Wide-angle lovers and lomographers who already have the Neptune Convertible Art Lens System have something new to add to their arsenal of unique lenses. Lomography has recently unveiled the Naiad 15mm Front Lens, a new wide angle lens attachment promising to add versatility to the Neptune Convertible Art Lens System.
The handcrafted lens attachment is equipped with multi-coated glass optics and 15mm focal length, making it easy to capture as much of the scene whether it’s dramatic vistas, stunning cityscapes, or exciting events. With a closest focusing distance of 1 cm and an expanded field of view to 135°, it ensures that portraits, selfies, group photos, and other creative snaps as as detailed as possible. The Naiad comes with a detachable lens hood which can also accommodate rectilinear filters with a maximum thickness of 2mm.
If you’re new to the Neptune Convertible Art Lens System, take note that you’ll need the separate Lens Base compatible to your camera mount before you can use the Naiad 15mm Front Lens. Since the Neptune System is compatible with analog or digital cameras, you can certainly shoot with this new wide-angle glass using your Canon EF, Nikon F and Pentax K mount cameras. If you don’t have the Lens Base yet, Lomography offers an option for purchasing the complete package that includes both a Lens Base and the full range of filters.
- Focal Length: 15mm
- Multi-Scaled Diaphragm Aperture: f3.8 – f22
- Field of View: 135°
- Closest Focusing Distance: 1cm
- Lens Construction: 9 elements in 7 groups
- Filter Compatibility: 100mm (width) x ≥10mm (length) x 2mm (depth) rectangular filters
- Lens Coating: Multi-coated
- Electronic Contacts: No
Last year, we gave our first impressions on the Neptune Convertible Art Lens System, which you can also check out if you want a primer on this particular art lens system. Then, visit the Lomography Shop if you’re interested in learning more about the new Naiad 15mm Front Lens or grabbing one for yourself.