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Laowa 11mm f/4.5 FF RL Now in Canon RF, 65mm 2x Macro in Nikon Z

Venus Optics adds two more mirrorless lens mounts to popular lenses

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Venus Optics announces their Laowa 11mm f/4.5 FF RL is now also available in Canon RF mount, while the 65mm 2x Macro in Nikon Z.

Furthermore, the new lens mount options give Canon R5 and R6 (among other Canon mirrorless users) access to an exceptional ultra-wide lens. While photographers rocking the APS-C mirrorless bodies like the Nikon Z50, get a really nice 65mm 2x Macro lens with a native mount.

Laowa 11mm f/4.5 FF RL now in Canon RF mount

The Laowa 11mm f4.5 is a very compact rectilinear (RL) wide-angle lens offering full-frame mirrorless cameras. Moreover, the lens offers an impressive 126 degrees angle of view with a 19 cm minimum focus distance. 

Furthermore, the lens measures at just 6.3cm (2.5 inches) long and weights only 254g (8.9oz) making it super-portable. 

The optical formula incorporates a couple of Aspherical elements and 3 extra-low dispersion elements to provide some serious sharpness and effectively suppress chromatic aberrations and distortion to a minimum. Additionally, the 5-bladed aperture achieves a clean and appealing stunning 10-point sun stars.

Furthermore, thanks to its petite stature, the Laowa 11mm f4.5 FF RL accepts 62mm front filters directly, or a 100mm-wide square filters via a compatible filter holder.

Laowa Wide-Angle and Fisheye Lenses now in L Mount

Other Lens Mounts

In addition to the newly announced Canon RF mount, the Laowa 11mm f/4.5 FF RL is also available in Leica M, Sony FE, L-mount and Nikon Z

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Laowa 65mm f/2.8 2x Ultra-Macro APO for Nikon Z

Designed for crop sensor mirrorless cameras, the 65mm 2x Ultra-Macro APO is currently the only macro lens in the market that is capable of producing 2x life-size images, the lens allows photographers to use it for a wide range of subjects.

In addition, this lens features an excellent Apochromatic optical (APO) design, also used in the popular Laowa 100mm f/2.8 2X Macro. And thanks to this advanced optical design, the 65mm Macro successfully suppresses the chromatic aberration at both in-focus and out-of-focus areas to the minimum.

Furthermore, the lens is capable of resolving stunning details and exhibits excellent corner-to-corner sharpness even at wide apertures. 

Compact and Versatile

The Laowa 65mm 2x Macro is relatively lightweight at just 335g (11.8oz) and also features an internal focus design helping to keep the overall length unobtrusive when photographic objects at a very close distance. 

And last, but not least this lens is now available in a total of 4 mirrorless mounts. Those include – Canon EF-M, Fuji X, Sony E & Nikon Z

Laowa 65mm f2.8 2x Ultra Macro APS-C now in Nikon Z mount

Price and Availability

The Laowa 11mm f/4.5 FF RL for Canon RF is priced at $699 USD.

Likewise, the Laowa 65mm f/2.8 2x Ultra-Macro APO for Nikon Z mount will set you back $399 USD for all lens mounts. 

Both lenses are currently available to order directly from and
authorized resellers. For more details visit Venus Optic’s website here.

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