Venus Optics Announces Laowa 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 FE Zoom Lens Price & Availability

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Venus Optics Laowa 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 FE Zoom Lens is available for pre-order now for $849 – the first 50 orders through Venus Optic’s webstore will get a 100mm Magnetic Filter Holder System for FREE.

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Anhui China, Oct 26, 2018 – Venus Optics, the camera lenses manufacturer specializes in making unique camera lenses, unveil the pricing and availability of the world’s widest full frame lens, Laowa 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 FE Zoom lens.

In response to the demand from mirrorless camera shooters of having a compact wide angle zoom, Venus Optics have managed to compress the size of the 10-18mm FE Zoom to the smallest in its class, measuring approximately 3.5 inches (~9cm) long and weighing only 17.5 ounces (<500g) with a lens diameter of 70mm. It is a welcome relief for landscape, adventure or travel photographers that are traveling over long distances and struggling to find a compact wide angle zoom to pair up with their cameras.

In additional to the extreme compact size and lightweight body, the 102° (18mm) to 130° (10mm) FoV provides a great deal of flexibility for photographers to compose landscape or architecture photos with ease. The ultra-wide 130° FoV also realizes many impossible shots.


130° Ultra Wide angle of view

Sunstar rendering has long been considered as one of the most critical element for UWA lenses. Venus Optics have re-engineered the design of the aperture and incorporated a 5 straight blade aperture to deliver a sharp, clean, well-defined 10-point sunstars. It adds an aesthetic feel into the photos when composing with the sun or other light sources.


10-Point Sunstars

Despite having a compact lens body, the 10-18mm FE Zoom still offers an exceptionally high resolution across the frames at all apertures. It houses with 14 elements in 10 groups with 2 aspherical elements & 1 extra-low dispersion element. It also comes with an excellent close up performance. It can focus as close as 15cm (0.5 feet) and deliver a 0.25x magnification for some mini-macro shooting.

Venus Optics truly understands that filter is essential to produce an impressive landscape photo. The new 10-18mm FE Zoom is carefully designed with 2 filter solutions available. A rear filter thread is included at the back of the lens to fit with 37mm UV/ND filter. A custom designed 100mm-wide magnetic filter holder system is developed to fit a maximum of three 100mm-wide filters with no vignetting when rotated at any angles.


Rear 37mm filter thread


Magnetic Filter Holder for 100mm-wide filters

The lens also incorporates a switch to toggle the click/clickless aperture for videography.

Pricing & Availability

The lens is currently available for pre-order from authorized resellers and on Venus Optics official website. First 50 orders through Venus Optic’s webstore will get a 100mm Magnetic Filter Holder System for FREE. The ex-VAT retail price is $849 USD. Pricing may vary in different countries. First shipment is expected to commence in late November.

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5 thoughts on “Venus Optics Announces Laowa 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 FE Zoom Lens Price & Availability”

      1. Ha Ha, Yep!

        I’ve been using my 18-35 f/2.8, GM for landscape and astro.

        In your opinion would I benefit from buying this 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6? I’d be using it for the same.

        Thanks in advance for your opinion.

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