Anhui China, Apr 20, 2020 – Venus Optics, the camera lenses manufacturer specializes in making unique camera lenses, is proud to announce that the Laowa 100mm f/2.8 2X Ultra Macro APO Lens was awarded the ‘Best DSLR Macro Lens’ TIPA World Awards 2020 by Technical Image Press Association. Venus Optics is the first Chinese lens manufacturer getting this prestigious award in TIPA history. This is also the second international award received by this macro lens. (Previously been awarded Lucie Technical Award ‘Best Special Purpose Lens” by Lucie Foundation)

Laowa 100mm f/2.8 2X Ultra Macro APO for Canon RF at Adorama

Venus Optics is also pleased to announce the new Canon RF and Nikon Z mounts are now ready to ship.

Canon RF Mount
Canon RF Mount

Launched in June 2019, the Laowa 100mm f/2.8 2X Ultra Macro APO lens is the 2nd 2:1 Macro lens with infinity focus in Laowa Macro Lens lineup. It can achieve double life-sized magnification where most telephoto macro lens in the market can only focus up to 1:1. Unlike other ultra-macro lenses in the market, the Laowa 100mm can also focus to infinity, making it one of the most versatile lens in macro photography, product and portrait photography.

1x Magnification 2x Magnification

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The Laowa 100mm f/2.8 2X Ultra Macro APO lens has adopted an apochromatic (APO) design. Both longitudinal and lateral chromatic aberration has been controlled to the minimal through a carefully designed optics system with 2pcs of extra-low dispersion elements in use.

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Laowa 100mm f/2.8 2X Ultra Macro APO Lens can cover full frame sensor and is available in 5 different mounts (Canon EF, Nikon F, Sony FE, Canon RF & Nikon Z).

Pricing & Availability

The suggested retail price for the Laowa 100mm f/2.8 2X Ultra Macro APO Lens for Canon RF is $449 USD.

Laowa 100mm f/2.8 2X Ultra Macro APO for Canon RF at Adorama

About the TIPA Awards

The TIPA Awards are world-renowned as the most influential photo and imaging product awards in the industry. The Technical Image Press Association (TIPA) has a worldwide membership of photo and imaging magazines from 15 countries across five continents. Once a year the editors of TIPA’s member magazines meet to vote for the best photo and imaging products in each category.

Specifications

LAOWA 100mm f/2.8 2X Ultra Macro APO
Format CompatibilityFull Frame
Focal Length100mm
Angle of view24.4°
Aperturef/2.8 – 22
Lens Structure12 elements in 10 groups
Aperture Blades9 (Canon EF)

7 (Nikon F)

13 (Sony FE, Canon R, Nikon Z)

Min. Focusing Distance24.7cm (2X Magnification)
Max. Magnification2:1 (2X)
Filter Thread67mm
DimensionsΦ72mm×125mm (Canon EF & Nikon F)

Φ72mm×155mm (Canon R, Nikon Z & Sony FE)

Weight638g (Canon EF & Nikon F) 650g (Canon R, Nikon Z & Sony FE)
Suggested Retail PriceUS $449 (Ex. VAT)

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Lens Structure

Laowa 100mm f/2.8 2X Ultra Macro APO for Canon RF at Adorama

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