Laowa 100mm f/2.8 2x Macro APO now comes in Nikon Z and Canon RF mounts

Laowa 100mm f/2.8 2x Macro APO for Canon RF
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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.

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 the lens offers an effective focal length of 150mm.

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The editor of Digital Camera World, James has 21 years experience as a journalist and started working in the photographic industry in 2014 (as an assistant to Damian McGillicuddy, who succeeded David Bailey as Principal Photographer for Olympus). In this time he shot for clients like Aston Martin Racing, Elinchrom and L'Oréal, in addition to shooting campaigns and product testing for Olympus, and providing training for professionals. This has led him to being a go-to expert for camera and lens reviews, photo and lighting tutorials, as well as industry news, rumors and analysis for publications like Digital Camera MagazinePhotoPlus: The Canon MagazineN-Photo: The Nikon MagazineDigital Photographer and Professional Imagemaker, as well as hosting workshops and talks at The Photography Show. He also serves as a judge for the Red Bull Illume Photo Contest. An Olympus and Canon shooter, he has a wealth of knowledge on cameras of all makes – and a fondness for vintage lenses and instant cameras.