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Venus Optics Laowa 9mm f/5.6 FF RL Lens for Sony E

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Venus Optics Laowa 9mm f/5.6 FF RL Lens for Sony E
Key Features
  • E-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/5.6 to f/22
  • Two Extra-Low Dispersion Elements
  • Two Aspherical and Two UHR Elements
Characterized by its extremely wide field of view and rectilinear rendering, the Sony E-mount Laowa 9mm f/5.6 FF RL, from Venus Optics, is prime lens offering a uniquely wide perspective that is well-suited for interior, architecture, nature, and landscape subjects. The immense 135° angle of view is complemented by an advanced optical design that uses low dispersion, aspherical, and high refractive index elements to control a variety of aberrations and distortion to achieve high sharpness, clarity, and color accuracy. The lens has a manual focus design and permits working with subjects as close as 4.7" away and its built-in petal-shaped hood helps to block stray light from causing unwanted lens flare. Additionally, the lens is also characterized by its especially compact size, which makes it ideal for walk-around and travel applications.
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Venus Optics Laowa 9mm f/5.6 FF RL Overview

Characterized by its extremely wide field of view and rectilinear rendering, the Sony E-mount Laowa 9mm f/5.6 FF RL, from Venus Optics, is prime lens offering a uniquely wide perspective that is well-suited for interior, architecture, nature, and landscape subjects. The immense 135° angle of view is complemented by an advanced optical design that uses low dispersion, aspherical, and high refractive index elements to control a variety of aberrations and distortion to achieve high sharpness, clarity, and color accuracy. The lens has a manual focus design and permits working with subjects as close as 4.7" away and its built-in petal-shaped hood helps to block stray light from causing unwanted lens flare. Additionally, the lens is also characterized by its especially compact size, which makes it ideal for walk-around and travel applications.

Ultra-wide-angle lens is designed for full-frame Sony E-mount mirrorless cameras but can also be used with APS-C models where it provides a 13.5mm equivalent focal length.
Two extra-low dispersion elements are used to reduce color fringing and chromatic aberrations in order to produce high clarity and color accuracy.
Two aspherical elements and one ultra-high refractive index glass element help to control distortion and spherical aberrations for improved sharpness and accurate rendering.
Impressively wide 135° angle of view pairs with a rectilinear design, which renders subjects with minimal distortion in order to suit landscape and architectural applications.
Manual focus operation permits working with subjects as close as 4.7" away and a focusing tab is featured for easier handling and control.
Built-in petal-shaped lens hood helps to prevent stray light from causing lens flare and also offers some physical protection to the lens's front element.
Five-blade diaphragm produces distinct 10-point sun stars and specular highlights when stopped-down and photographing point light sources.

Venus Optics Laowa 9mm f/5.6 FF RL Specs

Focal Length9mm
Maximum Aperturef/5.6
Minimum Aperturef/22
Lens MountSony E
Format CompatibilityFull-Frame
Angle of View135°
Minimum Focus Distance4.72" / 12 cm
Close-Up Magnification0.21x
Optical Design14 Elements in 10 Groups
Diaphragm Blades5
Focus TypeManual Focus
Image StabilizationNo
Filter SizeNone
Dimensions (ø x L)2.46 x 2.6" / 62.4 x 66 mm
Weight12.35 oz / 350 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight1.565 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)4.9 x 4.9 x 4.8"
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