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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.

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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.

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