Venus Optics Laowa 100mm f/2.8 2x Ultra Macro APO lens now available for Nikon Z-mount

After the initial denial of their existence, today Venus Optics officially announced the availability of the Canon RF & Nikon Z options for the awards-winning Laowa 100mm f/2.8 2x Ultra Macro APO lens (the lens was introduced last year). The new Z-mount lens is currently available for purchase at the Laowa’s official store and at Adorama and B&H.

The Venus Optics Laowa 100mm f/2.8 2x Ultra Macro APO mirrorless lens specifications, MTF charts, lens design diagram, press release and sample photos are next (additional information available here):

Name 100mm f/2.8 2X Ultra-Macro APO
Focal Length 100mm
Max. Aperture f/2.8
Angle of View 24.4°
Format Compatibility Full Frame
Lens Structure 12 elements in 10 groups
Aperture Blades 9 (Canon), 7 (Nikon), 13 (Sony, Canon R, Nikon Z)
Min. Focusing Distance 24.7cm (2X)
Max. Magnification 2:1
Filter Thread 67mm
Dimensions Φ72mm×125mm (Canon EF & Nikon F)
Φ72mm×155mm (Canon R, Nikon Z & Sony FE)
Weight 638g (Canon EF & Nikon F)
650g (Canon R, Nikon Z & Sony FE)
Mounts Canon EF & RF / Nikon F & Z / Sony FE

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. They are available to ship immediately.

Sample photos:


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