New Venus Optics Laowa 90mm f/2.8 2X Ultra Macro APO full-frame mirrorless lens for Nikon Z mount released


Today Venus Optics released the previously rumored Laowa 90mm f/2.8 2X Ultra Macro APO full-frame mirrorless lens for Nikon Z.

The lens is priced at $499 and can be ordered directly from Laowa’s website (other stores usually start taking pre-orders a few weeks later).

Additional information:

Laowa 90mm f/2.8 2X Ultra Macro APO

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)

Dimensions for Filter Thread

Ø 67mm

Dimensions

About Ø 74mm * 120mm

Weight

About 619g

Mount

Canon RF / Nikon Z / Sony E / L mount

Anhui China, 13 June 2022 – Three years since Venus Optics launched its award-winning 100mm f/2.8 2X Ultra Macro APO, the brand announced the new 90m 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.

Highlights:

  • 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.

Smooth Bokeh

With 13 aperture blades, the lens can create pleasing and creamy bokeh in round shapes.  

Internal Focusing

The internal focusing design helps to avoid collision of the lens with the subject. It can also prevent the lens from dusting.

 Pricing & Availability

Laowa 90mm f/2.8 2X Ultra Macro APO is currently available to purchase via Venus Optics official website and authorized resellers. 

The US price for 90mm f/2.8 2X Ultra Macro APO is USD499 for all mounts.  Pricing varies in different countries.

Via PhotoRumors

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