Call us: 01444 237070

Laowa 12-24mm f/5.6 Zoom Lens for Sony FE

Laowa 12-24mm f/5.6 Zoom Lens for Sony FE

Product Code: L242993S

Share this item:

The compact Laowa 12-24mm f/5.6 Zoom Lens for Sony FE is an ultra wide angle full-frame lens with a constant aperture, close minimum focusing distance and great results for a variety of subjects.

Spread the cost

Pay £ per month for months. Deposit amount £ , % APR

FREE next day


Earn 739 Park Points

Finance available See options

Sell or Trade-in

Looking to trade in your photo equipment? Get a quote now!

We Love

  • Compact and lightweight ultra wide angle zoom lens for Sony full-frame mirrorless cameras which accepts filters
  • High quality results from a portable lens, which features a constant fixed aperture for control over depth of field
  • Ideal zoom for a number of subjects from landscape photography and cityscapes, to interiors and travel
  • Close 15cm minimum focusing distance allows you to capture exaggerated perspectives and large foreground elements
  • Capture beautiful 10-point sunstars from bright light sources, adding another creative element to your shots
Reasons to buy from Park Cameras

Laowa 12-24mm f/5.6 Zoom Lens for Sony FE Summary

With an ultra wide 84° to 121.9° angle of view, the Laowa 12-24mm f/5.6 Zoom Lens for Sony FE delivers excellent results for a variety of subjects from interiors and architecture to landscapes and travel. The compact zoom lens is designed for full-frame mirrorless cameras and features a constant f/5.6 aperture for control over depth of field. A close 15cm minimum focusing distance lets you compose dynamic shots with exaggerated perspectives and large foreground elements for interest.

Despite packing a number of advanced features and high quality optical design, the Laowa 12-24mm f/5.6 Zoom Lens for Sony cameras measures just 84mm long and weighs a hair under 500g. You can also thread lens filters using the convenient 77mm filter thread, even with the hood attached. When shooting into light sources you can achieve sharp 10-point sunstars creating dramatic lighting effects and the front element is coated with Laowa’s protective Frog eye coat.

Key Features

  • Ultra wide 12mm to 24mm zoom range with 84° to 121.9° angle of view
  • Designed for full-frame Sony mirrorless cameras
  • Constant aperture throughout the range
  • Close 15cm minimum focusing distance from sensor plane
  • Compact ⌀69.4 x 84mm and lightweight 497g design
  • 77mm filter thread with the lens hood
  • 10-point sunstars
  • Protective Frog eye front element coating

Laowa 12-24mm f/5.6 Zoom Lens for Sony FE in More Detail

Ultra wide angle zoom range

With a 12-24mm zoom range, this versatile Laowa lens is ideal for landscape photography and travel, allowing photographers to frame epic compositions and capture the grand scene with ease. Whether shooting tight interior spaces or a vast view, you can now compose shots with flexibility and portability from this compact Sony E mount lens.

Constant fixed aperture

Despite its small physical size, the Laowa 12-24mm f/5.6 Lens offers a constant fixed f/5.6 aperture throughout the zoom range. This provides good control over depth of field when changing focal lengths. When combined with the extremely close 15cm minimum focusing distance, It can create some really interesting shots with shallow DoF and large foreground subjects.

Compact and lightweight design for portability

The Laowa zoom is compact, measuring ⌀69.4 x 84mm and weighs 497g. This allows you to bring a versatile ultra wide option for landscapes, travel and when capturing cityscape shots, without carting too much extra weight around. This is also beneficial when handholding the lens, although many photographers will no doubt shoot with a tripod where possible.

The compact nature of this zoom also provides a convenient 77mm filter thread, which allows you to add polariser filters as well as square filter systems from LEE or Cokin filters. These are often considered essential when capturing landscapes, seascapes and similar subjects where you need to control light and reflections.

10-point Sunstars

With a 5-bladed aperture design, which is found in many Laowa lenses, this 12-24mm f/5.6 Zoom Lens for Sony captures beautiful 10-point sunstars from any bright light source.

Laowa Frog Eye Coating (FEC)

A water and dust repelling Frog Eye coat on the front element adds a layer of protection from the elements and helps to keep your shots clean.

High quality optical design

Laowa’s optical design renders good sharpness and detail across the frame and throughout the zoom range. The overall design includes 15 elements in 11 groups, with 2 aspherical elements and 3 ED elements, which deliver great results in a compact, manual zoom.

Sample Images


©Tristan Todd


©Sabine Weise


©Alberto Ghizzi Panizza


©Alberto Ghizzi Panizza


Focal Length 12-24mm
Aperture 5.6
Auto Aperture /
Angle of view 84° – 121.9°
Format Capability Full Frame
Focus Manual
Lens structure 15 elements in 11 groups
Aperture blades 5
Min Focus distance 0.15m
Filter thread ø77mm
Weight About 497g
Offers: N/A
Offer Category: N/A
Offer Product Type: N/A
Autofocus: N/A
Aperture ring: N/A
Constant Aperture: Yes
Lens CIPA Image stabilization rating: N/A
Colour: N/A
Diameter (mm): N/A
Length (mm): N/A
Weight (g): N/A
Distance scale: N/A
DoF scale: N/A
Elements: N/A
Environmental Sealing: N/A
Focus distance limiter: N/A
Focal length: 12-24 mm
Focus method: N/A
Filter Thread: N/A
Full time manual: N/A
Groups: N/A
Hood supplied: N/A
Lens Image stabilization: N/A
Lens mount: N/A
Lens Materials: N/A
Maximum focal length: 24
Maximum magnification: N/A
Maximum aperture (number): N/A
Maximum aperture (text): N/A
Max Format size: N/A
Minimum focal length: 12
Lens Minimum focus distance (m): 0.15
Minimum aperture (number): N/A
Minimum aperture (text): N/A
Motor type: N/A
Number of diaphragm blades: 5
Power zoom: N/A
Special elements / coatings: N/A
Tripod collar: N/A
Lens type: N/A
Wide/Tele: N/A
Lens Level: N/A
Best For: N/A
Best For Holiday and Landscape: Yes
Best For Interior and Architecture: Yes
Best For Fashion and Portrait: N/A
Best For Macro and Still Life: Yes
Best For Astro: Yes
Best For Street: Yes
Best For Wildlife and Sport: N/A
Zoom lock: N/A
Zoom method: N/A
Notes: N/A

Thinking of choosing finance?

Finance is a great way to spread the cost of your purchase. To make it easy we’ve teamed up with Deko whose technology lets you apply for and complete a loan application quickly, easily and informatively.

Deko is a credit broker, not a lender. Deko’s secure technology helps put you in touch with lenders whose finance options are best suited for you and your purchase.

Simply add the items you love to your basket. Once you are at the checkout select the finance option that suits you and choose Deko. The quick application form is simple and should take no more than a couple of minutes to complete and you will receive a decision instantly. Easy!

Use our finance calculator to check the impact of various loan values, terms and interest rates on the total amount you need to pay and the monthly repayments.

Representative example:

Buy a £1,200.00 camera and pay a 10% deposit of £120. You'll borrow £1,080 over 24 months with an annual interest rate of 17.9% (fixed) and monthly repayments of £53.18. The total amount payable will be £1,396.33 17.9% APR Representative.

  • Finance Term :

  • Deposit :

Your Finance Illustration:

  • Monthly Payment


  • Cash Price


  • Deposit to Pay


  • Loan Amount


  • Loan Repayment


  • Cost of Loan


  • Total Amount Payable

    £ 0

  • Number of Monthly Payments

  • APR

    % APR representative

Check your eligibility

You will only be considered for finance if you:

  • Are at least 18 years old
  • You have a gross annual income each year of more than £5,000
  • Are a permanent UK resident and have lived in the UK for at least 3 years
  • Have a UK bank account capable of accepting Direct Debits
  • You are not currently bankrupt, subject to an Individual Voluntary Agreement (IVA), or have any County Court Judgments (CCJs)
  • Provide an email address so your documentation can be emailed to you.
Dekopay logo

Please note that, due to calculations, your monthly repayment may differ very slightly from what you were expecting. Please check your monthly repayment figure before proceeding

Missed or late payments will result in fees and additional interest on your loan and can also affect your credit file and your ability to obtain credit in the future.

Credit is subject to status, UK only, 18+

Park Cameras Limited is a credit broker, not a lender and is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FRN 720279). We do not charge you for credit broking services. We will introduce you exclusively to finance products provided by Duologi.

The Deko platform is provided by Pay4Later Ltd, t/a Deko which acts as a credit broker, not a lender and does not charge you for credit broking services. Pay4Later Limited is registered in England and Wales (company number 06447333) and is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (register number 728646). For more information please go to or visit

Find out more about paying with finance here and Deko terms here

Looking to sell your Laowa 12-24mm f/5.6 Zoom Lens for Sony FE?

Our Verdict

When you’re hiking to capture landscapes, travelling or exploring city streets this 12-24mm f/5.6 Zoom lens for Sony FE from Laowa comes into its own. It is compact and lightweight despite offering an ultra wide angle zoom range and brings a number of useful features for photographers who shoot wide angle subjects. These include a fixed constant aperture for depth of field control, as well as an extremely close minimum focus distance of just 15cm from the sensor. This allows for dynamic compositions with large foreground elements and exaggerated perspectives.

A quality optical design includes a number of special lens elements which reduce aberrations and artefacts while rendering good levels of detail, with sharpness visible across the frame. A 5-bladed aperture design renders striking 10-point sunstars, furthering the ability to push your creativity with this lens.

Laowa included their Frog Eye coating to combat dirt and moisture from the front element and the ultra wide zoom benefits from the ability to screw-in 77mm filters and filter systems, which is extremely beneficial in particular situations. If you enjoy shooting deliberately with a manual lens and want to push your wide angle creative shots to the limit, this is a strong third party option for Sony creators.

Would you like to give any feedback about this page?

Complete our feedback form

Writing your review

Added to basket


Condition guide

Our used products are subject to wear and tear in comparison to brand new products. This also applies to accessories that are supplied with the camera including batteries which may have a lower optimum performance level/life expectancy.

  • 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.

Used team

Peace of mind with our 6 month warranty

This product has been thoroughly tested by our team of photographers and we are happy to give a 6 month warranty as a result. The number of tests depends on the individual product but we are confident in this product having tested all the major functions. Anything that isn’t as you would expect, we then make a note of and show this in the condition notes on the page.

So you can be confident you are buying a great piece of kit that’s been looked after by a fellow photographer and seen many extraordinary sights, tested by our team of photographers and now looking forward to being set free to capture more great images!

Trade in your old equipment

Fast and easy trade in service ensures your old gear is collected efficiently and you are paid quickly! It's very simple to trade in your unwanted photography gear. Just head over to our dedicated Sell or Part Exchange page, fill out the details, and we'll get back to you with an offer for your old gear. Take the cash, or put it towards the cost of your new gear. It's up to you! Find out more

sign up to the newsletter

Keep up to date on the latest photography news, events and offers. Sign up now

follow us on social media