Earlier this year, Laowa announced the 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 for Sony E-mount. And now it’s finally here: the widest zoom lens for full-frame Sony cameras is ready for preorders. We bring you more details and some sample images taken with the new addition to the Laowa family.
The Laowa 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 is designed primarily with travel photography in mind. Because of this, this lens is the smallest in its class: less than 9.1 cm long and weighs 496g (1.1lb).
The angle of view is from 102° (18mm) to 130° (10mm), which landscape or architecture photographers will find useful. According to Venus Optics, the company has re-designed the aperture system “to produce the best sun-star renderings among all UWA lenses in the market.”
Here are the full specs:
|Focal Length||10 – 18mm|
|Max. Aperture||f/4.5 – 5.6|
|Angle of View||102° – 130°|
|Format Compatibility||Full Frame|
|Lens Structure||14 elements in 10 groups|
|Min. Focusing Distance||150mm|
|Max. Magnification||1 : 4|
|Focus Mode||Manual Focus|
|Filter Thread||37mm (Rear filter thread)|
|Dimensions||70 x 90.9 mm|
And here are some sample images and a video:
The Laowa 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 costs $849, and for now, it’s available only for preorders. But the shipping begins fairly soon too: early December 2018.
[via Photo Rumors]