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Laowa 50mm f/2.8 2:1 Macro Lens Review

David Thorpe has been testing the new Laowa 50mm f/2.8 2:1 Macro Lens for Micro Four Thirds Cameras.

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Venus Optics has released an ultra-macro lens for Micro Four Thirds camera owners and MFT fan, David Thorpe, has been putting the Laowa 50mm f/2.8 2X Ultra Macro APO Lens to the test. 

"There's always been confusion between close-focus and macro lenses," says David.  "This Laowa 50mm f/2.8 Macro Lens causes no such confusion. 2:1, double life-size on the sensor is pretty uncompromising. So is its sharpness. It's unusual in that it has electrical contacts so that it communicates with the camera like any other Micro Four Thirds lens but is manual focus." 

Laowa  50mm f/2.8 2X Ultra Macro APO
 

The new 50mm lens is specially designed for Micro Four Thirds (MFT) cameras and it is the first-ever 2X macro lens designed for this sensor size. The lens also features an apochromatic (APO) design to minimise the chromatic aberrations across the frame. 

Other features include a CPU chip and motor, a focus magnifier which is automatically triggered and the aperture can be controlled via the camera body.

To learn more about the lens, including David's full thoughts, hit 'play' on the video above.

 

Venus Laowa 50mm f/2.8 2X Ultra Macro APO Other sample images

 

Venus Laowa 50mm f/2.8 2X Ultra Macro APO Specifications

ManufacturerVenus
General
Lens Mounts
  • Panasonic Micro Four Thirds
  • Olympus Micro Four Thirds
Lens
Focal Length50mm
Angle of View24
Max Aperturef/2.8
Min Aperturef/22
Filter Size49mm
StabilisedNo
35mm equivalentNo Data
Internal focusingNo
Maximum magnification2x
Focusing
Min FocusNo Data
Construction
Blades7
Elements14
Groups10
Box Contents
Box ContentsNo Data
Dimensions
Weight240g
Height79mm

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