Laowa 85mm f/5.6 2X Extremely Macro Lens for L-Mount Launched


After being launched for Canon RF, Sony E, Nikon Z, and Leica M mirrorless mounts final November, the Laowa 85mm f/5.6 2x extremely macro lens now will get an L-mount model for the customers of Leica, Panasonic, and SIGMA full-frame cameras. The light-weight and compact macro lens is now out there for $449.

Again in November 2021, Venus Optics launched the full-frame Laowa 85mm f/5.6 2x extremely macro lens for choose mirrorless mounts – Canon RF, Sony E, Nikon Z, and Leica M. Again then, many customers had been asking why this lens doesn’t are available in Leica L mount to accommodate the L-mount alliance cameras as nicely. Properly, Venus Optics listened and simply launched the lens for L-mount. Let’s recap a few of its most fascinating options and specs.

Laowa 85mm f/5.6 2x extremely macro lens for L-mount

Maybe essentially the most fascinating characteristic of this lens (apart from the 2x macro functionality) is its dimension. Venus Optics actually targeted to maintain the scale and weight at a minimal. In consequence, the Laowa 85mm is the smallest full-frame 2X macro lens based on Venus Optics. To attain this, the utmost aperture needed to be lowered from a typical f/2.8 to f/5.6 so the lens is just not as quick as different full-frame macro lenses. To be sincere, although, macro photographers are often not after a quick lens anyway and principally don’t shoot broad open because the depth of area is already too skinny with macro anyway.

Though nonetheless usable, the utmost aperture of f/5.6 may not be so nice if you wish to use the lens for portraits as nicely. It’s only a small tax for the lens bodily specs. The Laowa 85mm f/5.6 2x extremely macro solely weighs round 259g (9.1oz) whereas nonetheless being a full-frame lens. Its dimensions are Φ63mm × 84.51mm (2.48” x 3.32”). The minimal focusing distance of the lens is 16.3cm (6.41”).

Laowa 85mm 2x extremely macro lens. Supply: Venus Optics

With the brand new L-mount model, customers of Leica, Panasonic, and SIGMA cameras can now additionally use this tiny lens. It appears to be like particularly cool paired with the tiny SIGMA fp and fp L cameras. There’s a 46mm entrance filter thread on the totally handbook lens and it additionally has an inside focusing system so it doesn’t prolong when focusing and it retains the mud from coming into the insides. For extra info and specs, verify our preliminary article from November 2021.

Value and availability

Laowa 85mm f/5.6 2x extremely macro lens for L-mount is on the market now for pre-order. The value has been set to $449.

Do you utilize macro lenses to your work? What do you concentrate on the Laowa 85mm f/5.6 2x extremely macro lens? Do you like a slower & lighter lens for macro work? Tell us within the feedback part beneath the article.



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