Venus Optics has launched one other new Laowa lens for full-frame sensor cameras. This time, it’s a compact, but vast Fixed Aperture Zoom.
The lens provides an ultra-wide 84°-121.9° discipline of view, with a minimal focusing distance of just below six inches (15cm).
Manufactured from 15 components in 11 teams, together with 2 aspherical components and three ED components, the 12-24mm fixed F5.6 aperture zoom provides a 5-bladed iris, which creates 10-point Sunstar bokeh.
With a continuing aperture of f5.6 iris, the lens maintains a constant lens velocity up and down the focal size, giving photographers one much less factor to handle when capturing handbook. Customers can step down the lens to F22 if desired.
The 12-24mm F5.6 doesn’t benefit from the addition of Laowa’s well-liked Zero-D anti-distortion lens coatings, nevertheless, however the firm says that even with out them, the general efficiency retains distortion to an absolute minimal.
The lens does have a water and dirt repelling “Frog-eye” coating, nevertheless, for all-weather safety in opposition to the weather.
Compact and light-weight in building, the lens measures about 2.73 inches by 3.30 inches, and weighs simply over a pound (497g), making it a strong choice for runners and gunners in search of an easy-to-carry lens out within the discipline.
The filter dimension is 77mm, and in a uncommon occasion, Venus Optics has made the lens settle for screw-on filters, with an adapter ring that additionally acts as a small lens hood.
The 12-24mm F5.6 is a very handbook affair, nevertheless, with three rings for focusing, a zoom ring that’s measured in 2mm increments from 12mm-24mm, and an aperture ring that allows customers to pick out from F5.6 to F22.
The focusing ring measures in each imperial (toes) and metric ranges.
The 12-24mm F5.6 fixed aperture zoom lens is accessible for Leica M mount, Sony E mount, Nikon Z mount, and Canon RF mount platforms.
The retail worth is listed at $649 for many mounts, with the Leica M mount getting a $50 bump to $699 as a result of … effectively, it’s Leica.
Obtainable for buy by way of Venus Optics’ official web site and licensed resellers like B&H and Adorama.
[source: Venus Optics]