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Venus Optics Laowa 100mm f/2.8 2X Ultra Macro APO Lens for Canon RF

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Venus Optics Laowa 100mm f/2.8 2X Ultra Macro APO Lens for Canon RF
Key Features
  • RF-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 RF-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's manual focus design also suits its macro capabilities, which permit working with subjects as close as 2:1 with a minimum focusing distance of 9.7". Additionally, a 13-blade diaphragm contributes to a pleasing bokeh quality.
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Venus Optics Laowa 100mm f/2.8 2X Ultra Macro... Overview

Characterized by its close-focusing capabilities and apochromatic design, the Canon RF-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's manual focus design also suits its macro capabilities, which permit working with subjects as close as 2:1 with a minimum focusing distance of 9.7". Additionally, a 13-blade diaphragm contributes to a pleasing bokeh quality.

Telephoto prime is designed for full-frame Canon RF-mount mirrorless cameras.
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 MountCanon RF
Format CompatibilityFull-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 Weight2.725 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)8.5 x 5.2 x 5"
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