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10-18mm F4-F5.6 Laowa Zoom
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    Laowa 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 FE Zoom

    This lens is currently the widest zoom lens available for Sony full frame E-mount cameras.

    Designed primarily for travel photography, Venus optics have managed to compress the size to smallest in its class, less than 10 inch (<10cm) and only 1.1 pounds (<500g). The 102° (18mm) to 130° (10mm) angle of view provides flexibility for photographers to compose landscape or architecture photos with ease. The lens houses with 14 elements in 10 groups with 2 aspherical elements & 1 extra-low dispersion element to deliver exceptional performance. It can focus as close as 15cm for some mini-macro shooting. A rear filter slot is included to fit with 37mm filter.

    Click/clickless aperture can be toggled by the switch on the lens barrel.

    All four lenses will be available for trial at Venus Optics’ booth (T225) in Beijing P&E Imaging fair during 3rd-6th May 2019. They are expected to be shipped in mid/late 2018.

  • Preorders are delayed, actual availability will be only late 2018.

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  • Available for preorder

    UK Optics are pleased to announce the new Laowa 10-18mm F4.5-5.6 Full Frame Zoom lens for Sony FE Cameras.

    This is the widest zoom lens available for Sony full frame FE- mount cameras available right now. Designed primarily for travel and reportage photography, Laowa have produced the smallest lens in its class at just 910mm in length and 70mm in diameter and weighing a meager 496 grams makes this lens very convenient to carry just about anywhere.

    With no electronic connections. It can also be used on Sony's smaller APS-C sized sensors cameras, still giving a wide focal length of 15-27mm equivalent.

    As well as being a very capable performer, the lens has a straight 5 bladed aperture, carefully chosen to offer a pleasant 10-points sunstars rendering, making it an excellent tool for nightscape photography. Short focusing distance as close as 15cm (which is about the closest in its class) for some mini- macro shooting possibilities.

    The all metal barrel of the lens houses 14 elements in 10 groups with one extra-low dispersion element and two aspherical elements to deliver exceptional optical quality and performance. The angle of view is 102-130 degrees with internal manual focus which means the front element does not rotate. A rear filter slot is included to fit 37mm filters or an optional filter holder is available for 100mm wide filters (such as Gradient /ND Grads, or other 100mm filters). For Cinematic uses the aperture ring can be switched to de-clicked silent control of the aperture’s, the minimum aperture is F:22.

    With a high quality chromium FE mount to ensure a solid coupling between the camera body and the lens.

    MSRP will be £899 and stock is due at the end of November 2018.

  • Japan shipping date and price

    • December 21 shipping start
    • Expected market price is 112,500 yen, excluding tax.

    Special magnet filter holder

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  • Venus Optics announce 2 new Laowa wide angle lenses for Nikon Z & Canon RF cameras

    Venus Optics, the camera lenses manufacturer who had previously launched a number of unique Laowa camera lenses, are proud to introduce the the Nikon Z & Canon RF mount to the world’s widest rectilinear f/2 lens (Laowa 15mm f/2 Zero-D) and the world’s widest zoom lens (Laowa 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6).

    Laowa 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 Zoom (Nikon Z mount only)

    Laowa 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 Zoom lens is currently the widest full frame zoom lens in the market.

    The 102° (18mm) to 130° (10mm) FoV provides a great deal of flexibility for photographers to compose landscape or architecture photos with ease. The one-of-a-kind 130° FoV also helps photographers to realize many formerly impossible shots.

    Similar to the Sony E-mount variant (released a few months ago), Venus Optics have managed to compress the size of this new Nikon Z variant to the smallest in its class, measuring approximately 3.5 inches (~9cm) long and weighing only 1.1 lbs (<500g) with a lens diameter of 70mm. It also incorporates a 5 straight blade aperture to deliver a sharp, clean, well-defined 10-point sunstars. The lens houses with 14 elements in 10 groups with 2 aspherical elements & 1 extra-low dispersion element. It comes with an excellent close up performance and is able to focus as close as 6” from the sensor. A rear 37mm filter thread is included to fit with 37mm UV/ND filter.

    Venus Optics have NO plans to launch Canon R mount for Laowa 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6.

    Availability

    The new variants of Laowa 15mm f/2 Zero-D & Laowa 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 are currently available to order and ship in the official website of Venus Optics (http://www.venuslens.net/) and their authorized resellers. Recommended Retail Price in US (without tax) is USD 849/pc for both lenses. Pricing may vary in different countries.