Venus Optics launches Laowa 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6, the widest zoom lens for Sony E-mount

Oct 26, 2018

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Dunja Djudjic is a multi-talented artist based in Novi Sad, Serbia. With 15 years of experience as a photographer, she specializes in capturing the beauty of nature, travel, and fine art. In addition to her photography, Dunja also expresses her creativity through writing, embroidery, and jewelry making.

Venus Optics launches Laowa 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6, the widest zoom lens for Sony E-mount

Oct 26, 2018

Dunja Djudjic

Dunja Djudjic is a multi-talented artist based in Novi Sad, Serbia. With 15 years of experience as a photographer, she specializes in capturing the beauty of nature, travel, and fine art. In addition to her photography, Dunja also expresses her creativity through writing, embroidery, and jewelry making.

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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
Aperture Blades 5
Min. Focusing Distance 150mm
Max. Magnification 1 : 4
Focus Mode Manual Focus
Filter Thread 37mm (Rear filter thread)
Dimensions 70 x 90.9 mm
Weight 496g
Mounts Sony FE

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]

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Dunja Djudjic

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Dunja Djudjic is a multi-talented artist based in Novi Sad, Serbia. With 15 years of experience as a photographer, she specializes in capturing the beauty of nature, travel, and fine art. In addition to her photography, Dunja also expresses her creativity through writing, embroidery, and jewelry making.

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