Laowa Keeps Crushing Wide Angle Full-Frame Options with New 11mm F4.5

Laowa 11mm f/4.5 FF RL
Credit: Venus Optics
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.

Laowa 11mm f/4.5 FF RL
Laowa 11mm f/4.5 FF RL

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.      

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