Lomography has surprised us once again. This time it has presented an ultra wide-angle lens based on the Neptune System.
In the middle of 2017, Lomography presented the Neptune system, which is based on the almost 200 year-old project of a French optician, Charles Chevalier. The basis of the whole construction is the module with aperture, focus ring, and mount with 3 lenses, to which we can connect various front optical elements. Thanks to this solution, the system is more convenient and compact.
1). Lomography Naiad 15mm f/3.8
Lomography Naiad 15mm f/3.8 consists of 9 elements, placed in 7 groups. As the producer assures, the lenses have been made of high quality optical glass and they are supposed to ensure the sharpness of image and faithful color reproduction. In addition, the lens is equipped with f/3.8 aperture, which can be closed up to f/22. The minimum focus distance is merely 1cm.
The latest lens is, of course, manual and it is not equipped with any contacts. It has been designed having in mind full-frame reflex cameras of Canon, Nikon and Pentax, but it, of course, works with APS-C sensors.
An interesting solution used in the lens is a sun shield, which is at the same time a holder of filters with the width of 100mm and the thickness of 2 mm. (the producers of wide-angle lenses should take a note of it!)
2). Lomography Naiad 15mm f/3.8
Lomography Naiad 15mm f/3.8 is already available on sale. The lens will cost $499 – for this price we will get the mentioned sun shield, front and back lids as well as a case and a cleaning cloth.
The lens with the required Neptune module costs $699. It is also available in the premium set – full Neptune Convertible Art lens system with four fixed lenses and additional filters. Such a set will cost $1249.
3). Lomography Naiad 15mm f/3.8 - Sample Photo
4). Lomography Naiad 15mm f/3.8 - Sample Photo
5). Lomography Naiad 15mm f/3.8 - Sample Photo