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