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Venus Optics Laowa 100mm f/2.8 2X Ultra Macro APO Lens for Sony E

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Venus Optics Laowa 100mm f/2.8 2X Ultra Macro APO Lens for Sony E
Key Features
  • E-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 Sony E-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 suits its macro capabilities, which permit working with subjects as close as 2:1 with a minimum focusing distance of 9.7".
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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 Sony E-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 suits its macro capabilities, which permit working with subjects as close as 2:1 with a minimum focusing distance of 9.7".

Telephoto prime is designed for full-frame Sony E-mount mirrorless cameras and can also be used with APS-C models where it will provide a 150mm 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, aids in precise focusing control.
A 13-blade diaphragm contributes to a pleasing bokeh quality.

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

Focal Length100mm
Maximum Aperturef/2.8
Minimum Aperturef/22
Lens MountSony E
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 Blades13
Focus TypeManual Focus
Image StabilizationNo
Filter Size67 mm (Front)
Dimensions (ø x L)2.83 x 6.1" / 72 x 155 mm
Weight1.4 lb / 638 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight2.45 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)8.5 x 5.25 x 5"

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

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!!

Best macro lens

By Jessica
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-04-25

I own the canon 100mm macro lens, which is great, however I was getting frustrated not being able to get as close as I wanted to certain subjects or details. When I learned about Laowa 100mm 2:1 lens, it really only took a month for me to decide I needed to give it a shot (haha get the pun?). There was a slight learning curve going back to a fully manual lens, but let's be honest, you really should take time to practice and learn any new lens you purchase. In no time I was loving the unique images from this lens paired with my Canon R6.

My first third part lens

By Dennis
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-04-19

Macro photography is my favorite and this lens does not disappoint. I sold my Canon RF 85mm F2 and use the Laowa instead. It is very easy to focus and I love the auto aperture the EF to RF converter affords on my R6. Five if the six attached pics are from the Magnolia out front of my house.

Great image quality so-so build quality

By Joseph
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2022-04-13

The pros of this lens is that it produces a good sharp image and you can get REALLY close. Its a true macro but also gives you the ability to shoot it as if its 1:1. My Sigma Art 105mm macro is a great lens but its just not close enough. I've found myself cropping alot with that lens but with this lens you can get as close as your heart desires. My worries about this lens is when its mounted there is a little bit of play back and fourth and the focus ring isn't the smoothest. I can't complain much bc the lens is pretty cheap for what it does but I do wish it felt more secure on the camera & the ring wasn't so grindy.

Great lens!

By Laurence
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-03-09

I bought this to get my feet wet in macro photography and didn't have the highest expectations because of the price point. I was also concerned about the manual focusing. I put it on the camera and was instantly blown away. It's incredibly sharp so focussing isn't an issue except on the tightest macros, which is more about me holding still enough with the tiny depth of field. I discovered that I prefer manual focus for macro work. Another big plus is the boceh...gorgeous - see attached. While it is a beautiful lens for portraits, I may not use it just because of the manual focus. The Canon R5's eye tracking makes me a better photographer than I could ever be full manual.

God bless it's APO

By Sebastian
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-02-19

I used to use this for macro work exclusively, and then the astro bug bit me and it's been perfect as a wide field telescope. Focus is smooth and damped, and stays reliably in star focus without needing tape (usually). I'd recommend using with a Luminance filter at least to remove IR defocus, but otherwise can't recommend enough. Between this and the 135 f/2 from Rokinon, it's never been easier to get good images of wide field objects

Sharp, Well-Built Lens - Great Value

By Robert
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-05-06

The Laowa 100mm, combined with the Sony A7IV, represents a great macro solution. This lens is built like a tank. The ability to zoom in at 2:1 offers an advantage over most other macro lens offerings. I found the Laowa to be incredibly sharp from f/2.8 - f/11. Even at f/16, diffraction barely impacts photo quality. The Focus Peaking and Zoom features on the Sony A7IV work well with the Laowa to ensure your subject is in focus. Macro photography with a manual-focus lens such as the Laowa does require some patience and practice, however, so expect to spend some time refining your technique. The only improvements I would suggest would be: 1. A slightly firmer clicking mechanism for the aperture ring and, 2. Changing the gear ratio of the manual focus ring to provide more incremental adjustments.

Accessible entry into macro photography!

By Christopher
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-05-05

The Laowa 100mm is a nice investment for someone who is looking to upgrade out of the kit lens. I've been eyeing this lens for almost a year, and after seeing reviews and breakdowns, this lens is well worth it. The manual focus is a great exercise in pushing camera users to learn the in's and out's of their camera settings and more. I encourage any user who wishes to pick up this lens to take into consideration your familiarity with (1) ISO, lighting and settings, (2) and hand strength and control. Any little movement will greatly affect the blur / sharpness radius of your subject whether it's an insect, flower, or other knick-knack.

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