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Venus Optics Announced Two new Laowa 2X Macro Cine lenses

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Venus Optics announces two new macro cinema lenses, the Laowa 65mm T2.9 2X Macro APO Cine and Laowa 100mm T2.9 2X Macro APO Cine,

These two Laowa macro models are the T2.9 Cine versions of its 65mm and 100mm 2x Ultra Macro APO lenses. Both lenses come in an array of mount options and are optically identical to their stills counterparts, but with all the filming benefits of a cinema lens housing.

The Laowa 65mm T2.9 2X Macro APO Cine is available today for $599 in all mount options while the Laowa 100mm T2.9 2X Macro APO Cine is available for $999 for all mounts. Both include a protective hardcase.  Laowa lenses are listed at B&H Photo and Adorama.

The new Laowa 65mm T2.9 2X Macro APO Cine lens is available in Fujifilm X, Sony E, Nikon Z and Canon EF-M cropped-sensor (Super 35) cameras and is the first of its type with a 17 cm minimum focusing distance. The Laowa 100mm T2.9 2X Ultra Macro APO Cine lens is designed for ‘full-frame cameras and compatible with Arri PL, Sony E, Canon EF, Canon RF and L mounts.

Designed for professional use, the focusing ring and the stepless aperture ring are equipped with industrial standard 0.8 mod gear. Both lenses have 77mm filter threads so cinematographers can choose between screw-in filters and using matte boxes. The table below compares the two lenses.

Laowa’s Two New Macro Cine Lenses are the First with 2x Magnification

Laowa 65mm T2.9 2X MacroAPO Cine Laowa 100mm T2.9 2X MacroAPO Cine
Focal Length 65mm 100mm
Angle of View 24.4 degrees 26.1 degrees
T Stop Range T2.9-22
Format Compatibility Super 35 Full Frame
Lens Structure 14 elements in 10 groups 12 elements in 10 groups
Aperture Blades 9 13
Min. Focus 17 cm 24.7 cm
Focus Throw 249 degrees 220 degrees
Filter Thread 77 mm 77 mm
Dimensions 84.8 x 103 mm 85.6 x 139 mm
Weight 550 grams 957 grams
Mounts Canon EF-M / Fujifilm X/

Sony E/ Nikon Z

Arri PL / Sony E /

Canon EF / Canon R /

L mount

RRP US$599 US$999
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