After the announcement of the Laowa 17mm F1.8 micro four third lens back in December last year, now the new Laowa 65mm f/2.8 2x Macro APO Lens is the first macro lens that Venus Optics has developed for systems other than full-frame. This is the only macro lens on the market designed specifically for mirrorless cameras and capable of offering 2:1 magnification with a minimum focusing distance of 17 cm.
The optical design of the Laowa 65mm F2.8 2X Ultra Macro contains three extra-low dispersion elements to minimize chromatic aberrations throughout the frame. The lens can eliminate both lateral and longitudinal chromatic aberrations in the frame, which means that aberration in both the “in focus” and in the “out of focus” region is almost invisible to the naked eye.
Optimized APS-C images provide “stunning detail and center-to-contrast,” even with a wide aperture. This professional lens provides, according to the manufacturer, “exceptional resolution and sharpness.”
Laowa 65mm f/2.8 2x Macro APO Lens is an amazingly lightweight, compact and versatile lens that has an internal focus design to maintain the overall length of the lens during use. Due to its lightweight and compactness, macro lovers will find it a great companion for nature photography while traveling.
Price and Availability
Venus Optics Laowa 65mm f/2.8 2x Ultra Macro APO Lens for Fujifilm X, Sony E and Canon M is now available to pre-order via the Bhphotovideo.com online store at a price of $399.00.
Laowa 65mm f/2.8 2x Macro APO Specifications
- Focal length: 97.5 mm
- Mount: Fuji X/Sony E/Canon EF-
- Maximum aperture: f/2.8
- Field of view: 24.4°
- Format Compatibility: APS-C
- Lens structure: 14 elements in 10 groups (3 extra-low dispersion elements)
- Aperture blades: 9
- Minimum Focus Distance: 17 cm
- Max magnification : 2:1
- Filter thread: 52 mm
- Dimensions: Ø57 x 100 mm
- Weight: 335 g