Venus Optics Laowa 12-24mm f/5.6 C-Dreamer Lens Announced

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.   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
Focal length 12-24mm
Max. Aperture f/5.6
Angle of view 84° – 121.9°
Lens structure 15 elements in 11 groups 

(2 aspherical elements, 3 ED elements)

Aperture blades 5
Min. Focusing distance 15cm
Max. Magnification 0.4
Focus mode Manual (MF)
Filter thread ø77mm
Dimensions About ø69.4mm*84mm (M)
ø69.4mm*91.6mm (R)
ø69.4mm*93.6mm (E)
ø69.4mm*95.6mm (Z)
Weight About 497g (with no hood or front/rear caps)
Mount Leica M / Sony E / Nikon Z / Canon RF

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