Another macro lens for Nikon Z cameras! Laowa 65mm f/2.8 2x Macro APO

Laowa 65mm f/2.8 2X Macro APO
(Image credit: Venus Optics)

UPDATE: If you've been waiting for another macro lens option for your mirrorless Nikon, the wait it over! Venus Optics has brought the rather good Laowa 65mm f/2.8 2x Ultra Macro APO to the Z mount. 

Until now the best Nikon Z lenses were almost entirely absent of macro lenses, but the Laowa 65mm f/2.8 2x Ultra Macro APO is the second native option for the system (after the Meike MK-85mm f/2.8 Macro). What's more, it features a 2:1 reproduction ratio – meaning that it will make objects appear twice as large as their real-life size. 

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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.