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Venus Optics Laowa 100mm f/2.8 2X Ultra Macro APO Lens for Canon EF (Manual Aperture)

BH #VE10028CM • MFR #VE10028CM
Key Features
  • EF-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 EF-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 suit its macro capabilities, which permit working with subjects as close as 2:1 with a minimum focusing distance of 9.7". A 9-blade diaphragm contributes to a pleasing bokeh quality.
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Venus Optics Laowa 100mm f/2.8 2X Ultra Macro... Overview

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Characterized by its close-focusing capabilities and apochromatic design, the Canon EF-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 suit its macro capabilities, which permit working with subjects as close as 2:1 with a minimum focusing distance of 9.7". A 9-blade diaphragm contributes to a pleasing bokeh quality.

Telephoto prime is designed for full-frame Canon EF-mount cameras, however can also be used with APS-C models where it will provide a 160mm 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, aid in precise focusing control.
A 9-blade diaphragm contributes to a pleasing bokeh quality.

Venus Optics Laowa 100mm f/2.8 2X Ultra Macro... Specs

Key Specs
Focal Length
100mm
Maximum Aperture
f/2.8
Lens Mount
Canon EF
Lens Format Coverage
Full-Frame
Focus Type
Manual Focus
Image Stabilization
No
Filter Size
67 mm (Front)
Maximum Aperture
f/2.8
Minimum Aperture
f/22
Lens Mount
Canon EF
Lens Format Coverage
Full-Frame
Angle of View
24.4°
Minimum Focus Distance
9.72" / 24.7 cm
Maximum Magnification
2x
Macro Reproduction Ratio
2:1
Optical Design
12 Elements in 10 Groups
Diaphragm Blades
9
Focus Type
Manual Focus
Image Stabilization
No
Filter Size
67 mm (Front)
Dimensions (ø x L)
2.8 x 4.9" / 72 x 125 mm
Weight
1.4 lb / 638 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight
2.555 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
9.2 x 5.3 x 5"

Venus Optics Laowa 100mm f/2.8 2X Ultra Macro... Reviews

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I'm new to photography in general and my niche is ...

I'm new to photography in general and my niche is product shots, is the Laowa Auto aperture good for me? Idk if Laowa or Sigma
Asked by: John
The Venus Optics Laowa 100mm f/2.8 2X Ultra Macro APO Lens for Canon EF is a very good lens for macro photography; the Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM Lens is a much better lens.
Answered by: Boyd
Date published: 2023-01-13

How does lens perform with mushroom photography?

How does lens perform with mushroom photography?
Asked by: Joseph
The Venus Optics Laowa 100mm f/2.8 2X Ultra Macro APO Lens for Canon EF (Manual Aperture) is a sharp manual lens that will produce a 2X life size image when you are 9.72" away from the subject. Therefore, this lens is suitable for photographing mushrooms and other small subjects.
Answered by: Lawrence
Date published: 2023-04-21

What is the micro USB port used for on the side ...

What is the micro USB port used for on the side of the lens? I've had this lens for over 6 months and JUST noticed the port
Asked by: Ivy
The USB port on the Venus Optics Laowa 100mm f/2.8 2X Ultra Macro APO Lens for Canon EF (Manual Aperture) is used to update the firmware.
Answered by: Lawrence
Date published: 2023-09-15

Is this a flat field lens?

Is this a flat field lens?
Asked by: Neal
No, the Venus Optics Laowa 100mm f/2.8 2X Ultra Macro APO Lens is not a flat field lens.
Answered by: Kirk
Date published: 2023-03-07

Is this lease compatible with a Canon 80D?

Is this lease compatible with a Canon 80D?
Asked by: Mimi
Yes, the Venus Optics Laowa 100mm f/2.8 2X Ultra Macro APO Lens for Canon EF (Auto Aperture) will mount onto the Canon 80d, but does not maintain autofocus.
Answered by: Ejona G
Date published: 2024-02-19

Do you have tripod collar for this lens ?

Do you have tripod collar for this lens ?
Asked by: Krishna Prasad
I'm sorry, no.
Answered by: Rob
Date published: 2020-12-28

RF 100 macro on R6. I can focus and everything, ...

RF 100 macro on R6. I can focus and everything, but can't shoot. Just got lens today. Is it defective or am I missing a setting? I've tried in AV and M modes.
Asked by: Andrew
Venus Optics Laowa 100mm f/2.8 2X Ultra Macro APO Lens for Canon RF does not have any electronic contacts to comunicate with your Canon EOS R6 mirrorless camera. You would need to enable the camera to shoot without a lens. Please follow the steps below. Menu button - C.Fn4 - Release shutter w/o lens- ON.
Answered by: llinelva
Date published: 2022-08-18

Has anyone used this lens on a MFT camera using a ...

Has anyone used this lens on a MFT camera using a canon EF adapter?
Asked by: John J
Yes, in the sense that lens works well on a FujiFilm X-H1 APS-C sensor with an adapter. By inference it should work in your case. Be sure to keep you receipt in the event you wish to return it should this not be so.
Answered by: Anonymous
Date published: 2022-06-06
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