Laowa 11mm F4.5 FF RL Lens - Nikon Z

LaowaSKU: 6940486701043

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Product Description

Laowa 11mm F4.5 FF RL Lens

  • Laowa 11mm f4.5 FF RL Lens Highlights
  • Remarkable 126° AoV for Full-Frame mirrorless cameras
  • Stunning images with minimum distortion and chromatic aberrations
  • Super compact and lightweight: just 254g
  • Closest focusing distance of 19cm
  • Equipped with 62mm filter thread
  • Stunning 10-point Sunstars
  • Accepts 62mm filters

A remarkable, ultra-wide lens, the Laowa 11mm f/4.5 FF RL - Nikon Z mount offering a coverage of 126° angle of view. Full-Frame Nikon Z mirrorless camera compatible, Z6 and Z7 currently. Diminutive size, without compromise. Features superior rectilinear optical performance, including 14 elements in 10 groups with 2 aspherical elements and 3 extra-low dispersion elements.

The latter guarantees sharpness and suppression of chromatic aberrations whilst keeping distortion to the minimum. The Laowa 11mm lens also boasts a short minimum focusing distance of just 19cm allowing creation of macro-like images.

Due to its unique design you can mount a 62mm screw-in filter or 100mm square filters (with the specially designed filter holder). Being ultra-wide this lens is perfect for a range of photography uses, landscape, travel or interior photography.

Name Laowa 11mm  f/4.5 FF RL
Focal Length 11mm
Max. Aperture f/4.5
Min. Aperture f/22
Angle of View 126°
Format Compatibility Full Frame
Lens Structure 14 elements in 10 groups
Aperture Blades 5
Min. Focusing Distance 7.4” (19cm)
Max. Magnification 0.1
Filter Solutions 62mm filter
Dimensions 63.5mm x 58mm
Weight 254g(8.9 oz.)
Mounts Leica M(black & sliver version) / Leica L / Sony FE /  Nikon Z/ Canon RF

Understanding: Aperture

Aperture is the opening in a camera lens that controls how much light enters the camera. It's measured in f-stops like f/2.8 or f/8. Lower f-stop numbers mean wider openings, letting in more light and creating a shallow depth of field (blurry background). Higher f-stop numbers mean smaller openings, letting in less light and creating a larger depth of field (more of the scene in focus). Aperture also affects the quality of out-of-focus areas in the image (bokeh).

Understanding: Lens Types

Different lenses have different purposes to achieve different styles of images, some popular ones include:
Prime Lens: Fixed focal length, sharp images, great for portraits and dark settings.
Zoom Lens: Variable focal length, versatile for different shots and everyday use..
Wide-Angle Lens: Captures wide scenes like landscapes.
Telephoto Lens: Magnifies distant subjects, ideal for sports & wildlife.
Macro Lens: Perfect for close-up photography of small subjects.
Fisheye Lens: Ultra-wide perspective, creates unique images.

Understanding: Lens Mounts

Different camera brands use different lens mounts, which are like connectors that attach lenses to camera bodies. Each mount is specific to a particular brand and camera series. For example, Canon uses the EF and RF mounts, Nikon uses the F mount, Sony uses the E mount for its mirrorless cameras. These mounts dictate which lenses are compatible with which cameras. Some brands offer adapters to use lenses from other systems, but it's essential to ensure compatibility for proper functionality and autofocus performance.

Understanding: Manual and Autofocus

Manual focus and autofocus are two ways to adjust the sharpness of a camera lens. With manual focus, you turn a ring on the lens to bring the subject into focus yourself, giving you full control over what appears sharp in the image. Autofocus, on the other hand, relies on the camera's built-in technology to automatically adjust the focus for you, usually by detecting contrast or phase differences in the scene. Autofocus can be convenient, especially for fast-moving subjects or when you need to capture a quick shot, whereas manual focus allows for precise adjustments and creative control over the final image.

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