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Compare Laowa 100mm f/2.8 2X Ultra Macro vs Tamron 24mm F/2.8 vs Canon RF 35mm F1.8 IS STM Macro

Reviews

Neo score
59%
78%
71%
Pros
  • High 2x maximum magnification
  • Apochromatic design
  • Sharp from f/2.8
  • 0.5x reproduction
  • Light in the hand
  • Weather-sealed
  • Optically stabilized
  • 0.5x reproduction ratio
  • Good image quality
Cons
  • Lacks weather sealing
  • Quite long, though not expectedly so
  • Slow autofocus
  • High distortion
  • Lacks weather sealing
  • Not the highest build quality

Price

MSRP
499 USD
500 USD
Offers (incl. referral links)

Construction

Aperture Blades
13 blades, Nikon and Pentax mounts have 7 aperture blades.
7 blades
9 blades
Colors
Black
Black
Form Factor
Short Telephoto Prime Lens
Wide-Angle Prime Lens
Wide-Angle Prime Lens
Image Size
Full-Frame
Full-Frame
Full-Frame
Lens Barrel
Physical aperture ring, Distance scale, DoF scale
Lens Mount
Canon EF-mount, Canon RF-mount, Leica L-mount, Nikon F-mount, Nikon Z-mount, Pentax K-mount, Sony E-mount
Sony E-mount
Canon RF-mount
Motor
Micromotor
Stepper motor
Optical Formula | Elements
12 elements
10 elements
11 elements
Optical Formula | Groups
10 groups
9 groups
9 groups
Optical Formula | Special Glass
Low-dispersion and aspherical elements + BBAR and fluorine coatings groups
1 aspherical element, Super Spectra Coating groups

Dimensions

Filter Diameter
67 mm / 2.64 in
67 mm / 2.64 in
52 mm / 2.05 in
Size | Diameter
72 mm / 2.83 in
73 mm / 2.87 in
74 mm / 2.91 in
Size | Length
125 mm / 4.92 in
64 mm / 2.52 in
63 mm / 2.48 in
Weight
638 g / 22.54 oz
215 g / 7.60 oz
305 g / 10.78 oz

Function

Angle Of View
24.4° Diagonal | 20.4° Horizontal | 13.7° Vertical
84.1° Diagonal | 73.7° Horizontal | 53.1° Vertical
63.5° Diagonal | 54.4° Horizontal | 37.8° Vertical
Aperture
f/2.8 ~ f/22
f/2.8
f/1.8 ~ f/22
Autofocus
No
Yes
Yes
Focal Length
100 mm
24 mm
35 mm
Focus Type
Internal
Internal
Internal
Image Stabilization
No
No
Yes (5 stops)
Weather Resistance
No
Yes
No

Performance

Max Magnification
2x
0.5x
0.5x
Min Focus Distance
250 mm / 9.84 in
120 mm / 4.72 in
170 mm / 6.69 in

Production

Accessory
Lens hood included
Debut
2018-04-20
2019-10-23
2018-09-05
Made In
China
Model Name
F051
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