Laowa 85mm f5.6 2x Macro is a Fixed aperture Manual Focus (MF) Macro Prime
lens with 35mm FF max sensor coverage, and it is designed to be used with E Mount
What type of photography is the Laowa 85mm f5.6 2x Macro lens good for?
The type of photography that you are planning to use the Laowa 85mm f5.6 2x Macro is an important decision factor. Here we have evaluated its suitability to various photography scenarios:
Reasons to Buy Laowa 85mm f5.6 2x Ultra Macro APO Lens
Here we've included a summary of the advantages and disadvantages of the Laowa 85mm f5.6 2x Ultra Macro APO lens in a list form to help you determine whether it offers the features you need.
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| Aperture Ring
| Distance Scale
| Covers Full-Frame Sensor
| High Max Magnification ratio of 2x
| Minimum focus distance of 0.16m / 6.3 inch
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Laowa 85mm f5.6 2x Macro is compatible with cameras that have a Sony E lens mount. Some of the latest released cameras that are compatible with the Sony E lenses are Sony A7C Mark II, Sony A7CR and Sony A6700.
Laowa 85mm f5.6 2x Macro is also available in Leica M , Canon RF, Nikon Z and Leica L mounts.
Size, Weight and Filter Thread
Size and weight is a very important decision factor when searching for your next lens. Laowa 85mm f5.6 2x Macro has a maximum diameter of 53mm and total length of 81mm. It weighs 291g / 10.3 oz.
Below you can find a scaled side-by-side image of Laowa 85mm f5.6 2x Macro and Venus 100mm F2.8 2X Ultra Macro (Sony E mount) to get a better idea of how their sizes compare in real life. Check the detailed comparison of these two lenses here.
Laowa 85mm f5.6 2x Macro has a filter thread of 46mm. Below are links to the filters that we recommend you to consider for your Laowa 85mm f5.6 2x Macro:
Laowa 85mm f5.6 2x Macro has a fixed focal length of 85mm. When it is mounted on an APS-C sensor camera with 1.5x crop, it provides an 35mm (FF) equivalent of 127.5mm.
Optical Image Stabilization
Laowa 85mm f5.6 2x Macro doesn't have an optical image stabilization system so the only option to stabilize the image taken with this lens is to mount on a camera body with IBIS (sensor based In-body image stabilization).
Alternatively, you can check the Sony FE 100mm F2.8 STF GM , Sony FE 90mm F2.8 Macro G OSS, Zeiss Batis 85mm F1.8 in Sony E mount that have similar focal range but features Optical Image Stabilization.
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Laowa 85mm f5.6 2x Macro MTF Charts
Below you can find the MTF chart of Laowa 85mm f5.6 2x Macro which would give an idea of the its contrast and resolution from the center to its edges.
Maximum Magnification Ratio
Laowa 85mm f5.6 2x Macro has a Max Magnification Ratio of 2x and has a minimum focusing distance of 0.16m.
Below are the 3 Macro Prime type Sony E mount lens alternatives with highest max magnification ratios:
Laowa 85mm f5.6 2x Macro has a max aperture of F5.6 and a minimum aperture of F22.
Laowa 85mm f5.6 2x Macro's optical formula consists of 13 elements in 9 groups . Special elements used in this design is 3 ED glasses.
Laowa 85mm f5.6 2x Macro is available in Black color.
Popular Comparisons of Laowa 85mm f5.6 2x Macro
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Top Alternatives of Laowa 85mm f5.6 2x Macro Lens
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