First announced earlier this year, Venus Optics has unveiled their Laowa 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 FE Zoom. Designed specifically for full frame and mirrorless camera users, this ultra wide angle lens is the darling of their latest line - with the first information about it’s pricing and availability finally being released.

Laowa 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 Zoom Lens

Laowa 10-18mm f/2.5-5.6 wide zoom lens

The Laowa 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6mm lens comes in measuring at just about 3.5 in. or 9cm long and 70mm in diameter, while being surprisingly light at 17.5 oz. Designed with landscape and architecture photo and video needs in mind, the ultra-wide lens showcases its crisp and sharp image and does well in sun and with bright light sources. With an angle of view pushing 130-degrees, it’s great for shooting wide and in close spaces.

Here’s a video showcasing the Laowa 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6mm in some timelapse action. More videos can be found here and here.

Price, Availability and Technical Details

The Laowa 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6mm zoom is expect to begin shipping in late November with Sony FE mounts, with Canon R and Nikon mount versions set to drop soon after. Prices may vary between countries, so keep a look out for exact price and shipping details here. The listed price for pre-orders is $849.

Full tech details below:

  • Format Compatibility: Full Frame
  • Focal Length: 10-18mm
  • Weight: 17.5 oz
  • Max. Aperture: f/4.5 (10mm) – f/5.6 (18mm)
  • Min. Aperture: f/22
  • Angle of View: 102-degrees (18mm) – 130-degrees (10mm)
  • Max. Magnification: 0.25x
  • Min. Focusing Distance: 15cm
  • Lens Structure: 14 elements in 10 groups Aperture Blades 5
  • Price: $849

Stay posted here on NFS for more information as the rest of the Venus Optics Laowa line drops soon.