The Venus Optics, known for its high-quality Laowa lens optics, is striving to fill the lack of optical solutions for the new Nikon Z camera. Laowa is, although manual, but always interesting and high-quality optical solutions, while relatively inexpensive. This time, the Laowa 65mm F2.8 2x Ultra Macro APO for Nikon Z mount is now available to buy.
The fairly lightweight and compact Laowa 65mm F2.8 2x Nikon Macro lens with 2x magnification has been on sale for Fuji X, Sony E, and Canon EF-M mount cameras for over a year now, and now they have a version for Nikon Z cameras.
The new Laowa Macro lens enables a 2:1 maximum magnification along with a 6.7″ minimum focusing distance to suit working with close subjects. It uses three extra-low dispersion elements to greatly reduce color fringing and chromatic aberrations to achieve a high degree of clarity and color accuracy.
Additionally, it is a manual focus lens, with an internal focusing design, and has a nine-blade diaphragm to contribute to a smooth bokeh quality to suit shallow depth of field applications.
Laowa 65mm F2.8 2x Ultra Macro APO Specifications
- Focal Length: 65mm (35mm Equivalent Focal Length: 97.5mm)
- Maximum Aperture: f/2.8
- Minimum Aperture: f/22
- Lens Mount: Nikon Z
- Format Compatibility: APS-C
- Angle of View: 24.4°
- Minimum Focus Distance: 17 cm
- Maximum Magnification: 2x
- Macro Reproduction Ratio: 2:1
- Optical Design: 14 Elements in 10 Groups
- Diaphragm Blades: 9
- Focus Type: Manual Focus
- Image Stabilization: No
- Front Filter Size: 52 mm
- Dimensions: 57 x 100 mm
- Weight: 11.82 oz / 335 g
Price and availability
Venus Optics Laowa 65mm F2.8 2x Ultra Macro APO for Nikon Z is now available to pre-order on the Bhphotovideo.com website for $399.
Alongside the Laowa 65mm F2.8 2x Ultra Macro APO for Nikon Z, Venus Optics has now also made available the Laowa 11mm F4.5 FF RL for Canon RF mount. The lens has a 126 ° field of view, and special elements in the optical design are designed to minimize aberration and distortion and is priced at $699.