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Venus Optics Laowa 85mm f/5.6 2x Ultra Macro APO Lens (Sony E)

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Venus Optics Laowa 85mm f/5.6 2x Ultra Macro APO Lens (Sony E)
Key Features
  • E-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/5.6 to f/22
  • Apochromatic Design, Three ED Elements
  • 2:1 Maximum Magnification
Super compact and super close focusing, the Laowa 85mm f/5.6 2x Ultra Macro APO, from Venus Optics, is a short-tele prime offering an impressive 2:1 reproduction ratio for high-magnification macro shooting. Beyond close-focusing, high-magnification performance, this Sony E-mount lens is also distinguished by its sleek and lightweight design and its ability to focus to infinity, making it a versatile choice for walk-around use and portrait subjects, as well.
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Venus Optics Laowa 85mm f/5.6 2x Ultra Macro ... Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Close-Up Shooting with 2x Maximum Magnification
  • 3Apochromatic Optics
  • 4Compact and Portable Design
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Super compact and super close focusing, the Laowa 85mm f/5.6 2x Ultra Macro APO, from Venus Optics, is a short-tele prime offering an impressive 2:1 reproduction ratio for high-magnification macro shooting. Beyond close-focusing, high-magnification performance, this Sony E-mount lens is also distinguished by its sleek and lightweight design and its ability to focus to infinity, making it a versatile choice for walk-around use and portrait subjects, as well.

Close-Up Shooting with 2x Maximum Magnification

This lens's calling card is its 2:1 maximum magnification ratio, which permits photographing at greater-than-life-size scale with a minimum focusing distance of 6.4". Not limited to just specialized close-up applications, the lens also focuses to infinity, making it a versatile choice for both macro and portraiture subjects.

Apochromatic Optics

The optical layout includes three extra-low dispersion (ED) glass elements, which greatly reduce chromatic aberrations and color fringing for high color accuracy and clarity. This apochromatic design is especially beneficial when working throughout the focusing range for accurate and consistent color with both close-up and distant subjects.

Compact and Portable Design

  • Compared to conventional macro lenses, this lens has an especially sleek and lightweight design.
  • Modest f/5.6 maximum aperture contributes to the sleek form factor.
  • Designed for full-frame Sony E-mount mirrorless cameras, this lens is also suitable for APS-C-format cameras and provides a 127.5mm-equivalent focal length.
  • Manual focus operation is benefitted by an internal focusing design that maintains the overall lens length during operation for easier positioning at close-range.

Venus Optics Laowa 85mm f/5.6 2x Ultra Macro ... Specs

Focal Length85mm
Maximum Aperturef/5.6
Minimum Aperturef/22
Lens MountSony E
Lens Format CoverageFull-Frame
Angle of View28.55°
Minimum Focus Distance6.4" / 16.3 cm
Maximum Magnification2x
Macro Reproduction Ratio2:1
Optical Design13 Elements in 9 Groups
Diaphragm Blades7
Focus TypeManual Focus
Image StabilizationNo
Filter Size46 mm (Front)
Dimensions (ø x L)2.1 x 3.2" / 53 x 81 mm
Weight10.3 oz / 291 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight1.26 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)6.5 x 4.5 x 4.1"

Venus Optics Laowa 85mm f/5.6 2x Ultra Macro ... Reviews

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