Venus Optics Laowa 100mm f/2.8 2x Ultra Macro APO Announced and Available For Preorder

Laowa 100mm

At a glance:

  • EF-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/2.8 to f/22
  • Two Low Dispersion Elements
  • Maximum Magnification: 2:1
  • Minimum Focusing Distance: 9.7″
  • Manual Focus Design
  • 9-Blade Diaphragm

Venus Optics announced the Laowa 100mm f/2.8 2x Ultra Macro APO lens. The Laowa 100mm f/2.8 2x Macro sells for $449 and can be preordered at Adorama | B&H Photo | Amazon

Press release:

Venus Optics announces availability and pricing for Laowa 100mm f/2.8 2:1 Ultra Macro APO

Featuring a 2 times life-size reproduction with no visible CA, the new Laowa Macro is a high quality and versatile macro and portrait lens.

China, 7 May 2019 – Venus Optics, the camera lenses manufacturer who had previously launched a number of unique Laowa camera lenses, is proud to announce the availability and pricing of the new Laowa 100mm f/2.8 2X Ultra-Macro APO lens.

Followed by the success of the Laowa 60mm f/2.8 2:1 Macro, the 100mm f/2.8 2:1 Macro is the 2nd member of Laowa 2:1 macro line-up. This new 100mm lens can cover full frame sensor and focus from 2:1 magnification to infinity. 100mm is a more popular focal length for macro photographers. However, all of the current 100mm macro lenses in the market can only achieve 1:1 (life-size) or even smaller magnification. Shooting with smaller bugs is usually a challenge for macro photographers. The wider magnification range of the new Laowa Macro allows photographers to capture subjects at any size, making it one of the most versatile macro lens in the market. Despite having the wider range, Venus Optics manage to compress the size of the lens to the minimal and it is similar to other 1:1 macro lens in the market.

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Laowa 24mm f/14 Macro lens Kickstarter Campaign started, pre-orders available

Laowa 24mm F/14

Venus Optics’ “weirdest but the most genius lens ever for creative shooting”, the Laowa 24mm f/14 Probe Macro lens is now on Kickstarter (where you’ll find a huge set of sample images and videos).

The short videos below give you a good idea of what you can do with the Laowa 24mm f/14 Probe Macro lens.

Kai already tested the Laowa 24mm f/14 lens:

Press release and more videos after the break.

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Laowa 24mm f/14 macro lens will launch on August 1st, images and specifications (updated)

Laowa 24mm F/14

Venus Optics will soon launch the “weirdest and most genius macro lens ever“. The Laowa 24mm f/14 macro lens will launch on Kickstarter on August 1, 2018 (8am Pacific Time). The first lens will sell for $1 (one dollar). More information on Venus Optics’ homepage, or on their Facebook page.

In the meantime here are some images and specifications for the Laowa 24mm f/14 2x macro lens.

laowa 24mm f/14

Update: we added the two videos below.

Venus Optics will launch a “Revolutionary” Laowa 24mm f/14 Macro lens, and you might grab one for $1

Laowa 24mm F/14

Venus Optics released some teasers for what they call “the weirdest but most revolutionary macro tool ever”, that’s the Laowa 24mm F/14 Macro.

You may get the Laowa 24mm f/14 Macro for just $1 (one Dollar), but you have to act quick and check out the Venus Optics Page or their Facebook page to grab it. Sorry, but there is no more information about how the get it at $1.

Venus Optics announces Laowa 9mm f2.8 Zero-D lens for Canon EOS M

Laowa 9mm
Focal Length 9mm
Max. Aperture f/2.8
Angle of View 113°
Format Compatibility APS-C
Lens Structure 15 elements in 10 groups
Aperture Blades 7
Min. Focusing Distance 12cm
Max. Magnification 1:7.5
Filter Thread 49mm
Dimensions 60 x 53mm
Weight 215g
Mounts Fuji X, Sony E, Canon EF-M


Venus Optics announced an ultra wide prime lens for the Canon EOS M system (and other mirrorless systems), the Laowa 9mm f2.8 Zero-D lens. “Zero-D” stays for “zero distortion”.

The new Laowa 9mm f2.8 can be pre-ordered at Venus Optics’ site for $499.


This exciting prime provides ultra wide-angle coverage up to 113° angle of view which is the widest in its class. The tiny size & light weight match perfectly with mirrorless cameras and are suitable to use with gimbals. 2 aspherical elements plus 3 extra-low dispersion elements successfully correct the chromatic aberration, realize a close-to-zero distortion & deliver a corner to corner sharpness.

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Venus Optics announces LAOWA 25mm F2.8 2.5-5X ULTRA MACRO lens

LAOWA 25mm F2.8 2.5-5X ULTRA MACRO

Well, this is a weird lens, but I am pretty sure it’s a cool lens too. Venus Optics unveiled the LAOWA 25mm F2.8 2.5-5X ULTRA MACRO lens. The LAOWA 25mm will be available in Canon EF, Nikon F, Pentax K, Sony FE mounts. Price is $399, and pre-orders are possible on Venus Optics’ site, shipping will start late March.

Above: LAOWA 25mm F2.8 2.5-5X ULTRA MACRO review by Photo By Richard

LAOWA 25mm F2.8 2.5-5X ULTRA MACRO

LAOWA 25mm F2.8 2.5-5X ULTRA MACRO

Press release (via DPReview)

LAOWA 25mm F2.8 2.5-5X ULTRA MACRO

SiteLong Japan Co., Ltd. announces the new product “LAOWA 25 mm F 2.8 2.5-5 X ULTRA MACRO” of LAOWA (Venus Optics). LAOWA 25mm F2.8 2.5-5x ULTRA MACRO is a macro exclusive lens with a magnification of 2.5x to 5x.

Product Overview

  • Product name LAOWA 25mm F2.8 2.5-5x ULTRA MACRO
  • Suggested retail price Open price
  • Expected market price TBD
  • Scheduled release date around early April 2018

Main Product Features

  • It is a macro lens for full size of manual focus.
  • The shortest shooting distance is 173 to 223.5mm and shooting magnification 2.5 to 5 times is available.
  • It is possible to secure a working distance of 40mm (5 times) to 45mm (2.5 times) by optical design with a special configuration. It can correspond to various lighting to obtain better shooting result.
  • By adopting ultra low dispersion lens (UD lens), by appropriately suppressing chromatic aberration and color fringe, it is possible to capture images with high sharpness and high color reproducibility.
  • Each lens is coated with multilayer coating, minimizing ghost and flare. Therefore, under a strong light source, it is possible to take pictures with a very high contrast and neutral color.
  • Adopting a metal enclosure with excellent robustness.
  • It is compact, lightweight and excellent in portability.

Main specifications

  • Focal length: 25mm
  • Open F value: F2.8
  • Field of View: 10.3 degrees
  • Lens construction: 6 groups 8 pieces
  • Minimum aperture: F16
  • Maximum aperture: F2.8
  • Minimum photographing distance: 173 mm to 223.5mm
  • Working Distance: 40mm – 45mm
  • Shooting magnification: 2.5 times to 5 times
  • Number of diaphragm blade: 8
  • Weight: 400g
  • Corresponding mount: Canon EF, Nikon F, Pentax K, Sony FE