The Laowa 100mm f/2.8 2X Ultra-Macro APO is the 2nd member of Laowa 2:1 macro line-up (first on was the Laowa 60mm f/2.8 2:1). This 100mm features an apochromatic (APO) characteristic that chromatic aberration at both ‘in-focus’ & ‘out-of-focus’ are both invisible.
This lens can cover full frame sensor size and focus from 2:1 magnification to infinity. It has a similar physical size to other 100mm Macro lens in the market but its wider magnification range allows macro photographers to capture subjects at any sizes. This 100mm f/2.8 lens can also focus to infinity and serve as a portrait lens.
The number of aperture blades curiously depends on the camera mount: 9 blades at Canon, 7 at Nikon, 13 at Sony FE.
Canon version is equipped with a CPU chip and motor for aperture control via the camera. The lens is not currently compatible with electronic adapters.
A Tripod Collar is also available, but it must be purchased separately.
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Posted by: Andreas Lindemann Date of publication: 05.08.2019