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Venus Optics formally proclaims the Laowa 58mm f/2.8 2x Extremely-Macro APO | Canon Rumors


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Anhui China, 22 September, 2022 – Venus Optics, the lens manufacturer that has been always endeavouring to invent unique lenses, is stoked to release the Laowa 58mm f/2.8 2x Ultra-Macro APO. This mirrorless-designed macro lens offers a 40.9° angle of view on full frame sensors. And like many other Laowa macro lenses, it can focus from 2:1 magnification to infinity which makes it suitable for professional macro, portrait or a walk-around lens. It features an apochromatic (APO) design that chromatic aberration is compressed to the minimum. With 3 ED elements and 3 Ultra-High Refractive Index elements, the lens delivers an outstanding sharpness. Despite its metal housing, the lens only weighs 595g which is extremely portable. It comes with 4 mount options: Sony E / Canon R / Nikon Z / L mount and a price of USD499.

Up to 2x magnification

This new 58mm lens has the capability to focus from 2X magnification to infinity. The minimum focusing distance is 7.29” (18.5cm). Giving you more flexibility in subject selection. From tiny ant to larger dragonfly, you can capture it with one single lens.

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Great details of the objects can be captured at 2x magnification.

More than a macro lens

Being able to focus infinity, the 58mm focal length (40.9° AoV) pair with the f/2.8 aperture give the lens more usage than just a macro lens. You can also use it for portrait, product photography or use as walk-around lens.

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Apochromat (APO) design

The lens is engineered to suppress both longitudinal and lateral chromatic aberration across in-focus & out-of-focus areas. Purple fringing and ghosting are controlled to the minimum throughout the aperture range. The APO design greatly reduces your post-editing time substantially especially in macro photography.

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Outstanding sharpness and image quality

Specially designed for mirrorless system, the lens packed 3 ED elements and 3 Ultra-High Refractive Index elements. With a shorter flange distance, it is not only improving the image sharpness but also makes the lens more compact. It brings you a whole new macro shooting experience.

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Deeper depth of field

The shorter focal length relative to 100mm would give greater depth of field. You can get more in-focus details from your subject under the same aperture. This gives you more control when creating unique visual narratives.

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Smooth and Pleasant Bokeh

The 13 aperture blades would create smooth and pleasing bokeh. A stunning background can easily achieve.

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Compact size

This lens weighs only 595g with the dimensions of Ø74 x 117mm, making it much smaller than other main-stream option in the market. You can carry it around without burden.

Internal Focusing

The internal focusing design avoids collision of the lens and your subject. It also reduces the chance for dust particles getting into the lens.

 

Pricing & Availability

Laowa 58mm f/2.8 2x Ultra-Macro APO is currently available to purchase via Venus Optics official website ( http://www.venuslens.net/ ) and authorized resellers.

The US price for 58mm f/2.8 2x Ultra-Macro APO is USD499 for all mounts. Pricing varies in different countries.

Specification

Laowa 58mm f/2.8 2X Ultra Macro APO
Focal Length 58mm
Angle of View 40.9°
Aperture Range f/2.8 – 22
Format Full Frame
Lens Structure 14 elements in 11 groups

(3 ED glasses, 3 Ultra-High Refractive Index)

Aperture Blades 13 blades
Minimum Focusing Distance 185mm / 7.29”
Max. Magnification 2X
Filter Thread Ø 67mm
Dimensions Ø 74 x 117mm / 2.91 x 4.06”
Weight 595g / 1.31lbs
Mounts Sony E / Canon R / Nikon Z / L mount

 

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