Meet the the Laowa 9mm f/5.6 FF RL, the widest full frame non-fisheye lens EVER

Laowa 9mm f/5.6 FF RL
(Image credit: Laowa, Wen Ta Da Shu)

The Laowa 9mm f/5.6 FF RL is a full frame, rectilinear wide-angle lens that offers the widest angle of view yet seen for full frame cameras. It’s wider even than the Samyang XP 10mm f/3.5, the remarkable Canon EF 11-24mm f/4L USM zoom and Laowa’s own 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6.

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Rod Lawton

Rod is an independent photography journalist and editor, and a long-standing Digital Camera World contributor, having previously worked as DCW's Group Reviews editor. Before that he has been technique editor on N-Photo, Head of Testing for the photography division and Camera Channel editor on TechRadar, as well as contributing to many other publications. He has been writing about photography technique, photo editing and digital cameras since they first appeared, and before that began his career writing about film photography. He has used and reviewed practically every interchangeable lens camera launched in the past 20 years, from entry-level DSLRs to medium format cameras, together with lenses, tripods, gimbals, light meters, camera bags and more. Rod has his own camera gear blog at but also writes about photo-editing applications and techniques at