Nikon F-mount Laowa 100mm f/2.8 2X Ultra Macro
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Characterized by its close-focusing capabilities and apochromatic design, the Nikon F-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.
Specialty type: Telephoto, Macro
Mount: Nikon F
Fixed focal length: 100 mm
Maximum aperture: f/2.8
Laowa 100mm F2.8 2:1 Ultra Macro APO Lens - Nikon F
Followed by the success of the Laowa 60mm f/2.8 2:1 Macro, the 100mm f/2.8 2:1 Macro is the 2nd member of Laowa 2:1 macro line-up. This new 100mm lens can cover full frame sensor size and focus from 2:1 magnification to infinity. The lens has a similar physic size to other 100mm Macro lens in the market but the wider magnification range of Laowa 100mm allows macro photographers to capture subject at any sizes. This 100mm portrait lens also features an apochromatic (APO) characteristic that chromatic aberration is invisible. The 12 elements in 10 groups optics design delivers a crystal sharpness image in both macro and infinity distances. Canon EF / Nikon AI / Sony FE mounts are available. The aperture of Canon version is controlled by the electronic motor in the lens (Compose at wide open).
The second member of the Laowa macro line-up, the 100mm f/2.8 2:1 Ultra Macro APO Lens (Nikon AI). Offering full frame sensor coverage and focus from 2:1 magnification to infinity. Similar physical size to other 100mm Macro lenses on the market but the wider magnification range of Laowa 100mm allows macro photographers to capture subject at any size. A versatile lens that can equally be used as a portrait lens. Features an apochromatic (APO) characteristic that significantly reduces chromatic aberration. Houses an optical construction of 12 elements in 10 groups helping to deliver crystal sharpness in both macro and infinity distances.
2:1 Magnification at Same Physical Size
Laowa 100mm f/2.8 2:1 Ultra-Macro is the second 2:1 Macro lens that we have (The first one is the 60mm f/2.8). 100mm is one of the most common focal length for macro photography usage. The extended 2x magnification means more details can be seen through the lens. Photographers can now take advantage of the wider magnification range to capture bugs at different sizes.
Apochromat APO Design (Invisible CA)
The Laowa 100mm f/2.8 has an Apochromat (APO) design where the chromatic aberration (CA) at BOTH in-focus & out-of-focus area is controlled to the minimal. CA has long been one of the most annoying aberrations for macro photography and now you can forget about this and focus more on taking a great shot.
Similar Size as 1:1 Macro Lens
Despite the extended magnification range, the size of our Laowa 100mm is actually comparable to other macro lenses in the market.
* Sony FE version is a bit longer than Canon / Nikon version due to the flange distance difference.
Automatic Aperture (Canon EF), Aperture Coupling (Nikon)
The Canon version of the Laowa 100mm Macro lens is equipped with an aperture control motor and CPU chip. The aperture can be controlled via the camera body (no aperture control ring on the lens body) and the aperture will close only during shutter release. Photographers no longer need to compose their shots in a dark viewfinder. A focus assistance indicator will also be shown in the camera. EXIF data can also be saved.
Outstanding Portrait Lens with Crystal Sharpness
Laowa 100mm f/2.8 2:1 Ultra Macro APO is not only an exceptionally macro lens. It can also focus to infinity and is a very decent telephoto portrait lens.
Canon bayonet with built-in CPU chip & motor
Macro lens showdown (Resolution + Chromatic aberration control)
Comparison against other Macro lenses in the market
CA comparison vs other macro lenses in the market (D: Laowa)
Smooth Bokeh rendering
In The Box
Laowa 100mm F2.8 2:1 Ultra Macro APO Lens for Nikon F mount
Rear and front lens cap
Coverage Full Frame
Focal Length 100mm
Max. Aperture f/2.8, f/22
Format Compatibility Nikon AI
Angle of View 24.4 degrees
Lens Construction 12 Elements in 10 groups
Aperture Blades 7
Min. Focus Distance 24.7cm
Dimensions 72mm x up to 125mm, excluding hood
Filter Size 67mm
Lens Hood Detachable lens hood included