Venus Optics announces the World’s Smallest 2x macro lens for full frame mirrorless cameras: Laowa 85mm f/5.6 2x Ultra Macro APO.
Weighs only 259g, the lens still comes with 2x magnification inherited from most of the Laowa macro lenses which give photographers a wider range of flexibility in creation. The APO design empowers this lens to produce pleasing minimal CA images. It fulfils the needs of many macro photographers while relieving the pain from carrying the heavy load of gears.
Laowa 85mm f/5.6 2x Ultra Macro APO Lens Specifications
|Angle of View||28.55°|
|Format Compatibility||Full Frame|
|Lens Structure||13 elements in 9 groups (3 ED glasses)|
|Min. Focusing Distance||16.3cm/6.41”|
|Dimensions||Φ 53mm×81mm / 2.09” x 3.18” (Sony E)|
|Weight||around 259g / 9.1oz (Sony E)|
|Mounts||Canon RF, Sony E, Nikon Z, Leica M|
Up to 2x magnification
This new 85mm lens can focus from infinity to 2x magnification along with a minimum focusing distance of 16.3cm/6.41”. Numerous details can be captured for tiny objects under 2X magnification. It would be much more flexible and versatile for photographers shooting in different circumstances.
Apochromat (APO) design
The freshly designed 13 elements in 9 groups optical structure contains 3 extra-low dispersion elements which eliminate the color fringing at both in-focus and out-of-focus areas. Rendering stunning magnified pictures without chromatic aberration would be an extra convenience to photographers as it saves much time and effort on post-production.
The lens barrel does not extend in internal focusing design when changing focus. It avoids collision of the lens and the objects. It also helps reduce the chance of dust getting into the lens.