Venus Laowa 10-18mm F4.5-5.6 FE Zoom

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Venus Laowa 10-18mm F4.5-5.6 FE Zoom

Manufacturer description: The Venus Laowa 10-18mm F4.5-5.6 FE Zoom is currently the widest zoom lens available for Sony full frame E-mount cameras. Designed primarily for travel photography, Venus optics have managed to compress the size to smallest in its class, less than 10 inch (<10cm) and only 1.1 pounds (<500g). The 102 (18mm) to 130 (10mm) angle of view provides flexibility for photographers to compose landscape or architecture photos with ease. The lens houses with 14 elements in 10 groups with 2 aspherical elements & 1 extra-low dispersion element to deliver exceptional performance. It can focus as close as 15cm for some mini-macro shooting. A rear filter slot is included to fit with 37mm filter. Click/clickless aperture can be toggled by the switch on the lens barrel.

Venus Laowa 10-18mm F4.5-5.6 FE Zoom

    Sony FE mount (covers full frame)
  • manual focus only

  • 102-130 angle of view

  • 14 elements in 10 groups, 2 aspherical, 1 low dispersion elements

  • f/4.5 to f/22, 7-blade diaphragm

  • no filter ring, integrated hood; rear filter gel holder (37mm)

  • 6 (0.15m) minimum focus, 1:4 maximum magnification ratio

  • 3.6 (90.9mm) long, 2.8 (70 mm) diameter

  • 17.5 ounces (496g) weight

  • Black, comes with lens hood

  • Announced April 20, 2018

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Specifications
Primary specifications
Max Format size 35mm FF
Focal length 10–18 mm
Image stabilization No
Lens mount Sony FE
Aperture
Maximum aperture F4.5–5.6
Minimum aperture F22
Aperture ring Yes
Number of diaphragm blades 7
Optics
Elements 14
Groups 10
Special elements / coatings 1 ED and 2 aspherical elements
Focus
Minimum focus 0.15 m (5.91)
Maximum magnification 0.25×
Autofocus No
Full time manual Yes
Focus method Internal
Distance scale Yes
DoF scale Yes
Physical
Weight 496 g (1.09 lb)
Diameter 70 mm (2.76)
Length 91 mm (3.58)
Sealing No
Filter thread 37 mm
Filter notes Rear thread
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Venus Laowa 10-18mm FE Reviewed by Gene Wright on Rating: 5