Lomography Atoll Ultra-Wide 2.8/17 Art lens that launched on Kickstarter today. Lomography has opened up the crowdfunding campaign and the Atoll Ultra-Wide 17mm f/2.8 Art Lens for full-frame mirrorless camera systems. Here are the details:
The fully-manual lens is constructed of sandblasted, anodized aluminum and its optical design consist of 13 elements in 10 groups and offers a 103-degree field of view on full-frame cameras. The lens has an aperture range of F2.8 through F22, and uses an eight-blade aperture diaphragm.
The lens is Leica M-mount native, but also works with Canon RF, Nikon Z and Sony E mount camera systems when used with Lomography’s ‘close-up lens base,’ which is effectively an M-mount to RF/Z/E mount adapter. The Leica M mount version has a minimum focusing distance of 25cm (9.8”) while the RF/Z/E mount versions have a minimum focusing distance of 10cm (4”) since the ‘close-up lens base’ effectively works as an extender. The Leica M mount version also features a rangefinder coupling for an optimal user experience.
Lomography Launches Atoll Ultra-Wide 17mm f/2.8 Art Lens Specifications
- Focal Length: 17 mm
- Format Coverage: 35 mm/ full-frame
- Field of View: 103º
- Lotus Lens Hood: Yes
- Lens Construction: 13 multicoated elements, 10 groups
- Focusing: Manual
- Closest Focus Distance: 0.1 m (Canon RF, Nikon Z, Sony E), 0.25 m (M)
- Maximum Aperture: f/2.8
- Aperture Construction: 8 blades, f/2.8 – f/22
- Aperture Ring: Dampened
- Depth of Field Scale: Yes
- Mount: Canon RF, Nikon Z, Sony E (with close-up lens base) & M (native)
- Electronic Contacts: No
- M Mount Rangefinder Coupling: Yes
- M Mount Frameline: 28 mm
- External Optical Viewfinder: Yes
- Materials: Sandblasted anodized aluminum
- Dimensions (including lotus lens hood and close-up lens base): 87 mm (Canon RF), 91 mm (Nikon Z), 89 mm (Sony E), ø73 mm × 79 mm (M)
From the press release:
“With the Atoll Ultra-Wide Art Lens comes a whole new way to see the world. With an extraordinarily expansive field of view, the Lomography Atoll Ultra-Wide Art Lens lets you get impossibly close to your subject, whilst also capturing the action all around them in jaw-dropping detail for eye-catching, inspiring, immersive photography and film.
The Lomography Atoll Ultra-Wide Art Lens is now available on Kickstarter with a one-time rock-bottom offer of 150 USD off its retail price for the first 24 hours.
Delivery will start in August 2021.
Now on Kickstarter from 399 USD
Estimated retail price from 549 USD
Get intrepid: designed for full-frame mirrorless Canon RF/ Nikon Z/ Sony E cameras and rangefinder coupled for M mount analogue and digital cameras, external viewfinder included
Stay extra: impressive ultra-wide 103º field of view with minimal distortion, vibrant colors and strong contrast.
Go bold: closest focusing distance of 0.1 m with Canon RF, Nikon Z, Sony E cameras and 0.25 m with M mount cameras.
Be brave: enhanced rectilinear optic design for eye-popping colors and stunning saturation even in low-light situations.
Roam free: compact prime lens optimized for photo and video with helicoid focusing mechanism, dampened aperture control ring and short focus throw.”