Lomography has just announced the Atoll Ultra-Wide Art lens. It’s a 17mm f/2.8 lens designed for full-frame digital mirrorless cameras, as well as for rangefinder film and digital cameras. It lets you get ultra-wide shots while staying close to your subject, and it seems like an interesting lens that could take you more towards an experimental side.
The Atoll Ultra-Wide Art lens comes in mirrorless Canon RF, Nikon Z, and Sony E mounts, and M-mount for film and digital Leicas. It offers a 103º field of view, and Lomo promises minimal distortion despite the super-wide angle.
As I mention, this lens lets you get close to your subject. The closest focusing distance with Canon RF, Nikon Z, and Sony E is 0.1m, whereas the M-mount version lets you shoot up to 0.25 m from your subject. The relatively fast aperture lets you shoot in lof+w light conditions, and you can use this lens for both stills and video.
Let’s check out the specs and some more photos:
- 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 mount)
- Maximum Aperture: f/2.8
- Aperture Construction: 8 blades, f/2.8–f/22
- Aperture Ring: Dampened
- Depth of Field Scale: Yes
- Mount: M (native) & Canon RF/ Nikon Z/ Sony E (with Close-up Lens Base)
- 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)
And here are some sample photos so you get a better idea of how the lens performs:
The Lomography Atoll Ultra-Wide Art lens is currently being funded through Kickstarter, starting at $399. The estimated retail price will be $549, so this is a chance to get one with a nice discount. The lens is expected to start shipping in August 2021.