The Venus Optics, known for its high-quality Laowa lens optics, is striving to fill the lack of optical solutions for the new Canon EOS R cameras. Laowa is, although manual, but always interesting and high-quality optical solutions, while relatively inexpensive. This time, the Laowa 11mm F4.5 FF RL for Canon RF is now available to buy.
The 11mm F4.5 FF RL is a fairly compact wide-angle lens for canon mirrorless full frame cameras. It was introduced last August for Leica M and L mounts, Sony FE, and Nikon Z mounts, and we talked about it in some detail. It is now available for Canon RF mount as well. The lens has a 126 ° field of view, and special elements in the optical design are designed to minimize aberration and distortion.
The lens has two aspherical elements and one ultra-high refractive index glass element that help to control distortion and spherical aberrations for improved sharpness and accurate rendering. Three extra-low dispersion elements are used to reduce color fringing and chromatic aberrations to produce high clarity and color accuracy.
Laowa 11mm F4.5 FF RL Specifications
- Focal Length: 11mm
- Maximum Aperture: f/4.5
- Minimum Aperture: f/22
- Lens Mount: Canon RF
- Format Compatibility: Full-Frame
- Angle of View: 126°
- Minimum Focus Distance: 19 cm
- Maximum Magnification: 0.1x
- Optical Design: 14 Elements in 10 Groups
- Diaphragm Blades: 5
- Focus Type: Manual Focus
- Image Stabilization: No
- Front Filter Size: 62 mm
- Dimensions: 63.5 x 58 mm
- Weight: 9 oz / 254 g
Price and availability
Venus Optics Laowa 11mm F4.5 FF RL for Canon RF is now available to pre-order on the Bhphotovideo.com website for $699.
Alongside the Laowa 11mm F4.5 FF RL for Canon RF, Venus Optics has now also made available the Laowa 65mm F2.8 2x Ultra Macro APO Lens for Nikon Z mount. The telephoto prime lens has close-focusing, apochromatic, compact, and priced at $399 only.