Laowa 100mm f/2.8 2:1 Ultra Macro APO - Canon EF
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. This new 100mm lens can cover full frame sensor size and focus from 2:1 magnification to infinity. The lens has a similar physic size to other 100mm Macro lens in the market but the wider magnification range of Laowa 100mm allows macro photographers to capture subject at any sizes. This 100mm portrait lens also features an apochromatic (APO) characteristic that chromatic aberration is invisible. The 12 elements in 10 groups optics design delivers a crystal sharpness image in both macro and infinity distances. Canon EF / Nikon AI / Sony FE mounts are available. The aperture of Canon version is controlled by the electronic motor in the lens (Compose at wide open).
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. 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 an 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.
Outstanding Portrait Lens with Crystal Sharpness
Laowa 100mm f/2.8 2:1 Ultra Macro APO is not only an exceptionally macro lens. It can also focus to infinity and is a very decent telephoto portrait lens.
- Canon bayonet with built-in CPU chip & motor
- Macro lens showdown (Resolution + Chromatic aberration control)
- Comparison against other Macro lenses in the market
- CA comparison vs other macro lenses in the market (D: Laowa)
- Outstanding Sharpness
- Smooth Bokeh rendering