Laowa 100mm f/2.8 APO 2x Ultra Macro lens review

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Specifications

Name100mm f/2.8 2X Ultra-Macro APO
Focal Length100mm
Max. Aperturef/2.8
Angle of View24.4°
Format CompatibilityFull Frame
Lens Structure12 elements in 10 groups
Aperture Blades9 (Canon), 7 (Nikon), 13 (Sony FE)
Min. Focusing Distance24.7cm (2X) ~27cm (1x)
Max. Magnification2:1
Filter Thread67mm
DimensionsФ72 x 125 mm  (Sony version: Ф72 x 155 mm)
Weight638g
MountsCanon / Nikon / Sony FE

Difference between Nikon/Canon/Sony version:

MountAperture ControlCPU ChipEXIF DataAperture Blades
NikonAperture control from lens with Aperture CouplingNoNo7
CanonAperture Control from CameraYesYes9
SonyAperture control from lensNoNo13

Chromatic Abberation

Virtually no colour /chromatic abberation

Photos at different magnification

0.5x

1x
2x

Minimum Focus Distance (focus distance at 2x)

Focus distance is just under 25cm (or 10 inches) at 2x magnification

Vignetting

f/2.8
f/4
f/5.6

Distortion

Sample Photos

A quick night sky photo took at my backyard as requested by a reader on DPreview. Click to see full size image (unedited JPG straight from camera + watermark)

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