Laowa has announced that its 100mm f/2.8 2:1 Ultra Macro APO lens is now available in Nikon Z and Canon RF mounts. The full-frame lens was launched in spring last year on Sony FE, Nikon F and Canon EF mounts. The lens provides, as its name suggests, a 2:1 twice-lifesize magnification ratio – allowing photographers to focus in on microscopic detail. This is twice the magnification available with standard macro lenses (opens in new tab).
The 100mm f/2.8 lens is not just suitable for close-ups of insects and flowers, as it its focal length and fast maximum aperture make it a great choice for portraiture on full-frame Nikon Z6/Z7 and Canon EOS R/RP mirrorless bodies. Used on a Nikon Z50 (opens in new tab) the lens offers an effective focal length of 150mm.
The new manual focus variants of the lens share the same optical construction as the Sony FE mount version released last year.
Focal length: 100mm
Image stabilization: No
Max. aperture: f/2.8
Minimum aperture: f/22
Angle of view: 24.4°
Lens construction: 12 elements in 10 groups
Aperture blades: 13 (Canon RF, Nikon Z, Sony FE), 9 (Canon EF), 7 (Nikon F),
Minimum focus: 24.7cm
Max. magnification: 2:1
Filter thread: 67mm
Dimensions: 72 x 155 mm (Sony E, Canon RF, Nikon Z), 72 x 125 mm (Canon EF, Nikon F)
Weight: 650g (Sony E, Canon RF, Nikon Z) 638g (Canon EF, Nikon F)
Mounts: Canon EF / Canon RF/ Nikon Z / Nikon F / Sony FE
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Pricing and availability(opens in new tab)
Venus Optics, the manufacturers of the Laowa brand, tells us that the Nikon Z and Canon RF versions of the 100mm f/2.8 2:1 Ultra Macro APO lens are now ready to ship. The price is expected to be $449 / £469.
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