Venus Optics Laowa 100mm f/2.8 2X Ultra Macro APO Lens now Available for Canon RF and Nikon Z Mounts

In addition to the Sony E-mount version, the Venus Optics Laowa 100mm f/2.8 2X Ultra Macro APO lens is now available for Canon RF and Nikon Z mounts. The US price is $449 and it is now in stock at B&H and Adorama.

Characterized by its close-focusing capabilities and apochromatic design, the Canon RF-mount Laowa 100mm f/2.8 2X Ultra Macro APO from Venus Optics is a unique and versatile short-telephoto prime. Featuring a pair of low dispersion elements, color fringing and chromatic aberrations have been virtually eliminated throughout the focusing range in order to achieve high clarity and color accuracy. The lens’s manual focus design also suits its macro capabilities, which permit working with subjects as close as 2:1 with a minimum focusing distance of 9.7″. Additionally, a 13-blade diaphragm contributes to a pleasing bokeh quality.

Venus Optics Laowa 100mm f/2.8 2X Ultra Macro APO Lens Specifications:

Name100mm f/2.8 2X Ultra-Macro APO
Focal Length100mm
Max. Aperturef/2.8
Angle of View24.4°
Format CompatibilityFull Frame
Lens Structure12 elements in 10 groups
Aperture Blades9 (Canon), 7 (Nikon), 13 (Sony, Canon R, Nikon Z)
Min. Focusing Distance24.7cm (2X)
Max. Magnification2:1
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)
MountsCanon EF & RF / Nikon F & Z / Sony FE

Press Release:

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 with 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 with Lucie Technical Award ‘Best Special Purpose Lens” by Lucie Foundation)

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

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.

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.

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 selling price in US of the new Laowa 100mm f/2.8 2X Ultra Macro APO lens is USD 449/pc (ex-VAT). Pricing varies in different countries.

Both lenses are now available to order from Venus Optics authorized resellers and official website.