VENUS OPTICS ANNOUNCES THE LAOWA 100MM F/2.8 2X ULTRA MACRO LENS FOR CANON RF AND NIKON Z CAMERAS
Following on the from the Sony E mount version released last summer, the Nikon and Canon versions are now available from B&H Photo for $449. Venus Optics is proud to mention that the Canon EF and Nikon F-mount versions were recently awarded “Best DSLR Macro Lens” by the Technical Image Press Association (TIPA).
- Angle of view: 24.4°
- Aperture range: f/2.8 to 22
- Lens Structure: 12 elements in 10 groups
- Aperture Blades: 13
- Minimum Focusing Distance: 9.72” (24.7cm) (2x magnification)
- Maximum Magnification: 2:1 (2x)
- Filter Thread: 67 mm
- Diameter: 2.83 ” (72 mm)
- Length: 6.1 “ (155 mm)
- Weight: 1.4 lb (650 g)
While most telephoto macro lenses typically focus at 1:1, the Loawa 100mm f/2.8 lens also offers 2:1. In addition, it can also focus to infinity, making it a viable option for product and portrait photography.
Venus Optics explains that chromatic aberration has been controlled thanks to the use of two extra-low dispersion elements. To find out more information and see sample images, check out the Venus Lens website.
With macro photography being suddenly popular, this could make a relatively affordable addition to your lens line-up. Will you be investing? Leave a comment below.