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Laowa 90mm f2.8 APO 2:1 macro lens for mirrorless cameras.


I've had this lens for about a week. I wanted the option to go in closer than 1:1 without resorting to tubes or auxilliary lenses.

It's completely manual with no electronic coupling. Image quality is superb.

  • Panasonic - DC-S1R
  • 1/60 sec
  • Pattern
  • Manual exposure
  • ISO 400
Great image. How close have you been to the fly with the front lens?
Thank you.

I preset the magnification to 1.5:1, so a little larger than life size on the sensor.

At that magnification, the focus point is about 80mm forward of the front lens element.

Lighting is ambient and flash. I use the Meike MK320 which has a flat profile - the flash tube is about mid-way along the lens barrel. There is a Dorr collapsible flash diffuser attached to the lens. Other attachments are Ezybounce bounce card and the Meike diffuser.

  • Apple - iPhone X
  • iPhone X back dual camera 4mm f/1.8
  • 4.0 mm
  • ƒ/1.8
  • 1/19 sec
  • Pattern
  • Auto exposure
  • ISO 25