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Compare Laowa 25mm f/2.8 2.5-5X Ultra Macro vs Nikon Z MC 105mm F2.8 vs Nikon Z 40mm F2

Reviews

Neo score
31%
86%
93%
Pros
  • Exceptional maximum magnification
  • Optional LED ring light and tripod collar available
  • Optically stabilized
  • High maximum magnification
  • Weather-sealed
  • Comes with physical aperture ring
  • Short barrel
  • Light in the hand
  • Weather-sealed
  • Natural perspective
Cons
  • Not stabilized
  • No lens hood available
  • Lacks weather sealing
  • Long barrel
  • Z lens control ring is frustrating for video

Price

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

Construction

Aperture Blades
8 blades
9 blades
9 blades
Colors
Black
Black
Black
Form Factor
Wide-Angle Prime Lens
Short Telephoto Prime Lens
Normal Prime Lens
Image Size
Full-Frame
Full-Frame
Full-Frame
Lens Barrel
Physical aperture ring
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
8 elements
16 elements
6 elements
Optical Formula | Groups
6 groups
11 groups
4 groups
Optical Formula | Special Glass
1 low-dispersion element groups
1 aspherical + 3 ED elements, ARNEO + Nano Crystal coatings groups
2 aspherical elements, Super Integrated Coating groups

Dimensions

Filter Diameter
62 mm / 2.44 in
52 mm / 2.05 in
Size | Diameter
82 mm / 3.23 in
85 mm / 3.35 in
70 mm / 2.76 in
Size | Length
65 mm / 2.56 in
140 mm / 5.51 in
46 mm / 1.81 in
Weight
400 g / 14.13 oz
630 g / 22.26 oz
170 g / 6.01 oz

Function

Angle Of View
81.8° Diagonal | 71.5° Horizontal | 51.3° Vertical
23.3° Diagonal | 19.5° Horizontal | 13.0° Vertical
56.8° Diagonal | 48.5° Horizontal | 33.4° Vertical
Aperture
f/2.8 ~ f/16
f/2.8 ~ f/32
f/2 ~ f/16
Autofocus
No
Yes
Yes
Focal Length
25 mm
105 mm
40 mm
Focus Type
Internal
Internal
Image Stabilization
No
Yes (4.5 stops)
No
Weather Resistance
No
Yes
Yes

Performance

Max Magnification
5x
1x
0.17x
Min Focus Distance
170 mm / 6.69 in
290 mm / 11.42 in
290 mm / 11.42 in

Production

Accessory
Lens hood sold separately
Debut
2018-03-07
2021-06-02
2021-09-14
Made In
China
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