Venus Optics has announced the launch of the new Laowa 9mm F5.6 FF RL rectilinear prime lens, which has earned the title of the world’s most ultra wide angle lens for full-frame cameras including Sony E, Nikon Z, Leica L, and Leica M mount rangefinder cameras.
The wide angle lens has a viewing angle of 135 degrees and an advanced optical design that uses 14 elements in 10 groups, including two extra-low dispersion elements are used to reduce color fringing and chromatic aberrations in order to produce high clarity and color accuracy; and two aspherical elements and one ultra-high refractive index glass elements help to control distortion and spherical aberrations for improved sharpness and accurate rendering.
This is not one of the Venus Optics Zero-D lenses, but it has “very low” distortion, which makes it a great option for landscape, architectural and real estate photography. In addition to an ultra-wide field of view, the rectilinear lens also has an incredibly short minimum focusing distance of only 12 cm and uses a Five-blade diaphragm. The lens has a length and diameter of 60 mm and weighs only 350 grams.
Price and availability
- Laowa 9mm F5.6 FF RL Lens for Leica M – $899
- Laowa 9mm F5.6 FF RL Lens for Sony E – $799
- Laowa 9mm F5.6 FF RL Lens for Nikon Z – $799
- Laowa 9mm F5.6 FF RL Lens for Leica L – $799
Venus Optics Laowa 9mm F5.6 FF RL Specs
- Focal Length: 9mm
- Maximum Aperture: f/5.6
- Minimum Aperture: f/22
- Mount: Leica M / Sony E / Nikon Z / Leica L
- Angle of View: 135°
- Minimum Focus Distance: 12 cm
- Maximum Magnification: 0.21x
- Optical Design: 14 Elements in 10 Groups
- Diaphragm Blades: 5
- Focus: Manual Focus
- Dimensions: 62.4 x 66 mm
- Weight: 350 g
Back in April, Venus Optics has made available the Laowa 100mm f/2.8 2X Ultra Macro APO Lens for both Canon RF and Nikon Z cameras.