Three years after Venus Optics launched its award-winning 100mm f/2.8 2X Ultra Macro APO, they announce the new Laowa 90mm f/2.8 2X Ultra-Macro APO lens specially designed for full-frame mirrorless cameras. It is the eighth addition to Laowa’s 2:1 magnification macro lens lineup. The new 90mm lens not only inherited the 2:1 magnification to infinity ability and APO design but also appears much smaller in size. It provides mirrorless systems with superb optical performance and delivers outstanding sharpness. Satisfying photographers’ need for exploring unbelievable details our eyes cannot normally see and offer surprising versatility for capturing wildlife, products and portraits.
• Incredible 2x magnification
• Apochromat APO design
• Specifically designed for mirrorless camera
• Much smaller than equivalents
• Outstanding image sharpness
• Smooth bokeh
• Internal focusing
Incredible 2x Magnification
This ultra-macro lens can reproduce 2:1 magnification of life-size images, showing extensive details of the object in high resolution. With a 20.5cm minimum focusing distance, it is ideal for capturing tiny subjects and doing super close-up shots.
The lens magnification ranges from 0.1X to 2X, allowing photographers to capture objects of different sizes conveniently without changing the lens. The extended magnification range and focus to infinity provide more flexibility in framing the image. You can excel in a wide range of settings with this lens from macro to portrait photography.
Apochromat APO design
The lens is engineered with 3 extra-low dispersion glasses, suppressing longitudinal and lateral chromatic aberration across in-focus & out-of-focus areas. Purple fringing and ghosting are controlled to the minimum throughout the aperture range. The APO characteristic is favourable to macro photography because it can reduce the post-editing time substantially and improve image quality.
Specifically designed for mirrorless camera
The optical formula is designed based on the mirrorless system, the shorter flange distance not only improves the image sharpness but also makes the lens more compact and portable. It is more balanced between the size of the lens and the mirrorless camera.
Much smaller than equivalents
This lens weighs only 619g with the dimensions of Ø74 x 120mm, making it one of the smallest options in the market compared to the equivalent lenses. An appealing size for the macro lens for professionals and easily go along as part of their gear set.
Outstanding image sharpness
The lens delivers an excellent level of image quality, sharpness is highly impressive at different magnifications and is maintained from corner to corner. It is crucial for macro photography when things are captured in extreme detail and in a hit-or-miss situation.
With 13 aperture blades, the lens can create pleasing and creamy bokeh in round shapes.
The internal focusing design helps to avoid collision of the lens with the subject. It can also prevent the lens from dusting.
Focal length: 90mm
Aperture range: f/2.8-22
Angle of view: 27°
Format: Full Frame
Lens structure: 13 elements in 10 groups (3 ED elements)
Aperture blades: 13 blades
Maximum magnification: 2X
Minimum focusing distance: 205mm
In-focus driving mode: Manual (MF)
Filter Thread: 67mm (Front)
Dimensions: 74mm x 120mm
Mounts: Canon RF / Nikon Z / Sony E / L mount
Pricing & Availability
Laowa 90mm f/2.8 2X Ultra Macro APO is currently available to purchase from the Venus Optics website and authorized resellers for $499 USD for all mounts. Pricing varies in different countries.
Order Laowa 90mm f/2.8 2X Ultra Macro APO from Venus Optics