Venus Opticsunveiled the new Laowa 9mm f/5.6 FF RL lens, the world’s widest rectilinear lens for full-frame cameras. Venus Optics have been designing ultra-wide angle lenses with outstanding optical performance and their 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 lens is currently the world’s widest zoom lens for full-frame cameras. The Laowa 9mm lens can also focus as close as 4.72” (12cm) measuring from subject to sensor.
Featuring a remarkable 135-degree angle of view, the new Laowa 9mm f/5.6 is currently the widest non-fisheye lens ever developed for full-frame mirrorless cameras, the company claims. The new 9mm lens is currently available in Leica M, Sony FE, Nikon Z and L mount; the lens is the company’s first for the Leica M mount.
Laowa 9mm f/5.6 is designed with a five-bladed aperture where a clean and appealing 10-point sunstar rendering can be created.
The new Laowa 9mm f/5.6 FF RL is currently available to purchase via the Venus Optics official website and authorized resellers. The U.S. price for 9mm f/5.6 FF RL is $899 (Leica M mount) and $799 (Sony FE, Nikon Z, and L) Pricing varies in different countries. The first 100 orders will get a free 100mm magnetic filter holder (Retail Value: $149).
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