon RF

Product Code: L242961S


The ultra wide Laowa 10mm f/4 Pancake Lens in Silver for APS-C format Canon RF mount mirrorless cameras renders good sharpness across the frame, 10-point sunstars and straight lines from a low distortion design.

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  • High optical performance from an advanced design with 4 ED elements rendering sharp details throughout
  • Ultra compact and lightweight ultra wide angle pancake lens for Canon RF mount mirrorless cameras
  • Well controlled distortion from the world’s widest rectilinear pancake lens, enabling you to capture straight lines
  • Renders striking 10-point sunstars from a 5-bladed aperture design to help your images stand out
  • Particularly close 10cm minimum focus distance for close-ups, dynamic wide angles and macro-style images
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Laowa 10mm f/4 Pancake Lens Silver for Canon RF Summary

Joining a host of extremely accomplished Laowa lenses is the ultra-compact and lightweight Laowa 10mm f/4 Pancake Lens Silver for Canon RF mount. It features a high quality optical design with special glass elements to render good image quality and sharpness, with an ultra wide 109.3° angle of view. This lends the 10mm f/4 Pancake to a variety of subjects including landscapes, seascapes, city and general purpose shooting, perfect for cameras such as the EOS R7 and R10.

A unique 5-bladed aperture design renders beautiful 10-point sunstars and the lens displays extremely well controlled distortion, which is ideal for maintaining straight lines in your images and particularly beneficial to architectural shots. Laowa’s advanced optical design features 12 elements arranged in 8 groups, with 2 aspherical and 4 extra-low dispersion elements, which render excellent results across the frame.

Key Features

  • Extremely compact 25mm long and lightweight 130g ultra wide angle prime
  • World’s widest rectilinear pancake lens with 109.3° angle of view
  • Designed for Canon mirrorless EOS R cameras with an APS-C image circle
  • Super-low distortion
  • High optical performance
  • 10-point sunstar from a 5-bladed aperture design
  • Close 10cm minimum focusing distance
  • Built-in 37mm filter thread

Laowa 10mm f/4 Pancake Lens Silver for Canon RF in More Detail

High optical performance

Whichever subjects you shoot with the Laowa 10mm f/4 Pancake Lens Silver you’ll benefit from impressive image quality for a pancake lens, with good flare and ghost control when shooting backlit subjects. When the lens is stopped down to f/8 sharpness is extremely high, which is ideal for subjects for which this ultra wide angle lens is intended.

Super compact and lightweight

With a weight of just 130g and measuring Ø59.8 x 25mm, the Laowa 10mm f/4 Pancake Lens in Silver is easy to handhold and bring along for all-day shooting. It includes an equally compact 37mm filter thread, enabling you to add lens filters such as circular polarisers, UV filters and more.

Ultra low distortion results

The Laowa 10mm f/4 Pancake Lens (Silver) renders 109.3° angle of view, making it the world’s widest rectilinear pancake lens at launch. This allows you to capture horizontal and vertical straight lines in buildings, streets and any other subjects with straight lines, where minimal distortion and realistic results are rendered.

10-Point sunstars

Laowa’s unique design includes an aperture diaphragm with 5 aperture blades, which creates impressive sunstars with 10 points to enhance your images.

Close minimum focus distance

Create dynamic compositions with an extremely close 10cm minimum focus distance and 0.15x maximum magnification. This extends the versatility of the 10mm pancake for macro-style close-up images and creating subject separation from the background.

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Focal Length 10mm
Aperture Range f/4-22
Angle of view 109.3°
Format APS-C
Lens Structure 12 elements in 8 groups (4 ED elements)
Aperture Blades 5 blades
Max. Magnification 0.15x
Min. Focusing Distance 100mm
Focus Mode Manual (MF)
Dimensions for Filter Thread Ø 37mm
Dimensions About Ø 59.8mm * 25mm
Weight About 130g
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Our Verdict

Laowa is diversifying from their typical macro lens designs with the 10mm f/4 Pancake Lens (Silver) for Canon RF mount. Whilst it does focus extremely closely to just 10cm it is not a macro, rather an ultra wide angle prime, which is ideal for landscape photography, travel and city photography. It arrives as the worlds widest rectilinear pancake lens, which means you’ll be able to capture straight lines with extremely low distortion when capturing anything with a straight edge, such as buildings or trees.

The lens resolves sharp details, particularly when stopped down from the widest f/4 aperture and features an advanced optical design with special lens elements to render high quality images. Ghosting and flare are well controlled and a unique aperture opening shows 10-point sunstars when shooting directly at light sources. This enables you to capture nice effects for any images shot with the sun, moon, stars or any artificial light source.

As a pancake lens it is naturally compact and Laowa has reduced the weight of this tiny model to just 130g. This allows you to pack the lens and bring it on any shoot barely noticing the extra weight. It’s the combination of portability, versatility and excellent results which is sure to make this a hit with Canon photographers.

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  • Like New – The equipment is in a condition as if you have just bought it from the manufacturer. The item is still considered to be ‘Like New’ even without the original packaging and accessories. The product has been fully tested and is in perfect working order. Lenses are optically clear. There may be light dust present that will not effect the imagery.
  • Excellent – The equipment should be close to being ‘Like New’ but there may be some small cosmetic blemishes that lower its grade. The product has been fully tested and is in perfect excellent order.
    • Cameras – Should have no marks on the LCD screen
    • Lenses – Should have no marks on the elements and optically clear. There may be light dust present that will not effect the imagery.
  • Very Good – The equipment may have some slight cosmetic wear to the paintwork and cosmetic blemishes  with only light signs of use and the product has been fully tested and is in great working order.
    • Cameras – The LCD screen may have small signs of wear that does not affect its display
    • Lenses – The mount of the lens will start to show signs of wear
  • Good – The equipment is showing more obvious signs of cosmetic wear and blemishes, but the product has been fully tested and is in great working order.
    • Cameras – LCD screen may have scratches or wear that is starting to affect the display.
    • Lenses – May have slight dust inside that does not affect images. The mount shows signs of use.
  • Well Used – The equipment will show significant signs of wear. The paintwork will be coming away in large areas exposing the metal work, but the product has been fully tested and is in great working order.
    • Cameras – LCD screen is heavily worn either by de-lamination or has scratches to it. Rubber grips are starting to come away from the body.
    • Lenses – The lens has dust inside that may affect images. The rubber zoom/focus ring is coming away from the barrel of the lens.

*All of our used items are listed with the accesories that are included. If they are not listed then they will not be supplied at eh epoint of purchase.

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