The Laowa 85mm f/5.6 2x Ultra Macro APO is a macro lens with a 28.55° angle of view for full-frame. According to Venus Optics, it is the smallest 2x full-frame macro lens on the market.
The lens is available in Leica M, Sony E, Canon RF, and Nikon Z mounts.
The lens weighs in at just 252g / 8.89 oz (Leica M mount without caps and hood) which is super portable and handy for macro shooters. It features an apochromatic (APO) design so that chromatic aberration at both ‘in-focus & ‘out-of-focus is compressed to a minimum.
The 85mm f/5.6 2x Ultra Macro APO can focus from 2:1 magnification to infinity which means you can use it as both a macro and portrait lens.
Speaking of focus, the minimum focusing distance is 16.3cm/6.41”.
The optical design consists of 13 elements in 9 groups with 3 extra-low dispersion elements that are claimed to help eliminate the color fringing at both in-focus and out-of-focus areas.
The lens also features an internal focusing design which is handy when working with macro subjects such as insects.
Price & Availability
The price of the Laowa 85mm f/5.6 2x Ultra Macro APO varies from $449.00 – $499.00 USD depending on what lens mount you choose.