Laowa 9mm f/2.8 Zero-D Review

November 12, 2018 | Mark Goldstein |

Laowa 9mm f/2.8 Zero-D Sharpness at 9mm

Our sharpness tests were conducted using a Fujifilm X-T3 camera mounted on a tripod. The camera’s shutter release was also set on a timer-delay to avoid any possible camera shake. The test subject was shot using ambient lighting, hence some colour and contrast variation is to be expected between apertures.

The full frameThe full frame at 9mm

Both centre and corner sharpness are impressively high wide-open at f/2.8 and outstanding between f/4-f/8. At f/11 sharpness starts to fall off a litte, becoming progressively worse at f/16-f/22.

Aperture Centre Crop Edge Crop
f/2.8 f2_8.jpg f2_8.jpg
f/4 f4.jpg f4.jpg
f/5.6 f5_6.jpg f5_6.jpg
f/8 f8.jpg f8.jpg
f/11 f11.jpg f11.jpg
f/16 f16.jpg f16.jpg
f/22 f22.jpg f22.jpg