The 65mm f/2.8 2X macro APO is the 1st macro lens that Venus Optics designs for APS-C cameras. Most of the contenders magnifies 1.5X at most, nut Laowa 65mm f/2.8 2X macro gives greater magnification effect and creates up to 2X life-size images.
The lens offers a 2:1 maximum magnification ratio along with a minimum focusing distance of 6.7”(17cm). Different from traditional macro lenses, this 65 mm lens can focus from infinity to 2X magnification, making it an ideal option to tackle all kinds of macro photography scenarios. The wide magnification range is essential for shooting insects and plants at different sizes.
Optimized for APS-C systems, the resulting images deliver stunning details and contrast from centre to corner even when using a wide open aperture. This professional prime lens delivers exceptional resolution and sharpness.
Weighted 11.8oz (335g), this remarkably light, compact and versatile lens serves as an exceptional complement to APS-C cameras. The small lens barrel allows user to hold the camera and adjust the focus with ease. Also, the internal focus design to maintain the overall lens length during use. It is a great tool for both leisure and professional photography. Due to its lightweight and compactness, macro lovers will find it a great companion for ecological photography while travelling.
Laowa 65mm f/2.8 2X macro’s optical design incorporates 3 Extra-low Dispersion glasses to minimize chromatic aberrations across the frame. The lens has inherited the excellent APO design from Laowa 100mm f/2.8 2X macro and can eliminate both lateral and longitudinal chromatic aberrations in frame, meaning that chromatic aberration at both ‘in-focus’ & ‘out-of-focus’ area is almost invisible to bare eyes.