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Laowa 85mm f/5.6 2x Ultra Macro APO Lens Officially Announced

Venus Optics has just officially announced the new Laowa 85mm F5.6 2x Ultra Macro Apo lens for Canon RF, Nikon Z, Sony FE and Leica M mounts.  It is a mirrorless-designed macro lens with 28.55° angle of view for full frame. It is the smallest 2x macro lens in the Full Frame market. It weighs just around 252g (Leica M mount without caps and hood) which is super portable and handy for macro shooters. It features an apochromatic (APO) characteristic that chromatic aberration at both ‘in-focus’ & ‘out-of-focus’ is compressed to minimum. This new lens is able to focus from 2:1 magnification to infinity which can serve as both macro and portrait lens with great image quality.

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Images of Voigtlander COLOR-SKOPAR 28mm F2.8 SL II S Aspherical Lens Leaked

This is the first image of the upcoming Voigtlander COLOR-SKOPAR 28mm F2.8 SL II S Aspherical lens, leaked at Nokishita-c. It is rumored to be officially announced soon.

This new COLOR-SKOPAR 28mm F2.8 has crab claws and has a more classical design than the old model. It looks cool when combined with a Nikon MF film camera. We are wondering if the optics will look retro or if they will be modern lenses.

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