Laowa 10-18mm f/4.5 - 5.6 Zoom - Leica L

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Key Features

  • Ultra Wide Zoom Lens
  • Leica L Mount
  • Full frame compatible
  • Compact and lightweight
  • Selectable Click / Clickless aperture
  • Great optical performance
  • Straight 5 Blade aperture for 10 point sunstars
  • 15cm close focus

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Product Description

The Laowa 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 Zoom Lens for Leica L is a full frame compatible ultra wide angle zoom lens. Compatible with any Leica-L mount cameras such as the Panasonic S series, Leica SL series, and Sigma fp cameras. Currently it is the World’s Widest Ultra-Wide Angle zoom lens, and offers an impressive angle of view of 102 - 130 degrees. The Laowa 10-18mm is a full manual lens, (including manual focus) with no electronic connections. It can also be used on Leica's smaller APS-C sized sensors cameras, still giving a wide focal length of 15-27mm equivalent.

Compact & relatively lightweight at 496g, making the Laowa a great travel friendly lens for Full frame Sony shooters. The Laowa offers a super wide perspective,for producing very wide and open perspective whilst delivering great sharpness for a wide angle zoom lens. Lens design is 14 elements in 10 groups with 2 Aspherical elements and an Extra Low Dispersion element to provide the maximum optical performance throughout the zoom range.

Due to the compact design, the Laowa 10-18mm offers versatile options for filters users which will be a welcome relief for many landscape photographers. Filter options include a rear 37mm slot for UV / ND filters.

As well as being a very capable performer, the lens has a straight 5 bladed aperture, carefully chosen to offer a pleasant 10-points sunstars rendering, making it an excellent tool for nightscape photography. Short focusing distance as close as 15cm (which is about the closest in its class) for some mini-macro shooting possibilities

Easy conversion between photo and video mode with a selectable Click to clickless aperture design makes the lens appealing to photographers and videographers alike. The Click / clickless aperture can be toggled by the switch on the lens barrel which allows users to quickly switch between click-less and clicked aperture.


Focal Length: 10-18mm
Format Compatiblity: Leica L
Max. Aperture: f/4.5- f/5.6
Max. Aperture: f/22
Angle of View: 102 - 130 degrees
Lens Construction: 14 elements in 10 groups, (2 Aspherical elements, 1 Extra Low Dispersion element)
Aperture Blades: 5 (straight)
Min. Focus Distance: 15cm
Max. Magnification: 0.25x
Focus Mode: Manual Focus
Dimensions: 70mm diameter x 87mm length
Weight: 496g
Filter Size: Filter Thread 37mm rear filter
Lens Hood: Built in.
  • Barcode: 49809
  • UPC Barcode: 6940486701715
  • Supplier Code: VE1018L