The type of photography that you are planning to use is an important decision factor. Here we have evaluated the Laowa 85mm f5.6 2x Macro and the Canon RF 85mm F2 Macro IS STM for their suitability to various photography scenarios:
Size and Weight Comparison
Size of a lens is an important deciding factor when comparing two lenses.Canon RF 85mm F2 Macro IS STM is the longer of the two lenses at 91mm. The Laowa 85mm f5.6 2x Macro with a length of 81mm is 10mm shorter. Besides being longer, the Canon RF 85mm F2 Macro IS STM also has a larger diameter of 78mm compared to Laowa 85mm f5.6 2x Macro's 53mm diameter.
Below you can find the scaled side by side image of Laowa 85mm f5.6 2x Macro and Canon RF 85mm F2 Macro IS STM to get a better idea of how their size compare in real life.
Weight of a lens is as important as its external dimensions, especially if you are planning to hand hold your camera and lens combination for longer periods. Laowa 85mm f5.6 2x Macro weighs 310g, which means it is 190g (38%) lighter than the Canon RF 85mm F2 Macro IS STM which has a weight of 500g.
Below you can find the dimension and weight table of the 'Macro Prime Lenses in Canon RF Mount for size comparison purposes.
Macro Prime Lenses in Canon RF Mount for Size Comparison
Both Laowa 85mm f5.6 2x Macro and Canon RF 85mm F2 Macro IS STM has the same Canon RF lens mount. Some of the latest released cameras that are compatible with the Canon RF lenses are Canon R6 II, Canon R10 and Canon R7.
Laowa 85mm f5.6 2x Macro is also available in Sony E , Leica M, Nikon Z and Leica L mounts.