Laowa 100mm f/2.8 announced for Canon RF & Nikon Z

Laowa 100mm f/2.8 2X Ultra Macro APO

Venus Optics has announced that the Laowa 100mm f/2.8 2X Ultra Macro APO Lens will now be available for Canon RF and Nikon Z lens mounts. 

Winning the TIPA award was a first for a Chinese company and was the second award to be gained by this lens. 

The lens was originally launched in June 2019 and was the 2nd 2:1 Macro lens with infinity focus in the Laowa lens range. The original launch featured the Canon EF, Nikon F and Sony FE options.

The 2:1 ratio means that the lens magnifies life by X2 enlarge micro subjects on the sensor. Usually, a macro lens will feature a 1:1 ratio, and any magnification would require special adapters. 

This makes the lens an ideal choice for macro, product and portrait photography. 

The Laowa 100mm f/2.8 2X Ultra Macro APO lens and features an apochromatic (APO) design. Longitudinal and lateral chromatic aberration is carefully controlled by the 2pcs extra-low dispersion elements to minimise any effects of chromatic aberration. 

Pricing & Availability

 The suggested retail selling price in the US of the new Laowa 100mm f/2.8 2X Ultra Macro APO lens is USD 449/pc (ex-VAT). Pricing varies in different countries. 

For more details on the lens check out


  • LAOWA 100mm f/2.8 2X Ultra Macro APO Format Compatibility Full Frame 
  • Focal Length 100mm Angle of view 24.4° 
  • Aperture f/2.8 – 22 Lens Structure 12 elements in 10 groups 
  • Aperture Blades – 13 Canon R, Nikon Z
  • Min. Focusing Distance 24.7cm (2X Magnification) 
  • Max. Magnification 2:1 (2X)
  • Filter Thread 67mm 
  • Dimensions Φ72mm×155mm Canon R, Nikon Z
  • Weight 650g Canon R, Nikon Z
  • Suggested Retail Price US $449 (Ex. VAT) 

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