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New RF Laowa 11mm f/4.5 FF RL

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Laowa 11mm f/4.5 FF RL Lens

11mm ultrawide rectilinear lens

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Venus Optics have announced the Canon RF mount 11mm f/4.5 ultra wide angle lens. Only 63mm (~2.5 inches) long and weighing 254g (~8.9 oz.)

The Laowa RF 11mm f/4.5 FF RL sells for $699 and is available now directly from Venus Optics

The Laowa 11mm f/4.5 FF RL is now available in Leica M, Sony FE, Nikon Z, Canon RF and L mount.

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11mm/4.5 Laowa lens in RF mount

Venus Optics have announced an RF mount version of their 11mm/4.5 rectilinear lens.

Press info

Anhui China, 19 Feb, 2021 – Venus Optics, the manufacturer specialized in making unique camera lenses, now offers more variants to 2 popular Laowa lenses. Added Canon RF mount for the Laowa 11mm f/4.5 FF RL lens (Full Frame) and Nikon Z mount for Laowa 65mm f/2.8 2x Ultra-Macro APO (APS-C). Offering Canon Full-frame (R, RP, R5 & R6) users an exceptional ultra-wide experience and the high magnification power on Nikon APS-C body (Z50). [Note: I have reviewed the EF mount version of the 65mm]

Laowa 11mm f/4.5 FF RL

The Laowa 11mm F4.5 FF RL is an extremely compact rectilinear(RL) wide-angle lens for full-frame (FF) mirrorless cameras. The remarkable 126° angle of view with 19cm minimum focus distance can be found in this 6.3cm(2.5 inches) long and 254g (8.9oz) lens. It allows you to capture the stunning landscape, precious travel moments and beautiful cityscape without any burden. The lens also includes 2 aspherical elements and 3 extra-low dispersion elements to guarantee the sharpness, suppress chromatic aberrations and distortion to the minimum.

Conveniently a 62mm filter can be screwed onto the lens directly, or a 100mm-wide filters can be used. The 5-bladed aperture able to create a clean and appealing stunning 10-point sunstars.

Laowa 11mm f/4.5 FF RL is now available in Leica M, Sony FE, Nikon Z, Canon RF and L mount. MSRP in US is US$799(Leica M) and US$699(other mounts).


Laowa 11mm f/4.5 FF RL
Focal length 11mm
Max. Aperture f/4.5
Min. Aperture f/22
Angle of View 126
Format Compatibility Full Frame
Lens Structure 14 elements in 10 groups
Aperture Blades 5
Min. Focusing Distance 7.4” (19cm)
Max. Magnification 0.1x
Filter Thread 62mm
Dimensions ⌀ 63.5mm x 58mm
Weight 254g (8.9 oz.)
Mounts Leica M, L mount, Sony FE, Nikon Z, Canon RF


Note that the lens below is the Leica mount version.



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