Laowa Optics brings two full-frame lenses to Canon RF, Nikon Z mounts
Venus Optics has announced that it’s adding more mounting options for two of its full-frame mirrorless lenses: the Laowa 15mm F2 Zero-D lens and the Laowa 10-18mm F4.5-5.6 lens.
Laowa 15mm F2 ‘Zero-D’
Venus Optics claims the Laowa 15mm F2 ‘Zero-D’ is the widest F2 rectilinear native lens for full-frame mirrorless cameras. Like Laowa’s other ‘Zero-D’ lenses, the lens is designed to have minimal distortion despite its short focal length.
The Laowa 15mm F2 ‘Zero-D’ is now available for Canon’s RF mount and Nikon’s Z mount and features 12 elements in 9 groups, including two aspherical elements and three extra-low dispersion elements. It has a minimum focusing distance of 15cm (5.9in), five aperture blades (compared to the seven found in the Sony E mount version), a 72mm front filter thread, weighs 500g (1.1lbs) and measures just 82mm (3.3in) long. The new models also feature the same ability to de-click the aperture ring.
The Canon RF and Nikon Z mount versions of this lens retail for the same $849 price point as their Sony E mount counterpart and are available to purchase through Laowa’s website.
Laowa 10-18mm F4.5-5.6 Zoom
In continuing on with its world-record claims, Venus Optics says the Laowa 10-18mm F4.5-5.6 Zoom is ‘currently the widest full frame zoom lens in the market’ and is ‘the smallest in its class.’ Interestingly, this particular lens has only been adapted for Nikon’s Z mount—not Canon’s RF mount.
The Laowa 10-18mm F4.5-5.6 Zoom is constructed of 14 elements in 10 groups, including two aspherical elements and one extra-low dispersion element. It has a minimum focusing distance of 15cm (5.9in), five aperture blades, a 37mm rear filter thread, weighs 500g (1.1lbs) and measures 87mm (3.7in) long. Like its Sony E mount counterpart, it too has the ability to de-click the aperture ring.
Below is a little sample video shot with the lens on a Nikon Z7 camera:
The Nikon Z mount version retails for $849, the same as the Sony E mount model. It’s available to purchase on Laowa’s website.