Venus Optics has announced the Laowa 12-24mm f/5.6 C-Dreamer lens for Sony E mount. The US price for this lens is $649. Laowa Lenses are sold at Adorama and B&H.
The 12-24mm f/5.6 zoom is an ultra-wide zoom lens designed for mirrorless cameras. With an angle of view from 84° to 121°, the lens can be very useful for multiple scenarios. It also has a fixed f/5.6 maximum aperture throughout the whole zoom range which gives the photographer much greater control over the photo. The lens is relatively lightweight in its class. It is compressed to be around 3.3″/ 84mm long and weighs about 1.09lbs/ 497g. The lens is also compatible with 77mm filters (With the lens hood) and has a 15cm close-focusing distance. Easily creating interesting shots with good background separation. Like many of the Laowa lenses, this wide-angle lens also renders stunning 10-point sunstars.
Laowa 12-24mm f/5.6 Zoom Lens Technical Specifications
|Format Compatibility||Full Frame|
|Angle of view||84° – 121.9°|
|Lens structure||15 elements in 11 groups
(2 aspherical elements, 3 ED elements)
|Min. Focusing distance||15cm|
|Focus mode||Manual (MF)|
|Dimensions||About ø69.4mm*84mm (M)
|Weight||About 497g (with no hood or front/rear caps)|
|Mount||Leica M / Sony E / Nikon Z / Canon RF|
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