Lomography’s latest addition to its Lomography Art Lens Family is for photographers and videographers who want to get close up to their subject while not sacrificing what’s around them.
The Lomography Atoll Ultra-Wide 2.8/17 Art Lens lets you get impossibly close to the subject while capturing the action all around them, and doing so with stunning details.
But just how close? According to Lomography, the closest focusing distance of 0.1m is possible with Canon RF, Nikon Z and Sony E cameras and 0.25m with M mount cameras.
The lens is designed for full-frame mirrorless cameras, including Canon RF, Nikon Z, Sony E cameras as well as rangefinder coupled for M mount analogue and digital cameras.
Key features include 103-degree field of view, 17 mm focal length, Lotus lens hood, enhanced rectilinear optic design, and compact prime lens with dampened aperture control ring and Helicoid focusing mechanism and short focus throw.
Here are the technical specifications for those who are keen:
Focal Length: 17 mm
Format Coverage: 35 mm/ full-frame
Field of View: 103-degree
Lotus Lens Hood: Yes
Lens Construction: 13 multicoated elements, 10 groups
Closest Focus Distance: 0.1 m (Canon RF, Nikon Z, Sony E), 0.25 m (M mount)
Maximum Aperture: f/2.8
Aperture Construction: 8 blades, f/2.8–f/22
Aperture Ring: Dampened
Depth of Field Scale: Yes
Mount: M (native) & Canon RF/ Nikon Z/ Sony E (with Close-up Lens Base)
Electronic Contacts: No
M mount Rangefinder Coupling: Yes
M mount Frameline: 28 mm
External Optical Viewfinder: Yes
Materials: Sandblasted anodized aluminum
Dimensions (including Lotus Lens Hood and Close-up Lens Base): 87 mm (Canon RF) / 91 mm (Nikon Z) / 89 mm (Sony E) / ø73 mm × 79 mm (M)
Now for the other exciting part: the Lomography Atoll Ultra-Wide 2.8/17 Art Lens is now available on Kickstarter and it is at US$150 off its retail price for the first 24 hours – at US$399 (R.P.: US$549). If all goes as planned, delivery will commence in August 2021.
All images courtesy of Lomography.