Laowa 100mm f/2.8 2x to Infinity Ultra Macro APO Lens

USD $449.00

Main Features

  • Apochromatic (APO) characteristic where chromatic aberration (CA) at both ‘in-focus’ & ‘out-of-focus’ are both invisible.
  • For full frame sensor, focusing from 2:1 magnification to infinity.
  • Comparable size to other 1:1 100mm macro lenses in market but with wider magnification range.
  • Doubles as portrait lens.
  • Superb image quality.
  • Aperture control from body – allows to compose wide open at F/2.8 (Except Sony FE)
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    Description

    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. It features an apochromatic (APO) characteristic that chromatic aberration at both ‘in-focus’ & ‘out-of-focus’ are both invisible. This new 100mm lens can cover full frame sensor size and focus from 2:1 magnification to infinity. The lens has a similar physical size to other 100mm Macro lens in the market but its wider magnification range allows macro photographers to capture subjects at any sizes. This 100mm f/2.8 lens can also focus to infinity and serve as a portrait lens with exceptional optics quality.

    Canon version is equipped with a CPU chip and motor for aperture control via the camera. If you are looking to use the lens on Sony FE camera via adapter, make sure an electronics adapter is being used or else your aperture cannot be adjusted.

    Technical Specifications

    Name100mm f/2.8 2X Ultra-Macro APO
    Focal Length100mm
    Max. Aperturef/2.8
    Angle of View24.4°
    Format CompatibilityFull Frame
    Lens Structure12 elements in 10 groups
    Aperture Blades9 (Canon), 7 (Nikon), 13 (Sony FE)
    Min. Focusing Distance24.7cm (2X)
    Max. Magnification2:1
    Auto FocusManual Focus Only
    Filter Thread67mm
    DimensionsФ72 x 125 mm (Sony version: Ф72 x 155 mm)
    Weight638g
    MountsCanon / Nikon / Sony FE
    Auto Aperture ControlCanon / Nikon only. Manual for Sony FE

    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. All of the 100mm macro lenses in the market can only reproduce 1:1 magnification (life-size) image only. 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 a 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.

    Sample Photographs Taken with Laowa 100mm f/2.8 2x Ultra Macro APO

    Golden orb weaver (Trichonephila senegalensis) - DSC_3665
    © 2018 Nicky Bay, photographed in Mozambique

    Six-spined bolas spider (Ordgarius sexspinosus) - DSC_4614
    © 2018 Nicky Bay, photographed in Singapore (2:1 with Raynox DCR-250 attached)

    Lace bug (Stephanitis typicus) - DSC_3959
    © 2018 Nicky Bay, photographed in Singapore (2:1 with Raynox DCR-250 attached)

    Dragonfly (Urothemis edwardsii) - DSC_4547
    © 2018 Nicky Bay, photographed in Mozambique (2:1 with dual Raynox and DIY cctv fisheye adapter attached)

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