Laowa 12mm f/2.8 Zero-D
£715, $950 www.venuslens.net
Nikon’s lenses take some beating, but Venus Optics is out to topple the AF-S 14-24mm f/2.8G by producing the widest and fastest rectilinear ultrawide lens with FX sensor coverage. The Laowa 12mm f/2.8 Zero-D boasts a 122-degree field of view, and its 16-element design (incorporating three extra-low dispersion elements and two aspherical ones) has been designed for maximum sharpness and almost no distortion.
First impressions_ Some bold claims: we’re looking forward to putting these to the test soon.