Laowa 105mm f/2 STF Lens Officially Announced

Laowa UK has introduced the 105mm f/2 STF bright prime lens.

Laowa 105mm f/2 STF is a unique manual-focus lens and will be available in the following mounts: Nikon, Canon, Sony A, Sony E and Pentax.

The full-frame lens features 11 elements in 8 groups with a 14-bladed diaphragm and a minimum focus distance of 0.9m. The STF abbreviation stands for Smooth Trans Focus, a reference to its special optical system, which is intended to deliver smooth transitions between crisp in‐focus areas and a defocused background or foreground.

This is the same principle as for the Minolta AF / Sony 135mm f/2.8 [T/4.5] STF and close to that of the Fujinon XF 56mm f/1.2 R APD.

Weighing in at 745 grams, the lens will be available from April for $699.

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LAOWA 105MM F/2 (T3.2) STF LENS

UK OPTICS (LAOWA UK) is pleased to present the Laowa 105mm F2 STF Lens. STF stands for Smooth Trans Focus, in reference to its special optical system, which is intended to deliver smooth transitions between crisp in‐focus areas and creamy defocused background or foreground areas. This unique manual focus only lens has an integrated apodisation filter that provides superior bokeh rendering and crystal sharp images.

Full frame compatible lens featuring 11 elements in 8 groups with a 14 blade aperture* and a minimum focus distance of just 0.9M. All metal alloy construction housing multi‐coated glass elements throughout. At a focal length of 105mm and with the inherent softly diffused bokeh, this lens is perfect for portraiture.

The Laowa 105mm F2 STF lens is one of only a few lenses currently offering an apodisation effect. Available later in March with an MSRP of £649.99, in the following mounts: Nikon, Canon, Sony A, Sony E and Pentax.

See us at The Photography Show, NEC 19th to 22nd March Stand B91. For more details visit Laowa UK or Laowa.com website (see the translated link).

Lens Specifications

  • Focus Type : Manual
  • Focal Length : 105mm
  • Max. Aperture :  FNo. F2
  • Max Aperture : TNo. T3.2
  • Min. Aperture : F22
  • Angle of View : 23o 16”
  • No. Elements / Groups :  11 / 8
  • Aperture Blades : 8 F‐stop, 14 T‐stop
  • Min. Focus Distance : 0.9M
  • Magnification Ratio : 0.16x
  • Weight : 745g
  • Dimensions : 76mm x 98.9mm
  • Filter Size : 67mm

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