Venus Optics Laowa 65mm f/2.8 2x Ultra Macro APO Lens for FUJIFILM X

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Venus Optics Laowa 65mm f/2.8 2x Ultra Macro APO Lens for FUJIFILM X
Key Features
  • X-Mount Lens/APS-C Format
  • 97.5mm (35mm Equivalent)
  • Aperture Range: f/2.8 to f/22
  • Three Extra-Low Dispersion Elements
Close-focusing, apochromatic, and compact, the Laowa 65mm f/2.8 2x Ultra Macro APO from Venus Optics is a sleek telephoto prime designed for APS-C-format FUJIFILM X-mount mirrorless cameras. Its macro design enables a greater-than-life-size 2:1 maximum magnification along with a 6.7" minimum focusing distance to suit working with close subjects. In regard to the optics, it uses three extra-low dispersion elements to greatly reduce color fringing and chromatic aberrations in order 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.
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Venus Optics Laowa 65mm f/2.8 2x Ultra Macro Overview

Close-focusing, apochromatic, and compact, the Laowa 65mm f/2.8 2x Ultra Macro APO from Venus Optics is a sleek telephoto prime designed for APS-C-format FUJIFILM X-mount mirrorless cameras. Its macro design enables a greater-than-life-size 2:1 maximum magnification along with a 6.7" minimum focusing distance to suit working with close subjects. In regard to the optics, it uses three extra-low dispersion elements to greatly reduce color fringing and chromatic aberrations in order 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.

Telephoto prime is designed for APS-C-format FUJIFILM X-mount mirrorless cameras and provides a 97.5mm equivalent focal length.
Featuring an apochromatic designation, this lens uses three 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 6.7" 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.
Internal focusing maintains the overall length of the lens during use for easier use, especially when working with nearby subjects.
A nine-blade diaphragm contributes to a pleasing bokeh quality.
UPC: 694048670129

Venus Optics Laowa 65mm f/2.8 2x Ultra Macro Specs

Focal Length65mm (35mm Equivalent Focal Length: 97.5mm)
Maximum Aperturef/2.8
Minimum Aperturef/22
Lens MountFUJIFILM X
Format CompatibilityAPS-C
Angle of View24.4°
Minimum Focus Distance6.69" / 17 cm
Maximum Magnification2x
Macro Reproduction Ratio2:1
Optical Design14 Elements in 10 Groups
Diaphragm Blades9
Focus TypeManual Focus
Image StabilizationNo
Filter Size52 mm (Front)
Dimensions (ø x L)2.24 x 3.94" / 57 x 100 mm
Weight11.82 oz / 335 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight1.455 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)6.4 x 4.4 x 4.1"
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