The Laowa 10-18mm f/four.5-5.6 FE zoom lens is the most up-to-date in the rising lineup of Zero-D lenses from Venus Optics.
This new optic will be offered for Sony’s assortment of total-body mirrorless cameras like the Alpha A7 III, while versions for Canon’s new RF mount (EOS R) and Nikon’s new Z mount (Z6 and Z7) will be coming quickly.
Regardless of the severe viewing angle, Venus Optics has managed to design and style the Laowa 10-18mm f/four.5-5.6 FE to be just 70cm huge and 90cm very long, while it weighs just 496g.
The lens design and style is manufactured up of 14 components in 10 groups, which involves two aspherical components and one excess-reduced dispersion aspect, which Venus Optics states will lower distortions and chromatic aberrations, while delivering excellent optical overall performance from corner to corner.
The lens features a modest 5-blade aperture diaphragm, but there is a reason for this, as it can be designed to produce a nicely-outlined, sharp and cleanse 10-stroke sunstars result (often referred to as a starburst).
A wonderful contact is that the rear of the lens has a 37mm filter thread for including filters, while Laowa has formulated a magnetic front filter holder to in shape 100mm-huge slot-in filters.
The lens is at present offered for pre-buy priced at $849 (about £660 or AU$1,two hundred), with the very first fifty pre-orders by means of Laowa’s internet site getting a free 100mm magnetic filter holder system.