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Compare Laowa 65mm f/2.8 2X Ultra Macro vs Laowa 50mm f/2.8 2X Ultra Macro vs Laowa 17mm f/1.8

Reviews

Neo score
59%
68%
50%
Pros
  • 2x magnification ratio
  • Good optical performance
  • Apochromatic design
  • Exceptional 2x maximum reproduction
  • Very light for a 2x macro lens
  • Quite affordable
  • Supposedly apochromatic design
  • Very light in the hand
  • Versatile focal length
  • Very affordable
Cons
  • Bokeh balls are edgy
  • No EXIF data
  • Rather long for APS-C
  • Not the best optically
  • Lacks weather sealing

Price

MSRP
399 USD
399 USD
149 USD
Offers (incl. referral links)

Construction

Aperture Blades
9 blades
7 blades
7 blades
Colors
Black
Form Factor
Short Telephoto Prime Lens
Short Telephoto Prime Lens
Wide-Angle Prime Lens
Image Size
APS-C
MFT
MFT
Lens Barrel
Physical aperture ring, Distance scale, DoF scale
DoF scale
Physical aperture ring, Distance scale, DoF scale
Lens Mount
Canon EF-M-mount, Fujifilm X-mount, Leica L-mount, Nikon Z-mount, Sony E-mount
Micro Four Thirds-mount
Micro Four Thirds-mount
Optical Formula | Elements
14 elements
14 elements
9 elements
Optical Formula | Groups
10 groups
10 groups
7 groups
Optical Formula | Special Glass
3 ED elements groups
Frog Eye Coating (FEC) groups

Dimensions

Filter Diameter
52 mm / 2.05 in
49 mm / 1.93 in
46 mm / 1.81 in
Size | Diameter
57 mm / 2.24 in
54 mm / 2.13 in
55 mm / 2.17 in
Size | Length
100 mm / 3.94 in
79 mm / 3.11 in
51 mm / 2.01 in
Weight
335 g / 11.84 oz
240 g / 8.48 oz
172 g / 6.08 oz

Function

Angle Of View
25.0° Diagonal | 20.9° Horizontal | 14.0° Vertical
24.4° Diagonal | 20.4° Horizontal | 13.7° Vertical
65.0° Diagonal | 55.8° Horizontal | 38.9° Vertical
Aperture
f/2.8–28 ~ f/22
f/2.8 ~ f/22
f/1.8 ~ f/1.8
Autofocus
No
No
No
Crop Factor
1.5
2.0
2.0
Focal Length
65 mm
50 mm
17 mm
Focal Length (35mm Equivalent)
97.5 mm
100.0 mm
34.0 mm
Focus Type
Internal
Internal
Image Stabilization
No
No
No
Weather Resistance
No

Performance

Max Magnification
2x
2x
Min Focus Distance
170 mm / 6.69 in
140 mm / 5.51 in
150 mm / 5.91 in

Production

Accessory
Lens hood included
Debut
2020-01-24
2020-08-18
2019-10-21
Made In
China
China
China
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