Venus Optics has announced the Laowa 8-16mm f/3.5-5 Zoom CF lens, price tag $549, for Sony E, Fujifilm X, Nikon Z, Canon RF and EF-M mounts.
The new Laowa 8-16mm f/3.5-5 Zoom CF lens is designed to provide an extensive angle of view ranging from 82.8 to 120.9 degrees for APS-C camera users. Venus Optics says lens has been specifically designed for mirrorless camera systems and offers various features that enhance its flexibility.
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The Laowa 8-16mm f/3.5-5 Zoom CF designed for capturing wide landscapes, intricate architecture and creative wide-angle portraits, and it boasts an optical distortion control.
Weighing just 463 grams, the Laowa 8-16mm f/3.5-5 Zoom CF lens’ lightweight and compact design makes it highly portable, which is also ideal for travel photography.
The new Laowa lens comes equipped with a 5-blade aperture that offers a unique 10-point Sunstar effect, adding a distinct visual element to your images. It also boasts a close focusing distance of just 20cm, which allows photographers to capture finer details at a shorter distance.
One of the standout features of Laowa 8-16mm f/3.5-5 Zoom CF lens is its 86mm filter thread, which offers photographers the flexibility to use various types of filters, including ND filters for long exposure shots and polarizers to enhance skies. It also opens up options for creative look filters.
Videographers will benefit from the Laowa 8-16mm f/3.5-5 Zoom CF lens’ aperture ring de-clicking option, which ensures smooth aperture adjustments during video shooting.
The lens’ optical structure is comprised of 16 elements in 12 groups, including two aspherical and two ED elements.
The Laowa 8-16mm f/3.5-5 Zoom CF will be available for purchase soon, but Venus Optics has not yet announced a release date.