Venus Optics Details Laowa 100mm f/2.8 2X Ultra Macro APO Lens

Venus Optics has revealed the latest addition to its lineup of Laowa lenses, the 100mm f/2.8 2X Ultra Macro APO Lens. Units are now available for pre-order for Sony E, Nikon F, and Canon EF mounts via B&H Photo-Video at an MSRP of $449. Shipments are expected to launch at the beginning of June.

The Laowa 100mm f/2.8 2X Ultra Macro APO Lens is a short-telephoto prime with 2:1 maximum magnification and a 9.7" minimum focusing distance. In addition, the device features an apochromatic design with 12 elements in 10 groups, including a pair of low dispersion elements to remove chromatic aberrations and color fringing.

The Sony E model incorporates a 13-balde diaphragm, the Canon EF model uses a 9-blade diaphragm, and the Nikon F model offers a 7-blade diaphragm for pleasing bokeh. Finally, the Canon EF version also includes an integrated CPU chip and aperture control motor.


Here's a full rundown of key specs per Venus Optics and B&H Photo-Video:

• Aperture Range: f/2.8 to f/22
• Two Low Dispersion Elements
• Maximum Magnification: 2:1
• Minimum Focusing Distance: 9.7"
• Manual Focus Design
• 13-Blade Diaphragm (Sony E)
• 9-Blade Diaphragm (Canon EF)
• 7-Blade Diaphragm (Nikon F)