Laowa launches new 65mm f/2.8 2X Macro APO Lens for APS-C
The lens is the first one from Venus Optics designed especially for APS-C mirrorless cameras and comes in three different versions: for Sony E, FUJIFILM X and Canon EF-M lens mount.
The producer says it is the only APS-C mirrorless lens in the market that is capable of achieving a 2:1 magnification. Its 9-bladed aperture can be manually set between f/2.8 and f/22.
The full-frame equivalent focal length of this lens is approximately 100mm – this length is also the most popular amongst other producers. The Laowa 65mm 2X Macro lens can focus from 2:1 all the way to infinity so it can also be used for standard shooting, like portraits, which makes it really useful in our everyday dental photography. The 2:1 maximum magnification ratio along with a minimum focusing distance of 6.7” (17cm) makes it a very capable macro lens. Standard magnification (1:1) is always needed by any photographer, but when it comes to the intraoral photography, the 2:1 magnification expands dental photographer’s opportunities.
One must remember, though, about the difficulties that manual lens may cause: the fully automatic aperture allows to focus in a clearly better and easier way and this is the price we need to pay in this case.
Below is a collection of sample images provided by Venus Optics:
Laowa 65mm f/2.8 2X Macro APO Lens for APS-C
- Focal Length: 65mm
- Aperture: f/2.8 – f22
- Angle of view: 24.4°
- Lens Structure: 14 elements in 10 groups (3 extra-low dispersion glass)
- Aperture Blades: 9
- Min. Focusing Distance: 17cm
- Max. Magnification: 2x
- Focus mode: Manual Focus
- Dimensions: φ57mm*100mm
- Filter Thread: φ52mm
- Weight: 335g
- Format Compatibility: APS-C
- Mounts: Sony E / Fuji-X / Canon-M
Price & Availability
This newest Laowa lens is already available and it cost around $399.
If you are looking for a macro lens, please check out our Equipment section!