Budget-oriented lens maker Venus Optics just announced that the Laowa 100mm f/2.8 2X Ultra Macro APO lens is now available for Canon RF and Nikon Z mounts. That way, the unit comes in five different versions including Canon EF, Nikon F, Sony FE, Canon RF, and Nikon Z.
Launched back in June 2019, the Laowa 100mm f/2.8 2X Ultra Macro APO lens is the second 2:1 Macro lens with infinity focus in Laowa Macro Lens lineup that has been designed for full-frame coverage. Having a 100mm macro lens (that is also compact in size) with 2:1 magnification is not very common as most macro’s on the market can only achieve 1:1 (life-size) or even smaller magnification.
The innovative apochromatic (APO) design of the Laowa 100mm f/2.8 Macro reduces both longitudinal and lateral chromatic aberration to the minimal through a carefully designed optics system with 2pcs of extra-low dispersion elements in use.
Despite having the wider range, the Laowa 100mm Macro is not a huge lens. In fact, when it comes to its size, it is similar to the other 1:1 macro lens in the market.
Laowa 100mm f/2.8 2x Ultra-Macro APO Tech Specifications:
- Lens model: 100mm f/2.8 2X Ultra-Macro APO
- Focal Length: 100mm
- Max. Aperture: f/2.8
- Angle of View: 24.4°
- Format Compatibility:
- Full Frame 35mm (36 x 24mm)
- Lens Structure/Optical Design:
- Aperture Blades:
- 9 (Canon EF),
- 7 (Nikon),
- 13 (Sony FE)
- Min. Focusing Distance:
- Max. Magnification: 2:1
- Filter Thread: 67mm
- Dimensions: Ф72 x 125 mm
- (Sony version: Ф72 x 155 mm)
- Available Lens Mounts:
- Canon EF, Nikon F, Sony FE, Canon RF, and Nikon Z
Both new lens versions are now available to order from Venus Optics authorized resellers and the company’s official website. Just like the first three counterparts, the Laowa 100mm f/2.8 2x for Canon RF and Nikon Z sell for $449.
[source: Venus Optics]
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Venus Optics Laowa 100mm f/2.8 2X Ultra Macro APO Lens for Canon RF
Venus Optics Laowa 100mm f/2.8 2X Ultra Macro APO Lens for Nikon Z