Laowa 50mm f2.8 2X Ultra Macro APO Lens - Micro Four Thirds MFT

LaowaSKU: 6940486700954

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Laowa 50mm f2.8 2X Ultra Macro APO Lens - Micro Four Thirds MFT

The Laowa 50mm f2.8 2X Ultra Macro APO is the first lens with 2:1 maximum magnification being optimised for Micro Four Thirds (MFT) cameras. It is equipped with an apochromatic (APO) design in which the chromatic aberration is eliminated. The built-in chip and motor allows the aperture to be adjusted via the camera body. The compactness and lightweight also make this an ideal choice for macro and outdoor photography.

World’s first lens with 2:1 magnification & APO design for M4/3 cameras

Maximum 2x Magnification

Unlike most of the MFT macro lenses in the market which can focus only up to 1X, the new Laowa 50mm macro lens offers a 2X maximum magnification ratio along with a minimum focusing distance of 5.3” (13.5cm). It is the first lens ever designed with a 2X magnification for MFT cameras.

Photographers can take advantage of the extended magnification range to tackle all kinds of photography scenarios. The lens can focus to infinity and serve as an excellent portrait lens with its 100mm equivalent field of view on 35mm sensors.

Ⓒ Richard Wong

Automatic Aperture

Being equipped with a CPU chip and motor, the aperture can be adjusted via the camera body. The focus magnifier would automatically be enabled when rotating the focus ring, for easier focus control. The lens data can also be recorded on EXIF.

Apochromatic optical (APO) design

An apochromatic (APO) design has been adopted and therefore the chromatic aberration at both in-focus and out-of-focus areas is controlled to the minimum in its class. It greatly improves the sharpness, clarity and colour accuracy of photos.

Compact & Light

The 50mm lens is extremely compact and light in weight. It measures 3.1” (79mm) long and weighs only around 8.4oz (240g). It would be the perfect set up for outdoor shooting.

Optimised for Micro Four Thirds cameras

With the success of the Laowa 65mm f/2.8 2x Ultra macro APO launched earlier for APS-C cameras, the new 50mm lens is specially developed for MFT mirrorless camera users and it can be used on MFT cameras from Panasonic, Olympus, BMPCC 4K, etc.

Sample Photos

© Nicky Bay

© Nicky Bay

© Paul Harcourt Davies

© Paul Harcourt Davies

Ⓒ Richard Wong

Ⓒ Don Komarechka

Ⓒ Jimmy Chan

Аnglе Оf Vіеw 24.4°
Ареrturе Вlаdеѕ 7
Fіltеr Тhrеаd [mm] 49
Fосаl Lеngth ~ Теlе [mm] 50
Fосаl Lеngth ~ Wіdе [mm] 50
Fосuѕ Месhаnіѕm Маnuаl
Іmаgе Ѕtаbіlіѕаtіоn
Lеnѕ Еlеmеntѕ 14
Lеnѕ Grоuрѕ 10
Lеnѕ Моunt

Місrо Fоur Тhіrdѕ

Lеnѕ Туре Масrо Рrіmе
Мах Ареrturе ~ Теlе 2.8
Мах Ареrturе ~ Wіdе 2.8
Мах Маgnіfісаtіоn 2:1
Махіmum Fоrmаt Ѕіzе

Місrо Fоur Тhіrdѕ

Міnіmum Fосuѕ Dіѕtаnсе [m] 13.5
Ѕіzе 53.5 х 79 mm
Wеіght [g] 240

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Understanding: Aperture

Aperture is the opening in a camera lens that controls how much light enters the camera. It's measured in f-stops like f/2.8 or f/8. Lower f-stop numbers mean wider openings, letting in more light and creating a shallow depth of field (blurry background). Higher f-stop numbers mean smaller openings, letting in less light and creating a larger depth of field (more of the scene in focus). Aperture also affects the quality of out-of-focus areas in the image (bokeh).

Understanding: Lens Types

Different lenses have different purposes to achieve different styles of images, some popular ones include:
Prime Lens: Fixed focal length, sharp images, great for portraits and dark settings.
Zoom Lens: Variable focal length, versatile for different shots and everyday use..
Wide-Angle Lens: Captures wide scenes like landscapes.
Telephoto Lens: Magnifies distant subjects, ideal for sports & wildlife.
Macro Lens: Perfect for close-up photography of small subjects.
Fisheye Lens: Ultra-wide perspective, creates unique images.

Understanding: Lens Mounts

Different camera brands use different lens mounts, which are like connectors that attach lenses to camera bodies. Each mount is specific to a particular brand and camera series. For example, Canon uses the EF and RF mounts, Nikon uses the F mount, Sony uses the E mount for its mirrorless cameras. These mounts dictate which lenses are compatible with which cameras. Some brands offer adapters to use lenses from other systems, but it's essential to ensure compatibility for proper functionality and autofocus performance.

Understanding: Manual and Autofocus

Manual focus and autofocus are two ways to adjust the sharpness of a camera lens. With manual focus, you turn a ring on the lens to bring the subject into focus yourself, giving you full control over what appears sharp in the image. Autofocus, on the other hand, relies on the camera's built-in technology to automatically adjust the focus for you, usually by detecting contrast or phase differences in the scene. Autofocus can be convenient, especially for fast-moving subjects or when you need to capture a quick shot, whereas manual focus allows for precise adjustments and creative control over the final image.

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