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Venus Optics Laowa 65mm f/2.8 2x Ultra Macro APO Lens for Sony E

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Venus Optics Laowa 65mm f/2.8 2x Ultra Macro APO Lens for Sony E
Key Features
  • E-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 Sony E-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

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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 Sony E-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 Sony E-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.

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

Key Specs
Focal Length
65mm (35mm Equivalent: 97.5mm)
Maximum Aperture
f/2.8
Lens Mount
Sony E
Lens Format Coverage
APS-C
Focus Type
Manual Focus
Image Stabilization
No
Filter Size
52 mm (Front)
Maximum Aperture
f/2.8
Minimum Aperture
f/22
Lens Mount
Sony E
Lens Format Coverage
APS-C
Angle of View
24.4°
Minimum Focus Distance
6.69" / 17 cm
Maximum Magnification
2x
Macro Reproduction Ratio
2:1
Optical Design
14 Elements in 10 Groups
Diaphragm Blades
9
Focus Type
Manual Focus
Image Stabilization
No
Filter Size
52 mm (Front)
Dimensions (ø x L)
2.24 x 3.94" / 57 x 100 mm
Weight
11.82 oz / 335 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight
1.465 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
6.3 x 4.4 x 4.1"

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

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How well does this lens work with a Sony A6400?

How well does this lens work with a Sony A6400?
Asked by: Judy
The Venus Optics Laowa 65mm f/2.8 2x Ultra Macro APO Lens for Sony E is a sharp lens that is compatible with the Sony a6500. The lens will have teh same angle of view as a 97.5mm on a full frame camera. The minimum focus distance is 6.69". At this distance you will get a 2:1 2X life size image.
Answered by: Lawrence C
Date published: 2021-06-18

Does it work with Sony full frame such as A7iii ...

Does it work with Sony full frame such as A7iii under super 35mm mode? Thanks.
Asked by: Ke
Yes, it will. :) Super35 mode on the A7-series cameras will set the sensor to an APS-C format.
Answered by: Jeremy
Date published: 2021-01-24

Does this lens come with a UV filter, just like ...

Does this lens come with a UV filter, just like the 100mm APO ?
Asked by: Leon
No. A UV filter would not be included with this Venus Optics Laowa 65mm f/2.8 2x Ultra Macro APO Lens for Sony E.
Answered by: Moe
Date published: 2022-04-07

If you use this lens with a full frame camera, ...

If you use this lens with a full frame camera, like the Sony a7iv, do you still get the same 2x magnification?
Asked by: John
Yes the Venus Optics Laowa 65mm f/2.8 2x Ultra Macro APO Lens for Sony E is compatible with a full frame camera such as the Sony A7IV. The 2x magnification is a macro focusing specification and does not refer a crop factor.
Answered by: Dan W
Date published: 2023-09-14

Does this lens come with a lens hood?

Does this lens come with a lens hood?
Asked by: Fran
A lens hood is not included with the Venus Optics Laowa 65mm f/2.8 2x Ultra Macro APO Lens for Sony E.
Answered by: Boyd H
Date published: 2023-09-14

How long is the lens at maximum extension?

How long is the lens at maximum extension?
Asked by: Kenneth
Being that the Laowa 65mm f/2.8 2X Ultra Macro APO Lens has internal focusing, the length of the barrel would not change.
Answered by: Kirk
Date published: 2022-04-26

The Canon M50 has no shutter setting - page 5 of ...

The Canon M50 has no shutter setting - page 5 of Shooting Settings has 3 items (all are off) - MF Peaking, AF-assist, Lens electronic MF - these are off. I can never take a photo with this lens on the M50?
Asked by: Jon
The solution proposed for the Canon camera also is needed to make my Fujufilm X-Pro2 and X-Pro3 cameras take the exposure. Unless I set for a release without a lens mounted, the camera will not fire. Once I set it to fire without a lens mounted (although the Laowa IS mounted), it makes the exposure. Aperature is not shown in the viewfinder, but the effect of the aperature is seen in the viewfinder and exposure.
Answered by: James
Date published: 2024-04-11

Is it good for taking photos of engagement ring ...

Is it good for taking photos of engagement ring with 2mm stones?
Asked by: Belen
Being that its minimum focusing distance is 6.7 inches, the Venus Optics Laowa 65mm f/2.8 2x Ultra Macro APO Lens for FUJIFILM X would be an excellent choice to shoot an engagement ring with 2mm stones.
Answered by: Kirk
Date published: 2023-02-08
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