Shoot super-close ups with the Laowa 50mm f/2.8 2:1 Ultra Macro APO - MFT, a 100mm-equivalent prime lens designed Micro Four Thirds mirrorless cameras. It offers an impressive 2:1 greater-than-life-size maximum magnification, along with a mere 13.5cm minimum focusing distance, this lens excels with close-up subject matter.
The Laowa 50mm f/2.8 2X Ultra Macro APO is the first lens with 2:1 maximum magnification being optimised for Micro Four Thirds (MFT) cameras. Unlike most of the MFT macro lenses in the market which can focus only up to 1X, the new Laowa 50mm macro lens offers a 2X maximum magnification ratio along with a minimum focusing distance of 13.5cm. It equips an apochromatic (APO) design with a series of extra-low dispersion elements to control colour fringing and chromatic aberrations in order to achieve high clarity and accurate colour rendering. Additionally, this lens features a manual focus design, a seven-blade diaphragm, and a built-in chip and motor allows aperture to be adjusted via the camera body. The compactness and lightweight also make this an ideal choice for macro and outdoor photography.
Being equipped with a CPU chip and motor, the aperture can be adjusted via the camera body. The focus magnifier would automatically be enabled when rotating the focus ring, for easier focus control. The lens data can also be recorded on EXIF.
An apochromatic (APO) design has been adopted and therefore the chromatic aberration at both in-focus and out-of-focus areas are controlled to the minimal in its class. It greatly improves the sharpness, clarity, and colour accuracy of photos.
The 50mm lens is extremely compact and light in weight. It measures 79mm long and weighs only around 240g. It would be the perfect set up for outdoor shooting.
With the success of the Laowa 65mm f/2.8 2x Ultra macro APO launched earlier for APS-C cameras, the new 50mm lens is specially developed for MFT mirrorless camera users and it can be used on MFT cameras from Panasonic, Olympus, BMPCC 4K, etc.
|Focal Length||50mm (35mm Equivalent Focal Length: 100mm)|
|Lens Mount||Micro Four Thirds|
|Format Compatibility||Micro Four Thirds|
|Angle of View||24°|
|Minimum Focus Distance||5.31" / 13.5 cm|
|Macro Reproduction Ratio||2:1|
|Optical Design||14 Elements in 10 Groups|
|Focus Type||Manual Focus|
|Filter Size||49 mm (Front)|
|Dimensions (ø x L)||2.11 x 3.11" / 53.5 x 79 mm|
|Weight||8.47 oz / 240 g|