Following its successful campaign for the Neptune Convertible Art Lens System, Lomography has added the new ultra-wide 15mm F3.8 front lens to the lineup. The so-called Naiad 15mm Art Lens has a 135° FOV and is designed to capture sharp images up to 1cm away from the subject. It also features a lens hood that doubles as a filter mount.

The Naiad 15mm front lens features 9 elements in 7 groups, 100mm filter compatibility, a multi-colored lens coating, and support for Canon EF, Nikon F, and Pentax K mounts via the Lens Base. Though Naiad was made for full-frame systems, Lomography says the lens is suitable for crop sensors as well, with a 24mm equivalent focal length on APS-C cameras and 30mm on M43 systems.

Images captured with Naiad feature bright, highly saturated colors and "punchy contrast," according Lomography. And the integrated lens hood—which can rotate 360-degrees—supports rectangular filters with thickness up to 2mm so you can further customize your results.

Here are a few sample images captured with the Naiad 15mm:

The Naiad 15mm can be purchased from Lomography's website now for $450 USD by itself, $700 USD with the Lens Base, and $800 USD with a full filter set. Lomography is also offering the full Neptune Convertible Art Lens system, with Naiad, for $1,140; of you can buy the full set, plus Naiad, plus the full range of Naiad filters, for $1,250.

Press Release

Naiad 3.8/15 Art Lens: A 15mm Front Lens for the Neptune Convertible Art Lens System

Open Up Your World — Capture Ultra-Wide Shots Steeped in Saturated Colors and Punchy Contrasts

  • A Brand New, Ultra-Wide 15mm Front Lens – After the success of the Neptune Convertible Art Lens System on Kickstarter just nine months ago, Lomography got to work on a ultra-wide 15mm front lens: Naiad.
  • With a 135° Field of View to Fill with Punchy, Saturated Colors – Stretching your field of view, Naiad pushes you to shoot fuller frames steeped in the saturated colors and punchy color contrasts that define the Lomo look.
  • Shoot Super Sharp Shots from as Close as 1cm – Get outstandingly near to your subject and use Naiad to dramatize the crispest details up close.
  • Finetune Your Shots with a Range of Fantastic Filters – Naiad’s lens hood doubles as a filter holder so you can balance your shading and stop stray light from entering your shots.
  • An Expandable System to Grow With Your Creativity – The latest front lens to be added to the Neptune Convertible Art Lens System, Naiad is now available in the Lomography Online Shop and Gallery Stores worldwide. Pick up up yours with a Lens Base for as little as $699 USD.

A Brand New, Ultra-Wide 15mm Front Lens

The Neptune Convertible Art Lens System offers unlimited stylistic possibilities to a whole new generation of photographers. Lomography is proud to present a new star in the system: Naiad. Built for ultra-wide eyed explorers, this brand new 15mm lens will jolt you on a journey of extraordinary angles. Simply attach it onto the Lens Base and you’re ready to jump into a world of sensational, sweeping vistas. Designed for full frame shots but suitable for crop sensor cameras too, Naiad works with Canon EF and Nikon F mount and is available now in the Lomography Online Shop and Gallery Stores worldwide.

With a 135° Field of View to Fill with Punchy, Saturated Colors

Exemplifying the very best of mind-bending modern optics, Naiad’s panoramic capability lets light enter and curve. Straight lines appear to bend, and the further away they are from the optical centre, the greater the barrel-like distortion—ideal for street scenes as well as pronounce portraits. Filling each and every frame with strong, saturated colors and punchy contrasts that define Lomography's signature look, Naiad will drive your shots to ever-more epic proportions.

Shoot Super Sharp Shots from as Close as 1cm

Using its impressive closest focusing distance of 0.01m, Naiad invites you to take a step closer towards your subject, blur the background and plunge into the foreground. Play around and magnify portraits, exaggerate tiny features and puff up personalities. Watch the foreground dilate and the background contract as you amplify the world around you.

Finetune Your Shots with a Range of Fantastic Filters

Naiad’s integrated lens hood doubles as a filter holder so that you can master the shading in your shot. Compatible with rectilinear filters with a maximum thickness of 2mm, Naiad’s lens hood rotates a full 360° to give you complete creative freedom. Control the amount of light that falls onto your raw images with a Neutral Density Filter, bring out the subtleties in skies with a Neutral Density Graduated Filter, and use orange and blue Temperature Filter Set to give shots a light, sunny glow or a cool, cinematic feel.

An Expandable System to Grow With Your Creativity

The Neptune Convertible Art Lens System is comprised of three interchangeable lenses, each of which can be attached to the Lens Base to shoot at a fixed focal length of 3.5/35mm for Thalassa, 2.8/50mm for Despina, or 4/80mm for Proteus. And now, Naiad promises to be yet another portal to an even more powerful wide-angle perspective with a fixed focal length of 3.8/15mm. Now available in the Lomography Online Shop and Gallery Stores worldwide.

Price List

  • Naiad with Lens Base for just $699 USD.
  • Naiad with full range of filters for $799 USD.
  • Complete Neptune Convertible Art Lens System (including Naiad) for $1139 USD.
  • Neptune Convertible Art Lens System (including Naiad) with full range of Naiad filters for $1249 USD.

Technical Information

Naiad

  • Focal Length: 15mm
  • Aperture Range: f/3.8 - f/22
  • Closest Focusing Distance: 0.01m, or 0.4 inches
  • Field of View: 135°
  • Convertible Lens Base Mounts: Canon EF, Nikon F or Pentax K
  • Multi-Scaled Diaphragm Aperture: f/3.8 - f/22
  • 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

Designed for full frame but suitable for crop sensors.
Equivalent focal length on APS-C: 24mm
Equivalent focal length on M43: 30mm

Neptune Convertible Art Lens System

  • Focal Length: 35mm, 50mm, 80mm, front element group convertible
  • Aperture: Dual aperture system
    Multi-scaled diaphragm aperture: 35mm: extended, f/3.5 - f/22 , 50mm: f/2.8 - f/22, 80mm: extended, f/4 - f/22
    Drop-in aperture plates
  • Field of View: 35mm: 63°, 50mm: 46°, 80mm: 30°
  • Lens Mounting Profile: Canon EF, Nikon F or Pentax K
  • Closest Focusing Distance: 35mm: 0.25m , 50mm: 0.4m, 80mm: 0.8m
  • Lens Construction:
    Front Lens: 4 elements in 4 groups for each focal length
    Lens Base: 3 elements in 3 groups
  • Filter Thread: 52mm
  • Lens Coating: Multi-coated
  • Electronic Contacts: No
  • Focusing Mechanism: Helicoid