Announced: Venus Optics Laowa 85mm f/5.6 2x Ultra Macro APO lens for Leica M-mount





The previously rumored Laowa 85mm f/5.6 2x Ultra Macro APO lens for Leica M-mount from Venus Optics is now officially announced. The price is $499 and pre-orders are now open at the official Venus Optics online store that offers international shipping (Adorama and B&H always list new Laowa lenses a few weeks later). Sample photos can be found here.

Additional information on the Venus Optics Laowa 85mm f/5.6 2x Ultra Macro APO lens:

  • Focal Length 85mm
  • Max. Aperture f/5.6
  • Angle of View 28.55°
  • Format Compatibility Full Frame
  • Lens Structure 13 elements in 9 groups (3 ED glasses)
  • Aperture Blades 7
  • Min. Focusing Distance 16.3cm
  • Max. Magnification 2:1
  • Filter Thread Ф46mm
  • Dimensions Φ53mm×81mm (Sony E)
  • Weight (with lens cap, rear cap and lens hood) Canon RF: 310g / Nikon Z: 314g/ Sony FE:291g /Leica M: 289g
  • Mounts Canon RF/ Nikon Z/ Sony E/ Leica M
  • Press release

“Laowa 85mm f/5.6 2x Ultra Macro APO is a mirrorless-designed macro lens with 28.55° angle of view for full frame. It is the smallest 2x macro lens in the Full Frame market. It weighs just around 252g (Leica M mount without caps and hood) which is super portable and handy for macro shooters. It features an apochromatic (APO) characteristic that chromatic aberration at both ‘in-focus’ & ‘out-of-focus’ is compressed to minimum. This new lens is able to focus from 2:1 magnification to infinity which can serve as both macro and portrait lens with great image quality.”



Announced: Venus Optics Laowa 85mm f/5.6 2x Ultra Macro APO lens for Nikon Z, Canon RF, Sony E, and Leica M mounts

Via PhotoRumors

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