Venus Optics officially announces Laowa 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 FE Zoom lens. Designed primarily for travel photography, this is currently the widest zoom lens available for Sony full frame E-mount cameras.
The 102° (18mm) to 130° (10mm) angle of view provides flexibility for photographers to compose landscape or architecture photos with ease. The lens houses with 14 elements in 10 groups with 2 aspherical elements & 1 extra-low dispersion element to deliver exceptional performance. It can focus as close as 15cm for some mini-macro shooting. A rear filter slot is included to fit with 37mm filter. Click/clickless aperture can be toggled by the switch on the lens barrel. A 5-blade aperture design renders a pleasing and clean sunstar.
This is one of the 8 new Laowa lenses introduced at Photokina 2018 event. The price of the Laowa 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 FE Zoom is $849. Check pre-orders at Adorama and B&H. The full frame lens will also be available in Canon R / Nikon Z mounts in a few months period.
Laowa 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 FE Zoom Lens Specifications
|Max. Aperture||f/4.5 (10mm) – f/5.6 (18mm)|
|Angle of View||102° (18mm) – 130°e (10mm)|
|Format Compatibility||Full Frame|
|Lens Structure||14 elements in 10 groups|
|Min. Focusing Distance||15cm|
|Filter solutions||– Rear filter thread (37mm)
– 100mm Magnetic Filter Holder System (3pcs
Canon R (Coming soon), Nikon Z (Coming soon)
Venus Optics Laowa 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 FE Zoom lens focal length comparison
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