Venus Optics has released the new Laowa FFII 58mm F2.8 CA-Dreamer 2x Macro lens for Sony E, Canon RF, Nikon Z, and Leica L mount mirrorless full-frame cameras. Laowa 58mm F2.8 2X macro lens has a compact size and high optical performance, and macro photography with a twofold increase.
The optical design of the Laowa 58mm F2.8 CA-Dreamer 2x APO Macro consists of 13 elements in 11 groups. It is reported that the optical part of the lens effectively eliminates aberrations, including effectively suppressing the formation of purple and green edges.
An open aperture produces smooth and round bokeh. The closest focusing distance is 18.3cm, and the magnification is 2x and the 13-blade round diaphragm.
The lens is engineered to suppress both longitudinal and lateral chromatic aberration across in-focus & out-of-focus areas. Purple fringing and ghosting are controlled to the minimum throughout the aperture range. The APO design greatly reduces your post-editing time substantially especially in macro photography. It is a very compact and lightweight lens, its dimensions: are 74 x 117 mm, weight – is 548 g.
Price and availability
The new Macro lens is already available to purchase on Adorama.com at $499 for Sony E, Canon RF, Nikon Z, and Leica L mount.
Laowa 58mm F2.8 2X specifications
- Mount: Sony E, Nikon Z, Leica L, Canon RF
- Format: Full Frame
- Focal Length: 58mm
- Aperture Range: f/2.8-22
- Angle of View: 40.9 Degree
- Lens Structure: 14 elements in 11 groups (3 ED glasses, 3 glasses with Ultra-High Refractive Index)
- Aperture Blades: 13
- Min. Shooting Distance: 7.28″ (18.5cm)
- Max. Magnification: 2x
- Focusing: Manual (MF)
- Filter Size: 67mm
- Dimensions: 74 x 117mm
- Weight: 20.98 oz / 595g
Earlier this year, Venus Optics introduced the Laowa 90mm f2.8 2x Ultra Macro APO for full-frame mirrorless cameras. The ultra macro lens turned out to be compact and at the same time, supports 2: 1 magnification and high-quality optical characteristics.
The new Laowa 90mm f2.8 2x Ultra Macro APO lens is priced at $499 and is available on the Adorama.com store.