Laowa has launched a new fully-manual full-frame 11mm F4.5 ultra-wide-angle lens for Sony E-mount along with Leica L and Nikon Z versions.
The ‘FF’ and ‘RL’ in the name of the lens refer to the lenses full-frame (FF) and rectilinear (RL) design.
The lens is constructed of 14 elements in 10 groups, including two aspherical elements and three extra-low dispersion elements, which results in a 126-degree angle of view on full-frame cameras.
There’s a 62mm front filter thread which gives this lens the title of ‘the world’s widest rectilinear lens with a front filter thread for full-frame mirrorless cameras.’
The aperture range is from F4.5-F22, there’s a five-blade aperture and a minimum focusing distance of 19cm (7.4”).
The lens measures 63.5mm (2.5”) long, 58mm (2.3”) wide and weighs in at 254g (8.9oz).
The Laowa 11mm f/4.5 FF RL lens is already available to purchase on Laowa’s website for $699.00.
- Focal Length: 11mm
- Max. Aperture: f/4.5
- 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: 0.1
- Filter Thread: 62mm
- Dimensions: 63.5mm x 58mm
- Weight: 254g(8.9 oz.)
- Mounts: Sony FE / Leica M (black & sliver version) / Leica L / Nikon Z
If you are interested in finding out more about this lens then this early review from Christopher Frost is worth watching.
Further information and sample photos can also be found on Laowa’s website.