NiSi Filter manufacturer presents its first lens, the 15mm F4 Sunstar ASPH super wide angle lens, which is initially available for Canon RF, Nikon Z, and Sony E mounts, and a little later also for Fujifilm X cameras.
With its robust aluminum alloy, the housing makes a compact impression, and the setting rings for aperture and focus are ergonomically optimally arranged. The manual focus is smooth and precise, and the aperture is continuously adjustable, which is particularly appreciated when recording videos. The aperture consists of 10 straight blades, which results in sun stars with ten rays as an attractive image effect in extreme backlit shots at all aperture values.
With 112 ° field of view for full format and 78 ° for APS-C, the lens is ideal for large overviews and interesting perspectives. Especially in landscape and architectural photography, a 15mm focal length is a valuable addition to normal wide-angle lenses and standard focal lengths. It is tempting to use different effect and graduated filters, which was taken into account when the Nisi lens was designed. The 72mm filter thread allows the use of screw filters, which is rather rare with such extreme wide-angle lenses, as well as (logically) the use of 100mm plug-in filters in combination with the NiSi filter holder.
Although the speed of 1:4.0 is not exactly great, it was able to keep the lens compact and optically correct up to the edge zones. With its small dimensions of 75.6 mm in diameter and 80.5 mm in length, as well as a weight of only 470 grams, the lens probably fits easily into the existing camera bag.
Price and availability
NiSi 15mm F4 Sunstar ASPH super wide angle lens has been priced at $579 and is now available to pre-order on the Bhphotovideo.com website.
NiSi 15mm F4 Sunstar ASPH Specifications
- Focal Length: 15mm (Full Frame) / 22mm (APS-C)
- Maximum Aperture: f/4
- Minimum Aperture: f/22
- Lens Mount: Sony E I Canon RF 1 Nikon Z I Fujifilm X
- Format Compatibility: Full Frame I APS-C (X Mount)
- Angle of View 112° I 78° (X Mount)
- Minimum Focus Distance: 0.2m / 7.87″
- Maximum Magnification: 0.13X
- Optical Design: 12 Elements in 10 Groups / 1x Double side aspherical element / 2x Extra-low dispersion elements
- Diaphragm Blades: 10
- Focus Type: Manual Focus
- Filter Thread Size: 72mm
- Dimensions: 75.6mm x 80.5mm
- Weight: 470g / 11.036 lbs