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Laowa 58mm f/2.8 2x Ultra-Macro APO Lens for Nikon Z

Laowa 58mm f/2.8 2x Ultra-Macro APO Lens for Nikon Z

Product Code: L242905U


Designed for full-frame mirrorless cameras, the Laowa 58mm f/2.8 2x Ultra-Macro APO Lens for Nikon Z captures awe-inspiring double life-sized macro images as well as being a great choice for portraits and more.

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  • Focus from 2:1 magnification to infinity in order to use the lens for close-ups and standard focal length subjects
  • Get closer than the human eye sees with 2x macro magnification for frame-filling details and unique results
  • Well-controlled distortion, with minimal chromatic aberration thanks to the apochromatic (APO) optical design
  • Great build quality with metallic parts, a smooth manual focus ring and brushed black paint finish
  • 595g for handheld compositions and easy to carry as a walk-around standard lens for all day shooting
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Laowa 58mm f/2.8 2x Ultra-Macro APO Lens for Nikon Z Summary

Designed for full-frame mirrorless cameras, the Laowa 58mm f/2.8 2x Ultra-Macro APO Lens for Nikon Z joins four existing Laowa lenses designed for Nikon users. The latest x2 macro model is capable of capturing inspiring double life-sized images with incredible close-up details, which are not normally seen by the naked eye. The 58mm f/2.8 lens also focuses from 2:1 through to infinity, which allows you to capture both macro shots as well as standard focal length subjects such as portraits and use this as a general purpose manual focus lens.

It features typical high build quality with metal parts and a smooth focus ring, in keeping with Laowa’s unique lenses for Nikon and other systems. A bright f/2.8 aperture and 13-bladed aperture design captures smooth out of focus areas with pleasing rounded bokeh. Results are detailed and sharp even at the minimum focusing distance, with well-controlled pin cushioning, minimal vignetting and reduced chromatic aberration thanks to the apochromatic (APO) design.

Key Laowa 58mm f/2.8 2x Ultra-Macro APO Lens Features

  • 2x magnification manual focus macro prime for full-frame mirrorless Z cameras
  • Apochromatic (APO) design reduces chromatic aberration
  • Focus from 2:1 magnification to infinity
  • Great build quality with metal lens parts and brushed black paint finish
  • Aperture ring with click stops and a smooth metallic focus ring
  • Achieves high contrast with sharp details even at minimum focus range
  • Well-controlled pin cushion distortion and minimal vignetting
  • Pleasing bokeh and smooth out of focus areas from 13 bladed aperture
  • Compact 67mm lens filter thread

Laowa 58mm f/2.8 2x Ultra-Macro APO Lens for Nikon Z in More Detail

This lens is similar to other macro Laowa lenses, which are able to focus from 2:1 magnification to infinity, serving as both a macro and portrait lens. It has 14 elements in 11 groups, which includes 3 extra-low dispersion (ED) glasses and 3 glasses with Ultra-High Refractive Index which produces pictures with outstanding sharpness and is lightweight enough at around 595g to be easily carried around.

Up to 2x Magnification and Apochromat (APO) design

This 58mm lens can focus infinity to 2x magnification along with a minimum focusing distance of 18.5cm, so it can serve as a portrait lens with 40.9° angle of view. Chromatic aberration (CA) at both in-focus and out-of-focus areas (Longitudinal CA) is especially well controlled, reducing time spent editing and helping to get great results straight out of the camera.

Outstanding sharpness

The optical design includes 3 ED glasses and 3 glasses with Ultra-High Refractive Index, which delivers sharp details and high contrast, perfect for Nikon’s high-resolution sensors.

Greater depth of field (DOF)

With a shorter 58mm focal length than most macro lenses, including Laowa’s own 90mm F/2.8 2x Ultra Macro APO Lens For Nikon Z Mount, the 58mm f/2.8 2x lens can create images with a deeper depth of field, which is beneficial when the photographer hopes to create visual narratives through environmental close-ups by including more of the scene. It can also help to reduce the need for focus stacking, thanks to fewer images being required as more of the subject is in focus.

Internal Focusing

The lens design is based around internal focusing, which reduces the chance of collision between the lens and a subject, as well as reducing the amount of dust from falling into the lens.

Smooth bokeh

With13 aperture blades the lens is able to create pleasing rounded bokeh balls with soft out of focus areas.

Laowa 58mm f/2.8 2x Ultra-Macro APO Lens Sample photos


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© Dustin Abbot


© Dustin Abbot


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Our Verdict

Laowa is adding to their existing options for Nikon mirrorless users with the 58mm f/2.8 2x Ultra-Macro APO Lens for Nikon Z. It offers a standard focal width with a 40.9° angle of view, rather than a more typical short telephoto macro length. This is useful when you combine it with a close minimum focusing distance, which allows you to get near to your subject and fill the frame. You can also include background elements if desired, and achieve a greater depth of field thanks to the 58mm focal width.

2x magnification renders amazing detail which is typically unseen by the human eye for truly unique close-up images. The ability to focus through to infinity also lets you use the lens for capturing standard images including portraits and everyday snapshots.

Image artefacts are well controlled, with low distortion and minimal vignetting, which not only provides great looking images straight out of camera, but reduces time spent editing your shots.

If you enjoy shooting close-ups with a manual focus lens, this model from Laowa not only captures incredible double life-sized images, but makes a desirable alternative to more common short telephoto macro options.

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    • Lenses – The mount of the lens will start to show signs of wear
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