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Compare Laowa 100mm f/2.8 2X Ultra Macro vs Nikon Z MC 105mm F2.8 vs Nikon Z 40mm F2

Reviews

Neo score
59%
86%
93%
Pros
  • High 2x maximum magnification
  • Apochromatic design
  • Optically stabilized
  • High maximum magnification
  • Weather-sealed
  • Comes with physical aperture ring
  • Short barrel
  • Light in the hand
  • Weather-sealed
  • Natural perspective
Cons
  • Lacks weather sealing
  • Quite long, though not expectedly so
  • Long barrel
  • Z lens control ring is frustrating for video

Price

MSRP
499 USD
1000 USD
300 USD
Offers (incl. referral links)

Construction

Aperture Blades
13 blades, Nikon and Pentax mounts have 7 aperture blades.
9 blades
9 blades
Colors
Black
Black
Form Factor
Short Telephoto Prime Lens
Short Telephoto Prime Lens
Normal Prime Lens
Image Size
Full-Frame
Full-Frame
Full-Frame
Lens Barrel
Physical aperture ring, Distance scale, DoF scale
Physical aperture ring, Focus limiter, 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
Nikon Z-mount
Nikon Z-mount
Motor
Stepper motor
Stepper motor
Optical Formula | Elements
12 elements
16 elements
6 elements
Optical Formula | Groups
10 groups
11 groups
4 groups
Optical Formula | Special Glass
1 aspherical + 3 ED elements, ARNEO + Nano Crystal coatings groups
2 aspherical elements, Super Integrated Coating groups

Dimensions

Filter Diameter
67 mm / 2.64 in
62 mm / 2.44 in
52 mm / 2.05 in
Size | Diameter
72 mm / 2.83 in
85 mm / 3.35 in
70 mm / 2.76 in
Size | Length
125 mm / 4.92 in
140 mm / 5.51 in
46 mm / 1.81 in
Weight
638 g / 22.54 oz
630 g / 22.26 oz
170 g / 6.01 oz

Function

Angle Of View
24.4° Diagonal | 20.4° Horizontal | 13.7° Vertical
23.3° Diagonal | 19.5° Horizontal | 13.0° Vertical
56.8° Diagonal | 48.5° Horizontal | 33.4° Vertical
Aperture
f/2.8 ~ f/22
f/2.8 ~ f/32
f/2 ~ f/16
Autofocus
No
Yes
Yes
Focal Length
100 mm
105 mm
40 mm
Focus Type
Internal
Internal
Internal
Image Stabilization
No
Yes (4.5 stops)
No
Weather Resistance
No
Yes
Yes

Performance

Max Magnification
2x
1x
0.17x
Min Focus Distance
250 mm / 9.84 in
290 mm / 11.42 in
290 mm / 11.42 in

Production

Debut
2018-04-20
2021-06-02
2021-09-14
Made In
China
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