Read the latest issue here
blank

New Laowa wide angle lenses for Nikon Z and Canon RF cameras

The Laowa 15mm f/2 is the widest f/2 lens for Nikon Z & Canon RF mount cameras, while the Laowa 10-18mm is the widest full-frame zoom lens for Nikon Z mount cameras

The Laowa 15mm f/2 Zero-D is available in both Nikon Z and Canon RF mounts. The new lens is currently the widest f/2 rectilinear native lens for full-frame mirrorless cameras. This compact and lightweight lens comprises 12 elements in nine groups, with two pieces of aspherical elements and three pieces of extra-low dispersion elements.

Photographers can also take advantage of the super-close focusing distance (less than 15.2cm from the sensor) and the f/2 aperture to create some wide angle close-up shots with pleasing bokeh.

blank

Despite the extreme specifications, Venus Optics has successfully minimised the size of the lens to only 0.5kg and 7.6cm long. The flat front surface design allows photographers to use a 72mm circular filter with ease.

Unlike the 15mm f/2, the 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 Zoom lens is only available in Nikon Z mount. It is currently the widest full-frame zoom lens in the market with a 102° (18mm) to 130° (10mm) field of view. The lens comprises of 14 elements in ten groups, with two aspherical elements and one extra-low dispersion element. It comes with a strong close-up performance and is able to focus as close as 15.2cm from the sensor.

The 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 is also compact in size, measuring 8.9cm long and weighing 0.5kg, making it the smallest in its class.

Both lenses are currently available to order and ship, with a US RRP of $849 each (without tax), though pricing may vary in different countries.

For more information, please visit Laowa’s website.

Laowa unveils super-wide, non-fisheye le...

July 24th, 2020

Chinese lens company Laowa optics has announced the world’s widest rectilinear lens for full-frame...

New 20mm from Tamron coming soon

December 19th, 2019

The Tamron 20mm f/2.8 Di III OSD M1:2 lands this month and is packed...

Laowa announces 4mm f/2.8 circular fishe...

August 22nd, 2019

The lens – designed for Micro Four Thirds sensor cameras – gives an extreme...

Fujifilm launches the FUJINON XF16mmF2.8...

February 14th, 2019

The compact, lightweight and stylish wide-angle lens is ideal for a variety of shooting...

Sign up to the newsletter!

Subscribe to the Photography News newsletter to get the latest issue of the magazine, news, special offers, occasional surveys and carefully selected partner offerings delivered direct to your inbox.

You may opt-out at any time. Terms and conditions and Privacy Policy.