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Venus Optics Laowa 65mm f/2.8 2x Ultra Macro APO Lens for Canon RF

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Venus Optics Laowa 65mm f/2.8 2x Ultra Macro APO Lens for Canon RF
Key Features
  • RF-Mount Lens/APS-C Format
  • 104mm (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 Canon RF-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 Canon RF-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 Canon RF-mount mirrorless cameras and provides a 104mm 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: 104mm)
Maximum Aperture
f/2.8
Lens Mount
Canon RF
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
Canon RF
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
1.535 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
6.8 x 4.4 x 4"

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

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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
Because the Venus Optics Laowa 65mm f/2.8 2x Ultra Macro APO Lens for Canon EF-Mis a manual lens you need to set the camera to "Shooting Without Lens. Find page five of the settings menu (the one with the spanner). Click on Custom Functions. Then hit one of the arrows until the number on top is 3 and you'll see the option 'Release shutter w/o lens'. Select 1:Enable.
Answered by: Lawrence
Date published: 2022-06-01

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

I know there is no EXIF data passed to the camera ...

I know there is no EXIF data passed to the camera but, can you see the lens aperture in the view finder?
Asked by: David
I'm sorry, no, since there are no electronic contacts, you won't be able to see the aperture in the viewfinder.
Answered by: Rob
Date published: 2020-07-23

Will the Laowa 65mm macro lens store its EXIF ...

Will the Laowa 65mm macro lens store its EXIF information in the Fujifilm camera?
Asked by: John
There are no electronic contacts so there will not be any exif info.
Answered by: Rob
Date published: 2021-06-08

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
Date published: 2021-06-18

Can I use Godox Ring48 Flash with Laowa 65mm lens ...

Can I use Godox Ring48 Flash with Laowa 65mm lens ?
Asked by: Ganesh
Yes, the Venus Optics Laowa 65mm f/2.8 2x Ultra Macro APO has a 52mm filter thread. An adapted 52mm ring comes with the Godox RING48 Macro Ring LED Light, allowing you to connect the light to the lens.
Answered by: Davidb
Date published: 2023-11-24

What is the working distance at 2x magnification?

What is the working distance at 2x magnification?
Asked by: Matt
The working distance at 2x is approximately 2".
Answered by: Rob
Date published: 2021-08-28
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