Laowa 65mm f/2.8 UM

Digital Camera World|May 2020

Laowa 65mm f/2.8 UM
If you shoot small, this optic will produce phenomenal photographs
James Artaius

£409/$399

Specifications

Lens mounts: Canon EF-M (tested), Fujifilm X, Sony E

Lens construction: 14 elements in 10 groups

Angle of view: 24.4°

Diaphragm blades: 9

Minimum aperture: f/22

Minimum focusing distance: 0.17m (2x)

Maximum magnification ratio: 2:1 Filter size: 52mm

Dimensions (dia x length): 57 x 100mm Weight: 335g

Like many of Laowa’s offerings, the 65mm f/2.8 2x Ultra Macro APO promises premium performance at a pocket-friendly price. Laowa has fast carved a niche for itself not just as a purveyor of exotic optics, but of expertly engineered ones that offer more than just quirkiness or lower cost of entry – and this is no exception.

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