Laowa 50mm f/2.8 2:1 Ultra Macro APO - MFT

Laowa 50mm f/2.8 2:1 Ultra Macro APO - MFT

Laowa 50mm f/2.8 2:1 Ultra Macro APO - MFT

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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.

Automatic Aperture

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.

Apochromatic optical (APO) design

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.

Compact & Light

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.

Optimized for Micro Four Thirds cameras

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)
Maximum Aperture f/2.8
Minimum Aperture f/22
Lens Mount Micro Four Thirds
Format Compatibility Micro Four Thirds
Angle of View 24°
Minimum Focus Distance 5.31" / 13.5 cm
Maximum Magnification 2x
Macro Reproduction Ratio 2:1
Optical Design 14 Elements in 10 Groups
Diaphragm Blades 7
Focus Type Manual Focus
Image Stabilization No
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
  • Micro Four Thirds System
  • Aperture Range: f/2.8 to f/22
  • Three Extra-Low Dispersion Elements
  • Maximum Magnification: 2:1
  • Minimum Focusing Distance: 13.5cm
  • Manual Focus Design
  • 7-Blade Diaphragm
  • CPU Contacts Transfer Exif Data

Key Features of the Laowa 50mm f/2.8 2:1 Ultra Macro APO - MFT

  • Portrait-length prime is designed for Micro Four Thirds mirrorless cameras and provides a 100mm equivalent focal length.
  • Featuring an apochromatic designation, this lens uses a trio of extra-low dispersion elements to effectively eliminate chromatic aberrations and color fringing for greater clarity and accurate rendering.
  • Greater-than-life-size 2:1 maximum magnification pairs with a 13.5cm minimum focusing distance, and 5.6cm minimum working distance, to suit working with close-up subjects.
  • Manual focus design, along with focus distance and depth of field scales, aids in precise focusing control.
  • A seven-blade diaphragm contributes to a pleasing bokeh quality.
  • Integrated CPU permits camera-based aperture control and also transfers Exif data from the lens to the camera.