Venus Optics Laowa 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 FE Zoom (for Sony E)

Venus Optics Laowa 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 FE Zoom (for Sony E)

Specifications

Venus Optics
Laowa 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 FE Zoom
(for Sony E)
2018-04-20
Yes
979 €
$849+VAT
496 gr.
70 x 70 x 91 mm.
filter is rear, available (not included) also 100mm magnetic front filter holder
FE
Full frame / 1.00x
Yes
10-18 mm.
10-18 mm.
1.80x
No
No / n.a.

Aperture

f/4.5
f/5.6
5
Yes
Yes
No

Focus

No
Yes
Direct
Yes
15 cm.
0.25x (35mm. equiv)

Build

No
14/10
2 aspherical,1 extra low dispersion
37 mm.
No
No
 
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  • Dustin Abbott
    I view this lens as being for two particular different kinds of photographers: travel photographers who would like to have a dramatic perspective but don’t want their wide-angle lens to dominate their bag, who values being able to capture unique, creative images that the average photography cannot [...] It isn’t a cheap little lens that you might buy on a whim. It doesn’t optically excel at anything but being wide.
  • Sony Alpha Blog
    Overall this is a OK lens if you use it on a 24Mpix like the A7III but the 42Mpix of the A7RIII can’t be resolved in the corners.
    The goal of this lens is to be versatile and affordable more than to be a top performer at all focal lengths. If you want the best ultra wide zoom the Sony FE 12-24mm F4 G, is still the king but at the double of the price of the Laowa.
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