The new Laowa 8-16mm f3.5-5 Zoom CF lens is a compact, ultra-wide angle zoom lens for Sony E, Fujifilm X, Nikon Z and Canon RF and EF-M cameras.

The new Laowa 8-16mm f3.5-5 Zoom CF lens. (Source: Venus Optics.)

With an angle of view spanning from 82.8 degrees to 120.9 degrees, this lens opens up new prospects for capturing expansive scenes and provides expanded perspectives for APS-C users. Its optical design consists of 16 elements in 12 groups and includes two aspherical and two ED elements. The unusual 5-bladed iris diaphragm can create interesting 10-pointed sunstars and the lens features well-controlled optical distortion and close focusing to within 20 cm of subjects. What sets this lens apart is its lightweight and compact design, with an overall weight of just 463 grams. Its small size paired with such a wide angle makes it a perfect companion for travel and on-the-go photography. It accepts 86 mm diameter screw-in filters. For videographers, the lens features an aperture ring de-clicking option, ensuring smooth and seamless aperture adjustments during video shooting.

The Laowa 8-16mm f/3.5-5 Zoom CF lens is currently available for purchase at an affordable price of US$549. Click here to visit the product page.