January 24, 2020

The New Laowa 65mm Macro Lens Gets You Up Close


The Laowa 65mm f/2.8 Macro lens offers 2x magnification at an affordable price.


Laowa is back with another macro lens. The 65mm f/2.8 2x Macro APO is designed for Canon EOS M, Fujifilm X and Sony E mirrorless cameras and is priced at $399 USD. Let’s see what we get.




Key Features

  • APS-C
  • 65mm
  • f/2.8 – f22
  • 2x magnification


For those unfamiliar with Laowa, the brand has been around since 2013. Its niche started with macro lenses but has grown to include cine options. You might remember its release of the first full-frame 100mm f/2.8 macro with 2x magnification or the 24mm f/14 2X Macro Probe which can create some interesting videography. The latter concept isn’t new (Skater Scope Mini T-Rex and Innovision Probe II come to mind) but Laowa is doing it without breaking your bank.

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Source: NoFilmSchool