Venus Laowa 50mm F2.8 2X Ultra Macro APO Lens Announced, Priced $399, Available for Pre-Order

Venus Optics Laowa 50mm f/2.8 2X Ultra Macro APO lens was just officially announced. It is the first lens with 2:1 maximum magnification for Micro Four Thirds (MFT) cameras, featuring an apochromatic (APO) design , the built-in chip and motor and the compactness and lightweight also making it as an ideal choice for macro and outdoor photography. This new lens costs $399, available for pre-order at B&H.

Below are the detailed specifications:

Principal specifications
Lens type Prime lens
Max Format size FourThirds
Focal length 50 mm
Image stabilization No
Lens mount Micro Four Thirds
Aperture
Maximum aperture F2.8
Minimum aperture F22
Aperture ring No
Number of diaphragm blades 7
Optics
Elements 14
Groups 10
Focus
Minimum focus 0.14 m (5.51)
Maximum magnification 2×
Autofocus No
Full time manual Yes
Focus method Internal
Distance scale No
DoF scale Yes
Physical
Weight 240 g (0.53 lb)
Diameter 54 mm (2.13)
Length 79 mm (3.11)
Filter thread 49 mm

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