The Laowa 11mm F4.5 FF RL is available for L-mount, Nikon Z, and Sony E mount.
Venus Optics is on a tear lately releasing new lenses. After debuting its first cine zoom lens, expanding to L-mount, and releasing a juicy 50mm 2X MACRO, the company now has a new Laowa 11mm F4.5 FF RL, a prime lens designed for full-frame mirrorless cameras.
The 11mm F4.5 features a wide 126° angle of view and is optically designed from 14 elements in 10 groups, including 2 aspherical elements and 3 extra-low dispersion elements to improve sharpness and reduce chromatic aberration and distortion. The manual focus lens has a 7.4” (19cm) minimum focusing distance and a 62mm filter thread for any compatible screw-in filters.
With a 5 aperture blade design, the lens is lightweight, weighing 254g (8.9oz) and measures 2.5" (6.3 cm). It's tiny yet robust.
The lens will be available in different mounts including Sony FE, Nikon Z, L-mount, which will cost $699, and Leica M in either black or silver will retail for $799. Expect the lenses to start shipping in the second half of September.