Laowa 10-18mm: widest ever zoom for Sony full-frame mirrorless cameras

Laowa 10-18mm FE f/4.5-5.6

Laowa's record-breaking 10-18mm FE f/4.5-5.6 will be on sale in time before Black Friday – and at a price that makes superwide shooting a viable option for most Sony camera users. The lens rightly claims to be the widest ever zoom produced for the Sony full-frame E-mount - and offers an incredible 130° angle of view, giving it particular appeal for shooting architecture and interiors. 

It has a rectinlinear (non-fisheye) optical design which attempts to keep distortion to a bare minimum, despite the extra wide coverage.

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Chris George

Chris George has worked on Digital Camera World since its launch in 2017. He has been writing about photography, mobile phones, video making and technology for over 30 years – and has edited numerous magazines including PhotoPlus, N-Photo, Digital Camera, Video Camera, and Professional Photography. 

His first serious camera was the iconic Olympus OM10, with which he won the title of Young Photographer of the Year - long before the advent of autofocus and memory cards. Today he uses a Nikon D800, a Fujifilm X-T1, a Sony A7, and his iPhone 15 Pro Max.

He has written about technology for countless publications and websites including The Sunday Times Magazine, The Daily Telegraph, Dorling Kindersley, What Cellphone, T3 and Techradar.