Venus Optics Laowa 85mm f5.6 2x Ultra Macro APO for Sony FE, Canon RF, Nikon M, and Leica M

Laowa has already made it clear double magnification with the 100mm f2.8 2X, and 50mm f2.8 2X Ultra Macro APO lenses that Venus Optics wants to become more involved in the field of special lenses. Venus Optics has now introduced Laowa 85mm f5.6 2x Ultra Macro APO lens for Sony FE, Canon RF, Nikon M, and Leica M mirrorless full-frame cameras, currently the smallest and lightest 2-fold macro lens on the market.

Venus Optics Laowa 85mm f5.6 2x Ultra Macro APO

The compact 2: 1 telephoto macro lens for mirrorless full-format cameras has an angle of view of 28.55 degrees and, with a focal length of 85 mm, can be used in a wide range of areas up to twice the magnification. Depending on the camera connection, it weighs just 289 to 314 grams with a diameter of 53mm and a length of only 78mm. Therefore, it is ideal to always take with you in the photo bag.

The 13 lens elements in 9 groups (high quality 3 ED lenses) and the apochromatic correction (APO) reduce the chromatic aberration to a minimum. The lens can be used both as a macro lens with a close-up limit of 16.3cm or as a portrait lens with a gentle bokeh. The internal focusing prevents accidental contact between the lens and the object. In addition, it also protects against the ingress of dust, for example. The Leica M version includes a focus limit display for the rangefinder field of view. The focus and the aperture are set manually.

Price and availability

The Venus Optics Laowa 85mm f5.6 2x Ultra Macro APO lens for Sony FE, Canon RF, and Nikon M cost $449, and the Leica M variant costs $499. All are now available to pre-order on the Bphotovideo.com website.

Laowa 85mm f5.6 2x Ultra Macro APO specifications

Venus Optics Laowa 85mm f5.6 2x Ultra Macro APO
  • Focal length: 85 mm
  • Mounts: Sony E, Leica M, Nikon Z, Canon RF
  • Angle of view: 28.55 °
  • Sensor type: Full format
  • Maximum aperture: f/5.6
  • Minimum aperture: f/22
  • Aperture blades: 7
  • Aperture setting: Manually
  • Aperture ring: Stepless
  • Optical structure: 13 elements in 9 groups
  • Focus: manually
  • Close focus limit: 16.3 cm
  • Reproduction scale: 2: 1
  • Filter thread: 46 mm
  • Dimensions: 72 x 83 mm
  • Weight: 291 g (Sony E), 289 g (Leica M), 314 g (Nikon Z), 310 g (Canon RF)

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