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Laowa 100mm f/2.8 2X Ultra Macro APO

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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.

Ratings

What we found

Neofiliac score 59%
Pros
  • High 2x maximum magnification
  • Apochromatic design
Cons
  • Lacks weather sealing
  • Quite long, though not expectedly so

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