Super compact and super close focusing, the Laowa 85mm f/5.6 2x Ultra Macro APO, from Venus Optics, is a short-tele prime offering an impressive 2:1 reproduction ratio for high-magnification macro shooting. Beyond close-focusing and high-magnification performance, this Sony E-mount lens is also distinguished by its sleek and lightweight design and its ability to focus to infinity, making it a versatile choice for walk-around use and portrait subjects, as well.
- Compared to conventional macro lenses, this lens has an especially sleek and lightweight design.
- A modest f/5.6 maximum aperture contributes to the sleek form factor.
- Designed for full-frame Sony E-mount mirrorless cameras, this lens is also suitable for APS-C-format cameras and provides a 127.5mm-equivalent focal length.
- Manual focus operation benefits from an internal focusing design that maintains the overall lens length during operation for easier positioning at close range.