Venus Optics Laowa 65mm f/2.8 2x Ultra Macro APO Available

FujiRumors told you a few days ago here, that the new Laowa 65mm f/2.8 2:1 Macro lens for Fujifilm X mount will be announced in a few days.

Well, now it happened.

You can purchase the Lawoa 65mm f/2.8 2x Macro at the official Venus Optics store here.

Sample images and full specs can be found here.

At the moment you can find it for sale only at Venus Optics store. Pick this option for fastest shipping.

At a later stage we should see the lens available also at BHphoto, AmazonUS, Adorama.

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Venus Optics Laowa 65mm 2:1 Macro for Fujifilm Coming in a Few Days

We have been informed (thanks!) that the Laowa 65mm f/2.8 2:1 Macro lens for Fujifilm X mount will be announced very soon. It’s a matter of days.

We talked about this lens back in September, and there was a slight delay apparently. But it should finally hit the market.

Sample images and more product images can be found in this article.

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Loawa 17mm f/4 Zero-D for Fujifilm GFX Sample Images (Price $1,249)

Laowa 17mm f/4 Zero-D

FujiRumors already shared the leaked Laowa 17mm f/4 Zero-D specs and price back in May here.

Today’s leak from China does not add anything new to the known specs, confirms the already leaked price of $1,249, but I share it because it adds a few sample images.

Hence, for the technical data, MTF charts and lens design, check out this article of May. For the sample images, just go to the bottom of this article.

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Lens Specs and Samples

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The Rise of Chinese Lenses and Top 7 Chinese Fujifilm X Mount Lenses

The Rise of Chinese Lenses

In the last few weeks, we covered a couple of new Chinese Fujifilm X mount lenses here on FujiRumors, such as the brand new 7Artisans 60mm F2.8 1:1 Macro and the Kamlan 50mm f/1.1 MK II.

In 2019, a lot of buzz has been created also by the first third-party reverse-engineered autofocus X mount lens, the Chinese Viltrox 85mmF1.8, whereas in 2018 the Lawoa 9mm f/2.8 was the very best seller here on FujiRumors (yep, it sold better than ANY Fujinon XF lens amongst FR-readers).

Chinese lenses: the price is (mostly) low, the quality goes up and the sales expload!

In fact, I was looking at AmazonUS top 50 lenses ranking, and, at the time of this post, there are as many as 25 Chinese lenses amongst the top 50.

For Fujifilm X shooters we spot amongst the top 50:

  1. Meike 35mm f/1.7
  2. Viltrox 85mm f/1.8 AF
  3. Neewer 25mm f/1.8
  4. 7Artisans 35mm f/1.2
  5. Mitakon 35mm f/0.95 MKII
  6. Meike MK 25mm F1.8
  7. Meike MK-35mm F/1.4

See the full list of top 50 selling lenses here.

It looks like the lable “made in China” is no longer something photographers are too sceptical of.

Today I’d like to ask you if you own any of these lenses, and if you want, you can share your feedback in the comments down below. Your feedback might be helpful for the rest of the Fujifilm community.

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