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Laowa 105mm f/2 STF Lens Announced

UK OPTICS (LAOWA UK) just announced the new Laowa 105mm f/2 STF Lens. This unique manual focus only lens has an integrated apodisation filter that provides superior bokeh rendering and crystal sharp images and it will be available in the following mounts: Nikon, Canon, Sony A, Sony E and Pentax. The new Laowa 105mm f/2 STF Lens will be released in later March with an MSRP of £649.99. (STF stands for Smooth Trans Focus, in reference to its special optical system, which is intended to deliver smooth transitions between crisp in‐focus areas and creamy defocused background or foreground areas).

This is the same principle as for the Minolta AF / Sony 135mm f/2.8 [T/4.5] STF and close to that of the Fujinon XF 56mm f/1.2 R APD.

Laowa 105mm f/2 STF Lens Specification:

  • Focus Type : Manual
  • Focal Length : 105mm
  • Max. Aperture : FNo. F2
  • Max Aperture : TNo. T3.2
  • Min. Aperture : F22
  • Angle of View : 23o 16”
  • No. Elements / Groups : 11 / 8
  • Aperture Blades : 8 F‐stop, 14 T‐stop
  • Min. Focus Distance : 0.9M
  • Magnification Ratio : 0.16x
  • Weight : 745g
  • Dimensions : 76mm x 98.9mm
  • Filter Size : 67mm

Press Release:

LAOWA 105MM F/2 (T3.2) STF LENS

UK OPTICS (LAOWA UK) is pleased to present the Laowa 105mm F2 STF Lens. STF stands for Smooth Trans Focus, in reference to its special optical system, which is intended to deliver smooth transitions between crisp in‐focus areas and creamy defocused background or foreground areas. This unique manual focus only lens has an integrated apodisation filter that provides superior bokeh rendering and crystal sharp images.

Full frame compatible lens featuring 11 elements in 8 groups with a 14 blade aperture* and a minimum focus distance of just 0.9M. All metal alloy construction housing multi‐coated glass elements throughout. At a focal length of 105mm and with the inherent softly diffused bokeh, this lens is perfect for portraiture.

The Laowa 105mm F2 STF lens is one of only a few lenses currently offering an apodisation effect. Available later in March with an MSRP of £649.99, in the following mounts: Nikon, Canon, Sony A, Sony E and Pentax.

See us at The Photography Show, NEC 19th to 22nd March Stand B91. For more details visit Laowa UK or Laowa.com website (see the translated link).

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  • http://www.drahtphotography.com/ Draht Photography

    So more expensive than the Canon 135, no UID elements so probably less sharp, shorter focal length so less bokeh, and no autofocus.

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