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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

By B&H Photo's

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

Fantastically Unique

By Nathan
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2023-02-07

I needed a macro lens to shoot product photos of fishing flies. I did a lot of research and this one stood far above the rest in its price range. I can get beautiful, crisp images with this lens - the price trade off comes in with the lack of auto-focus and image stabilization. This is no problem for my needs, but will be a hurdle for anyone who needs to be able to shoot without a tripod.

fantastic lens

By Theodoros
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2023-01-12

fantastic lens

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.

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.

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.

great

By Theodoros
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2023-02-01

great

Amazing for DSLR scanning

By Michael
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2023-02-01

Ultra sharp and detailed lens when used to digitize film. Scans won't need sharpening if you're using good glass to shoot film. The focus throw could be a bit longer specially at 2x macro, but it's not a problem for scanning. It's also a good telephoto for portraits.

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What is the actual length of the Sony version?

What is the actual length of the Sony version?
Asked by: Daniel
The Venus Optics Laowa 100mm f/2.8 2X Ultra Macro APO Lens for Sony E measures 6.1".
Answered by: Kirk
Date published: 2022-10-24

Hi, is this lens suitable for Sony Alpha A7SII?

Hi, is this lens suitable for Sony Alpha A7SII?
Asked by: Andres
Yes, it would work fine.
Answered by: Marcus
Date published: 2020-11-02

Dose this lens fit and suitable to Sony a6500?

Dose this lens fit and suitable to Sony a6500?
Asked by: Saeed
This lens is designed for a full-frame sensor so on the smaller sensor of the a6500 it will behave hike a 150mm lens.
Answered by: Marcus
Date published: 2020-02-05

Will it transfer exif data in a sony a7r iii ?

Will it transfer exif data in a sony a7r iii ?
Asked by: Alexandra
It does not. The Laowa 100mm f/2.8 2x Magnification Ultra-Macro APO does not have electrical contacts and does not transmit EXIF data to the camera.
Answered by: Jeremy
Date published: 2021-06-02

Can this lens focus to Infinity? Or is it only ...

Can this lens focus to Infinity? Or is it only for macro work?
Asked by: micah
Yes, this lens can focus to infinity. This means that you can use the lens for macro work and normal photography. Just be aware that this lens is fully manual.
Answered by: James P
Date published: 2022-10-23

does it come with uv filter ?!

does it come with uv filter ?!
Asked by: Anonymous
Currently it does not come with a filter.
Answered by: Luis L
Date published: 2020-12-03

Is this compatible with sony a7riii

Is this compatible with sony a7riii
Asked by: Alexandra
Yep works great with the A7R III
Answered by: Wayne
Date published: 2021-06-01

Where exactly does the filter attach to the lens. ...

Where exactly does the filter attach to the lens. The inner portion just above the lens itself. Or on the outer sleeve portion?
Asked by: anthony
The lens has a 67mm thread on the front of the housing. To the best of my knowledge, you cannot attach a filter to the inner lens group. I don't know how well this will work with close-up filters.
Answered by: Chris
Date published: 2019-09-18
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