LAOWA 65mm f/2.8 2X Ultra Macro

LAOWA 65mm f/2.8 2X Ultra Macro

LAOWA 65mm f/2.8 2X Ultra Macro

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  • Leica L Mount
  • APS-C compatible
  • 2x Ultra Macro
  • Compact and lightweight
  • Fast f/2.8 aperture.
  • Great optical performance
  • Extended working distance
  • 52mm filter size

The Laowa 65mm f/2.8 2X Ultra Macro Lens in Leica L (VE6528L) is a 2x life-size magnification manual focus, macro lens, designed for the cropped APS-C sensor Leica L-mount mirrorless cameras, such as the Leica CL.

Macro lens often designed for DSLR / digital SLR cameras tend to be big and bulky, particularly when adapted for use on mirrorless cameras systems. The Laowa 65mm f/2.8 2X Ultra Macro was designed with the mirrorless compacts in mind, designed for Fujifilm X-mount, Sony E. Users no longer need to use a big DSLR lens with adaptor. Additional this is the world’s first 2:1 macro lens (twice life size reproduction) designed specifically for mirrorless cameras.

The 65mm focal length is equivalent to around 100mm equivalent (97.5mm on 1.5x crop sensor camera), which is a useful focal length for general macro and close up photography, maintaining good camera to subject working distance. Optical construction is 14 Elements in 10 groups, with 3 Extra-Low dispersion glass elements. Minimum focus distance is 17cm (sensor to subject) to give twice life size magnification. Dimensions are 57mm diameter x 100mm length, with convenient, standard filter size of 52mm

Key Features of the LAOWA 65mm f/2.8 2X Ultra Macro L-Mount

  • Telephoto prime is designed for APS-C-format Leica mirrorless cameras and provides a 104mm equivalent focal length.
  • Featuring an apochromatic designation, this lens uses three low dispersion elements to effectively eliminate chromatic aberrations and colour fringing for greater clarity and accurate rendering.
  • Greater-than-life-size 2:1 maximum magnification pairs with a 17 cm minimum focusing 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.
  • Internal focusing maintains the overall length of the lens during use for easier use, especially when working with nearby subjects.
  • A nine-blade diaphragm contributes to a pleasing bokeh quality.

2X macro magnification

This lens offers a 2:1 maximum magnification ratio along with a minimum focusing distance of 17cm. Different from traditional macro lenses, this 65 mm lens can focus from infinity to 2X magnification, making it an ideal option to tackle all kinds of macro photography scenarios. The wide magnification range is essential for shooting insects and plants at different sizes.

Outstanding sharpness, colour and clarity

Optimized for APS-C systems, the resulting images deliver stunning details and contrast from centre to corner even when using a wide open aperture. This professional prime lens delivers exceptional resolution and sharpness.

Apochromatic optical design

Laowa 65mm f/2.8 2X macro’s optical design incorporates 3 Extra-low Dispersion glasses to minimize chromatic aberrations across the frame. The lens has inherited the excellent APO design from Laowa 100mm f/2.8 2X macro and can eliminate both lateral and longitudinal chromatic aberrations in frame, meaning that chromatic aberration at both ‘in-focus’ & ‘out-of-focus’ area is almost invisible to bare eyes.

  • MPN - VE6528L
  • GTIN - 6940486700879
Focal Length 65mm
Format Compatibility APS-C
Max. Aperture f/2.8
Min. Aperture f/22
Angle of View 24.4 degrees
Lens Construction 14 Elements in 10 groups (3 Extra-Low Dispersion Glass elements)
Aperture Blades 9
Min. Focus Distance 17cm
Focus Mode Manual Focus
Dimensions 57mm diameter x 100mm length
Weight 335g
Filter Size 52mm