The Laowa 100mm f/2.8 2X Ultra Macro APO lens is now available for Canon RF and Nikon Z mounts. In addition to Canon EF, Nikon F and Sony FE mounts the macro lens is ready for Canon/Nikon full frame mirrorless systems and priced at $449. The new lenses can be purchased from Adorama and B&H.
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.
The Laowa 100mm f/2.8 2X Ultra Macro APO lens specifications, press release and sample images can be found below.
|Name||100mm f/2.8 2X Ultra-Macro APO|
|Angle of View||24.4°|
|Format Compatibility||Full Frame|
|Lens Structure||12 elements in 10 groups|
|Aperture Blades||9 (Canon), 7 (Nikon), 13 (Sony, Canon R, Nikon Z)|
|Min. Focusing Distance||24.7cm (2X)|
|Dimensions||Φ72mm×125mm (Canon EF & Nikon F)
Φ72mm×155mm (Canon R, Nikon Z & Sony FE)
|Weight||638g (Canon EF & Nikon F)
650g (Canon R, Nikon Z & Sony FE)
|Mounts||Canon EF & RF / Nikon F & Z / Sony FE|
Anhui China, Apr 20, 2020 – Venus Optics, the camera lenses manufacturer specializes in making unique camera lenses, is proud to announce that the Laowa 100mm f/2.8 2X Ultra Macro APO Lens was awarded with the ‘Best DSLR Macro Lens’ TIPA World Awards 2020 by Technical Image Press Association. Venus Optics is the first Chinese lens manufacturer getting this prestigious award in TIPA history. This is also the second international award received by this macro lens. (Previously been awarded with Lucie Technical Award ‘Best Special Purpose Lens” by Lucie Foundation)
Venus Optics is also pleased to announce the new Canon RF and Nikon Z mounts are now ready to ship.
Launched in June 2019, the Laowa 100mm f/2.8 2X Ultra Macro APO lens is the 2nd 2:1 Macro lens with infinity focus in Laowa Macro Lens lineup. It can achieve double life-sized magnification where most telephoto macro lens in the market can only focus up to 1:1. Unlike other ultra-macro lenses in the market, the Laowa 100mm can also focus to infinity, making it one of the most versatile lens in macro photography, product and portrait photography.
The Laowa 100mm f/2.8 2X Ultra Macro APO lens has adopted an apochromatic (APO) design. Both longitudinal and lateral chromatic aberration has been controlled to the minimal through a carefully designed optics system with 2pcs of extra-low dispersion elements in use.
Laowa 100mm f/2.8 2X Ultra Macro APO Lens can cover full-frame sensor and is available in 5 different mounts (Canon EF, Nikon F, Sony FE, Canon RF & Nikon Z).
Pricing & Availability
The suggested retail selling price in US of the new Laowa 100mm f/2.8 2X Ultra Macro APO lens is USD 449/pc (ex-VAT). Pricing varies in different countries.