Laowa 65mm f/2.8 2X Macro APO lens


Venus Optics has announced the Laowa 65mm f/2.8 2X macro lens which has a 2:1 magnification and invisible CA for APS-C sensors.

Key features

  • Focus from infinity to 2X macro
  • Minimum focus distance of 6.7″ (17cm)
  • APS-C (100mm FF equivalent field of view)
  • 11.8oz (335g) weight
  • Available in Fuji X, Sony E & EOS-M mounts
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Unlike other 65mm macro lenses which magnify up to 1:1, the new lens from Laowa can focus at 2:1 magnification.

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The lens is comprised of 14 elements in 19 groups with 3 extra-low dispersion glasses to minimise chromatic aberrations. It also features an internal focus design so the barrel does not extend when focusing.

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With a fixed f/2.8 aperture and a 9 bladed aperture, the lens delivers round, smooth bokeh.

The 65mm 2X Macro compared to the 100mm FF 2x Macro

Pricing & Availability

Canon EOSM 65mm
Available in Fuji X, Sony E & Canon EOS-M mounts

The lens is currently available to order in authorized resellers and in Venus Optics official website for USD $399 in all mounts.


Focal Length 65mm
Aperture f/2.8 – f22
Angle of view 24.4°
Lens Structure 14 elements in 10 groups (3 Extra-Low Dispersion Glass)
Aperture Blades 9
Min. Focusing Distance 17cm
Max. Magnification 2x
Focus mode Manual Focus
Dimensions φ57mm*100mm
Filter Thread φ52mm
Weight 335g
Format Compatibility APS-C
Mounts Sony E / Fuji-X / Canon-M

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