Chinese lens maker Laowa has confirmed the upcoming UK launch of a 12mm f/2.8 full-frame lens.

Earlier this year, Laowa announced a 105mm f/2 portrait lens

 

The new manual focus lens is expected to be compatible with DSLRs and mirrorless models from Nikon, Canon and Pentax, as well as Sony E-mount cameras.

The 12mm f/2.8 Ultra Wide Angle lens is expected to go on sale in August at a price yet to be announced.

UK distributor UK Optics tells Amateur Photographer that it will be ‘competitively’ priced, and has released the specification below.

Laowa Zero-D 12mm f/2.8 Ultra Wideangle Lens specification:

•    Image circle: 24x36mm
•    Field of view: 121.96°
•    Optical formula: 16 elements, including 2 aspherical elements and 3 elements made of glass with anomalous dispersion, in 10 groups
•    Number of aperture blades: 7
•    Aperture range: f/2.8 – f/22
•    Manual focus
•    Minimum focusing distance: 0.18m
•    Maximum magnification: 0.2x
•    Maximum diameter: 74.8mm
•   Length: 82.2mm
•   Weight: approx 570g
•    Fittings: Canon, Nikon, Pentax, Sony E