The 10-18mm Laowa lens stands out from other wide-angle zoom lenses with its compact size. This robust yet “tiny” metal construction, 8 x 7 cm in size and weighing less than half a kilo, hides excellent quality optics for creative immortalization of the world around us.
The heart of the lens is 14 optical elements, arranged in 10 groups. Two aspherical lenses and one very low dispersion glass correct spherical and chromatic aberration.
The Frog Eye Coating coating, which covers the convex lens on the front of the lens, protects against blips and flares and protects the glass from dust and dirt.
The optical solutions used in the lens ensure high quality imaging both in the center of the frame and on its edges.
The field of view of the C-Dreamer Ultra Wide Zoom Laowa C-Dreamer lens covers 130° for 10 mm focal length and 102° for 18 mm focal length. This gives you the ultimate freedom to compose ultra-wide panoramic landscapes and architecture.
Specially designed aperture consisting of five simple leaves, allows you to obtain the effect of aesthetic and well outlined 10-point “stars” that appear in place of the sun or other light sources such as street lamps.
Minimal focusing distance allows to approach the photographed object at a distance of 15 cm, which at a maximum magnification of 0.25x creates interesting possibilities for macro photography and creating interesting multiplanned frames with a unique perspective.
What about filters?
Venus Optics designers have not forgotten about photographers and filmmakers who cannot imagine working without UV or ND filters. Together with the lens, a 37 mm UV filter is included in the set, which is mounted on the bayonet side.
Filters can be mounted on the front of the lens using a special magnetic adapter. The dedicated holder is designed for standard rectangular filters with a width of 100 mm.
Facilities for photographers and filmmakers
Manually focusing with this lens is a pleasure. The manual focus adjustment ring works flawlessly and with noticeable resistance. The lens is equipped with a distance scale expressed in metres and feet. You can choose between two different modes of changing the aperture. Classic – gradual – with a characteristic “click”, and the stepless mode allows for a smooth and soundless change of the aperture during filming. Switching between modes is done using a convenient and quick switch.
Classic and elegant
An additional advantage of the lens itself is its appearance. Timeless elegance, black and metal construction, meticulous finish and attention to detail provide an incredible aesthetic experience.
Step into the future
Venus Optics also remembers about the users of other systems. In the near future, C-Dreamer Ultra Wide Zoom will be available with new Canon RF and Nikon Z mountings.
Top quality at a reasonable price
When you buy a Venus Optics Laowa lens you get an innovative, high quality product that will serve you faithfully and reliably for many years and all this at an affordable price.
model: C-Dreamer Ultra Wide Zoom 10-18 mm f/4.5-5.6
Mounting: Sony E
focal length: 10-18 mm
angle of view: 102-130°
minimum aperture: f/4,6 (10 mm) – f/5,6 (18 mm)
Maximum aperture: f/22
number of aperture leaves: 5
Image coverage: full frame
optical construction: 14 elements in 10 groups
minimum sharpening distance: 15 cm
mapping scale: 0,25x
rear attachment of the filter: 37 mm
Dimensions: 8 x ⌀7 cm (without the part penetrating the camera)
weight: 496 g (without lens lenses at the front and back)
Built-in sun visor
Iris mode switch
– Venus Optics Laowa C-Dreamer 10-18 mm f/4.5-5.6 lens for Sony E
– Venus Optics Laowa Slim Air MC UV filter – 37 mm
– a decal on the front of the lens
– a decal on the back of the lens