Venus Optics revealed the price and availability for the Laowa 100mm f/2.8 2x Ultra-Macro APO lens. According to this the Laowa 100mm f/2.8 2:1 Ultra Macro APO lens will be available from late May 2019 with a price tag of $449.
The 100mm f/2.8 2:1 Macro is the 2nd member of Laowa 2:1 macro line-up. This new 100mm lens can cover full frame sensor size and focus from 2:1 magnification to infinity. The lens has a similar physical size to other 100mm Macro lens in the market but its wider magnification range allows macro photographers to capture subjects at any sizes. This 100mm f/2.8 lens can also focus to infinity and serve as a portrait lens with exceptional optics quality.
There are 12 elements in 10 groups optics and the bright f/2.8 aperture along with the circular aperture renders softly diffused bokeh and isolates the subject from its background.
Laowa 100mm f/2.8 2x Ultra-Macro APO Lens Specifications
|Name||Laowa 100mm f/2.8 2X Ultra Macro APO|
|Type||Telephoto Prime Macro|
|APS Equivalent||1.5x: 150mm; 1.6x: 160mm|
|Diaphragm Blades||9 (Canon); 7 (Nikon); 13 (Sony)|
|Lens Construction||12 elements in 10 groups|
|Diagonal Angle of View(Based on image circle)||24.4 degrees|
|Focus Details||Internal; Manual Focus only|
|Front Element Rotation||No|
|Closest Focus||24.7cm / 9.72 in.|
|Magnification Ratio||2.0x / 2:1|
|Dimensions(Length x Diameter)||125mm x 72mm / 4.9 in. x 2.8 in.|
|Weight||638g / 22.5 oz|
|Notes||Available Mounts: Canon EF, Nikon F, Sony FE.|
|Typical Online Price||US$449|
First review of the new Venus Optics Laowa 100mm f/2.8 2x Ultra-Macro APO lens can be found here.
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