Laowa ‘leaks’ a 9.5mm ultra wide angle rectilinear lens

Jan 22, 2020

Ole Henrik Skjelstad

Ole Henrik Skjelstad is a Norwegian math teacher and landscape photographer. He fell in love with photography in 2013 when he got a camera as a birthday present. You can follow his work on 500px, IG, and Flickr, and get his tutorials here.

Laowa ‘leaks’ a 9.5mm ultra wide angle rectilinear lens

Jan 22, 2020

Ole Henrik Skjelstad

Ole Henrik Skjelstad is a Norwegian math teacher and landscape photographer. He fell in love with photography in 2013 when he got a camera as a birthday present. You can follow his work on 500px, IG, and Flickr, and get his tutorials here.

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Laowa is absolutely killing it with new lenses! They already have a 4mmF/2.8 fisheye lens, a rumored F/0.95 ARGUS lens, and a 12mm t2.9 full-frame cine. Now it looks like they are about to add a 9.5mm f/5.6 rectilinear lens (Zero Distortion?).

Just so we are clear, we are actually talking about a rectilinear wide-angle lens, and not a fisheye lens. The Irix 11mm, for comparison, has a staggering 126° field of view, and Laowa 9.5mm will be mindblowing in that regard.

credit: leicarumors.com
credit: leicarumors.com

Being out in the field shooting with ultra-wide-angle lenses is both fun and challenging. Seeing the world through a UWA (Ultra Wide Angle) lens, completely distorts perspective. The foreground stretches forever, and the middle of the frame diminishes severely. The wider the lens the more pronounced are these distortions.

I have used the Irix 11mm Blackstone on a full-frame camera and the lens demands attention, not least when it comes to avoiding having tripod legs or feet in the frame.

The Laowa 9.5mm is reported to be made available for the Leica M mount, Leica/Panasonic/Sigma L mount, Nikon Z mount and Sony FE mount. The 9.5mm is one of three wide-angle primes coming from Laowa.

[Via PhotoRumors]

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6 responses to “Laowa ‘leaks’ a 9.5mm ultra wide angle rectilinear lens”

  1. alexk Avatar
    alexk

    “LENTICULAR” ?? probably rectilinear

    1. Ole Henrik Skjelstad Avatar
      Ole Henrik Skjelstad

      I am absolutely sure I spelled my way through rectilinear :) Something must happened along the way. You are of course right.

  2. Johnny Martyr Avatar
    Johnny Martyr

    “LENTICULAR?”

    Perhaps “RECTILINEAR?”

  3. Michael Bray Avatar
    Michael Bray

    I’ll stick with my Sigma 10-20 mm F/3.5 lens

    1. Wabajak13 Avatar
      Wabajak13

      You mean your 16-32mm 5.6? The idea here is that it’s for full frame

  4. NacMacFeegle Avatar
    NacMacFeegle

    That’s just crazy wide for a rectilinear lens! I might buy this if the price is right.