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Product Overview

Laowa 100mm F2.8 2X Ultra Macro APO is a manual-focus short telephoto prime lens for Canon EF-mount, Canon RF-mount, Leica L-mount, Nikon F-mount, Nikon Z-mount, Pentax K-mount, and Sony E-mount. It covers the full-frame image circle. Introduced by Laowa in 2018, it has 12 elements in 10 groups.
Manual focus may be limiting to some, but purists will find it much more engaging. There are also fewer things to go wrong on the long run. Unfortunately, Laowa has opted to omit weather sealing for this lens, so owners should pay extra attention when shooting in incremental weathers.
The 2x magnification opens up a lot of opportunity for macro shots. Manual focus can be a blessing in this case. A telephoto prime lens, the Venus Laowa 100mm F2.8 2X Ultra Macro APO is well suited for portrait photography.

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Ratings

What we found**

Neoscore: 59% (not directly comparable across industries)
Pros
  • High 2x maximum magnification
  • Apochromatic design
Cons
  • Lacks weather sealing
  • Quite long, though not expectedly so

Price Comparison (incl. referral links)*

Specifications

Construction

Aperture Blades
13 blades, Nikon and Pentax mounts have 7 aperture blades.
Form Factor
Short Telephoto Prime Lens
Image Size
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
Optical Formula | Elements
12 elements
Optical Formula | Groups
10 groups

Dimensions

Filter Diameter
67 mm / 2.64 in
Size | Diameter
72 mm / 2.83 in
Size | Length
125 mm / 4.92 in
Weight
638 g / 22.54 oz

Function

Angle Of View
24.4° Diagonal | 20.4° Horizontal | 13.7° Vertical
Aperture
f/2.8 ~ f/22
Autofocus
No
Focal Length
100 mm
Focus Type
Internal
Image Stabilization
No
Weather Resistance
No

Performance

Max Magnification
2x
Min Focus Distance
250 mm / 9.84 in

Production

Debut
2018-04-20
Made In
China

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