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Venus Optics Laowa 100mm f/2.8 2X Ultra Macro APO Lens for Canon EF (Auto Aperture)

BH #VE100288C • MFR #VE100288C
Venus Optics
Venus Optics Laowa 100mm f/2.8 2X Ultra Macro APO Lens for Canon EF (Auto Aperture)
Key Features
  • EF-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/2.8 to f/22
  • Two Low Dispersion Elements
  • Maximum Magnification: 2:1
Characterized by its close-focusing capabilities and apochromatic design, the Canon EF-mount Laowa 100mm f/2.8 2X Ultra Macro APO from Venus Optics is a unique and versatile short-telephoto prime. Featuring a pair of low dispersion elements, color fringing and chromatic aberrations have been virtually eliminated throughout the focusing range in order to achieve high clarity and color accuracy. The lens has a manual focus design to suit its macro capabilities, which permit working with subjects as close as 2:1 with a minimum focusing distance of 9.7". A 9-blade diaphragm contributes to a pleasing bokeh quality.
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Venus Optics Laowa 100mm f/2.8 2X Ultra Macro... Overview

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Characterized by its close-focusing capabilities and apochromatic design, the Canon EF-mount Laowa 100mm f/2.8 2X Ultra Macro APO from Venus Optics is a unique and versatile short-telephoto prime. Featuring a pair of low dispersion elements, color fringing and chromatic aberrations have been virtually eliminated throughout the focusing range in order to achieve high clarity and color accuracy. The lens has a manual focus design to suit its macro capabilities, which permit working with subjects as close as 2:1 with a minimum focusing distance of 9.7". A 9-blade diaphragm contributes to a pleasing bokeh quality.

Telephoto prime is designed for full-frame Canon EF-mount cameras, however can also be used with APS-C models where it will provide a 160mm equivalent focal length.
Featuring an apochromatic designation, this lens uses a pair of low dispersion elements to effectively eliminate chromatic aberrations and color fringing for greater clarity and accurate rendering.
Greater-than-life-size 2:1 maximum magnification pairs with a 9.7" minimum focusing distance to suit working with close-up subjects.
Manual focus design, along with focus distance and depth of field scales, aid in precise focusing control.
A 9-blade diaphragm contributes to a pleasing bokeh quality.
This Canon EF version features a dedicated aperture control motor, along with an integrated CPU chip, to permit automated aperture adjustment via the camera body as well as the ability to transfer Exif data from the lens to the camera.

Venus Optics Laowa 100mm f/2.8 2X Ultra Macro... Specs

Focal Length100mm
Maximum Aperturef/2.8
Minimum Aperturef/22
Lens MountCanon EF
Lens Format CoverageFull-Frame
Angle of View24.4°
Minimum Focus Distance9.72" / 24.7 cm
Maximum Magnification2x
Macro Reproduction Ratio2:1
Optical Design12 Elements in 10 Groups
Diaphragm Blades9
Focus TypeManual Focus
Image StabilizationNo
Filter Size67 mm (Front)
Dimensions (ø x L)2.83 x 4.92" / 72 x 125 mm
Weight1.4 lb / 638 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight2.635 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)8.6 x 5.3 x 5"

Venus Optics Laowa 100mm f/2.8 2X Ultra Macro... Reviews

Definitely a good choice

By Harri
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-07-17

I bought the lens a couple of weeks ago and have used it quite a bit now. Easy to use, although only manual focus works with a Nikon camera. I use the lens with a Nikon D850. Just add more studying and shooting objects, and I think the pictures will get even better. Absolute purchase recommendation.

WOW!

By William
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-06-13

I have been looking for a macro lens that I could use for other than macro photography and the Venus Optics Laowa 100mm f2.8 2X Ultra Macro APO lens fits that bill perfectly. Again B&H photo had the best lens I could have imagined at the right price. As a 100mm lens it is sharp and easy to use and as a macro it is unsurpassed. My use of this great lens has been limited as I was sidelined with serious heart surgery that i still am recovering but I did get to use it enough to know that I have exactly what I want thanks to Venus Optics and B&H photo.

tack sharp 2x

By Daniel
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-05-22

What great macro lens! I have the canon version with auto aperture, and manual focus. I have found it to be very sharp even at f16, although a flash is required when stepped down that far. Setting the focus ring to the magnification you want and then moving the camera to focus has worked very well. having loads of fun with this lens.

Wasn't expecting much

By Nina
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-05-22

After shooting with Canon L and Sony macro lenses I wasn't expecting much from this lower priced lens. I've been impressed and the 2x aspect is very beneficial at times. If you don't need AF this is a strong consideration.

Excellent lens

By Arnold
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-05-20

This lens is everything Laowa promises it to be. Please see the picture I have uploaded so see how sharp this lens is while rendering saturated colors. Yes, it is a manual lens and it requires a tripod to achieve best results, but this lens is also excellent for subjects other than macro photography. Congrats Laowa! I can highly recommend this lens with confidence.

Amazing macro lens!!

By Michael L.
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-05-14

I've been shooting macro since 2009 and using a great Sigma 150mm 2.8 Macro lens and have produced some amazing images. I purchased the Laowa 100mm 2.8 Macro 2x after watching and reading so many great reviews about the lens. Well...I have to say that this lens is SHARP and produces beautiful images with good contrast and colors on my Canon EOS body. If you are into macro photography....Get yourself one of these Venus Optics Laowa 100mm f/2.8 2X Ultra Macro APO Lens...You won't regret it!! This lens works for portraits and many other types of images also. I will note that the lens has a learning curve for beginners but is easily learned and very usable if effort is given. Great and beautifully sharp macro lens!!

Excellent macro

By David
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-07-15

Works well with my Z's

Sharp images at a great price

By Phillip
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2022-06-23

I use this as a studio lens with a StackShot. Impressive images at the price point. A bit bulky and heavy so I will use a different lens for field work. A chip to communicate make, model, focal length and aperture would raise it to 5 stars.

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