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Venus Optics Laowa 60mm f/2.8 2X Ultra-Macro Lens for Nikon F-Mount

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Venus Optics Laowa 60mm f/2.8 2X Ultra-Macro Lens for Nikon F-Mount
Key Features
  • F-Mount Lens/DX Format
  • 90mm (35mm Equiv. on DX Format)
  • Aperture Range: f/2.8 to f/22
  • Magnification Range: 2.0x to 0.1x
From macro to infinity, the Nikon F-mount Laowa 60mm f/2.8 2X Ultra-Macro Lens from Venus Optics is a prime portrait-length lens offering the unique ability to photograph close-up subjects 2.4" away at a 2:1 magnification ratio as well as distant subjects with infinity focus and a 0.1x magnification. The versatility offered by this manual focus, manual aperture selection lens benefits working with close-up subjects and then quickly switching to full-length subjects at distance without the need of extension tubes or other adapters. The lens is optimized for use on DX format sensors, where it will provide a 90mm equivalent focal length, and it can also be used on FX format DSLRs , however some vignetting may occur when focused at infinity.
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Venus Optics Laowa 60mm f/2.8 Ultra Macro Overview

From macro to infinity, the Nikon F-mount Laowa 60mm f/2.8 2X Ultra-Macro Lens from Venus Optics is a prime portrait-length lens offering the unique ability to photograph close-up subjects 2.4" away at a 2:1 magnification ratio as well as distant subjects with infinity focus and a 0.1x magnification. The versatility offered by this manual focus, manual aperture selection lens benefits working with close-up subjects and then quickly switching to full-length subjects at distance without the need of extension tubes or other adapters. The lens is optimized for use on DX format sensors, where it will provide a 90mm equivalent focal length, and it can also be used on FX format DSLRs , however some vignetting may occur when focused at infinity.

The lens's construction incorporates nine elements in seven groups, and two of the lens groups move in order to control focusing and to avoid barrel distortions. This design also helps to maintain high image clarity, sharpness, and color accuracy. A rounded 14-blade diaphragm contributes to a smooth out-of-focus quality that is especially beneficial when working with near subjects and selective focus techniques.

Prime 60mm Nikon F-mount lens is compatible with DX sensors, where it will provide a 90mm equivalent focal length. This can also be used on FX, but vignetting will occur when focused at infinity.
The lens is capable of focusing on subjects as near as 2.4" away with a 2:1 magnification ratio for greater-than-life size macro shooting without the need of extension tubes or adapters. Additionally, the lens is also able to achieve infinity focus with a 1:10 magnification ratio for general shooting applications. When working with FX sensors, the image may be slightly vignetted when working at infinity focus.
Manual focus and manual aperture setting design does not maintain any electronic communication with the camera.
Nine-element-in-seven-group construction produces a high degree of clarity throughout the focusing range as well as accurate color rendering.
Two lens groups move during focusing in order to control barrel distortion.
Rounded 14-blade diaphragm produces a smooth out-of-focus quality when using selective focus or shallow depth of field techniques.
Built-in lens hood helps to deflect stray light from causing lens flare or ghosting.
All-metal lens barrel offers ensured durability and rigidity.
In addition to the lens itself, a protective filter pouch and a 62mm UV filter are also included.
UPC: 687927782471

Venus Optics Laowa 60mm f/2.8 Ultra Macro Specs

Focal Length60mm
Maximum Aperturef/2.8
Minimum Aperturef/22
Lens MountNikon F
Lens Format CoverageAPS-C
Angle of View40°
Minimum Focus Distance2.36" / 6 cm
Maximum Magnification2x
Macro Reproduction Ratio2:1
Optical Design9 Elements in 7 Groups
Diaphragm Blades14, Rounded
Focus TypeManual Focus
Image StabilizationNo
Filter Size62 mm (Front)
Dimensions (ø x L)3.74 x 3.03" / 9.5 x 7.7 cm
Weight1.76 lb / 800 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight1.455 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)6.2 x 3.5 x 3.4"

Venus Optics Laowa 60mm f/2.8 Ultra Macro Reviews

Solid piece of options

By Gerd
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2022-07-20

This is a solid piece of optics and a lot of fun if you have time and patience. The 2:1 works well with the usual challenges of macro photography. However, one has to be aware that this lens is fully manual in every respect, there is no communication between the lens and the camera whatsoever. On the plus-side, this being an all-metal construction, it sort of gives a back-to-the-basics feeling. At least on a Nikon, the lens always sends an aperture of f2.8 to the camera, no matter what aperture is actually chosen. Since you also always look through the chosen aperture (there is no automatic snap aperture), that is logical and works well in aperture-priority or manual mode. Of course, the viewfinder gets rather dark at closer apertures. The 1-star-less-than-5 is because an automatic aperture and a communication of aperture-values could have been implemented fully mechanically with no need for CPUs or electronic connectors - at least the pro-level Nikons still support those old-style mechanical connectors, so it would have been a quick win. BTW, if you wonder where the promised UV-filter is: it comes screwed on from the manufacturer, which is good, since otherwise the somewhat unique retracting inner lens barrel would collect dust and debris in no time. But no, it's not missing, it's just already installed.

Beautiful Lense

By Trani
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-07-31

absolutely stunning images with this lense. we've never used Laowa lenses before but I highly recommend it!

60mm laowa micro

By Russell
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-06-23

Build good and works good

Great macro lens with some limitations

By Rafael
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2021-06-11

The 2X magnification is great and the sharpness and detail are fabulous. Keep in mind that this is a totally manual lens with no electronic communication to the camera, so using it requires a different approach than normal lenses. The camera's light meter will work, which means it can be used in aperture-priority mode (set the aperture on the lens and the camera will set the shutter speed) either with fixed ISO or auto-ISO. As for flash, TTL works. Some of the limitations: the viewfinder will get very dark at small apertures, making it hard to focus. Not an issue for studio shots, as you can open it up to 2.8, compose and focus, then close down the aperture. Or use Live View. However, for field use (insects and flowers), where you don't have time to do this, the darkness of the viewfinder will be an issue unless there is a lot of ambient light. Also, the working distance when at 2X magnification is very short (a couple of inches), which makes insect photography more challenging. The lens is optimized for cropped sensors but can be used with full size ones with some vignetting when focused more than a few feet away. Severe vignetting when focusing at infinity. Focus breathing is noticeable, so for focus stacking it is better to use a focusing rail or bellows. All in all, a great lens for the price with excellent image quality.

Fun Lens

By Jane
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-05-19

This lens makes great images! It's a bit heavy, but very sturdy. The manual focus means the photographer has to do a little more work to get a desired image- there's a learning curve if you've gotten used to auto focus, but it's fun to experiment, and having control over what's sharp and what's not, without the constant readjusting of an auto focus lens, is a real pleasure. Very nice lens, plus a filter and a padded storage bag.

Optimal Macro Lens

By Chuck
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-09-29

This lens is the 'gold-standard' for a true macro lens that reaches a real 1:1 ratio and goes one step beyond that, plus can take close up portraits as well. Optical quality is simply stunning.

Love this lens

By Donna
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-07-04

I love this lens. It really gives crisp, sharp pics. I am not used to a manual focus lens so that took a minute. But once I watched a few videos and figured out the auto focus, I fell in love! I highly recommend this lens to anyone who shoots macro! It is affordable, great build quality with stunning results! I have only been using a camera (other than my iphone) for about three months. I watched some reviews on this lens, and it doesn't disappoint. Just buy it! You won't regret it.

Best budget macro

By Anthony
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-12-19

Had a canon 24-70F4 with a macro feature that was allright, but I prefer this one, gets in much closer for flower photography and bugs. It's got a nice all metal feel to it, and it came with a filter on the front as well. Don't let the fact that this is chinese made deter you from considering this lens!

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Asked by: Tim D.
Yes, this lens is compatible with the Nikon D7000.
Answered by: Heather S.
Date published: 2018-08-26

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Asked by: Rafael
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Asked by: Kayt
Yes and no. Modern TTL systems use multiple factors in calculating exposure. One of those is distance to the subject as determined by feedback from AF lenses. With manual focus lenses this is not the case. But the original and still most important feedback comes from the sensor itself as it reads the light coming Through The Lens when the pre-flash and actual flash illuminate the subject, so you should be okay.
Answered by: Patrick
Date published: 2019-06-19

Where is this made in?

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Asked by: Jibu
The Venus Optics Laowa 60mm f/2.8 2X Ultra Macro Lens for the Nikon F-mount is manufactured in China.
Answered by: Jeremy
Date published: 2021-10-31

Will this work with Fuji cameras?

Will this work with Fuji cameras?
Asked by: Vinayak
The Venus Optics Laowa 60mm f/2.8 2X Ultra-Macro Lens for Canon EF is designed for use with cameras that use the Canon EF lens mount. It is not designed for direct usage with Fujifilm cameras. If you are looking for a lens adapter to connect the Venus Optics Laowa 60mm f/2.8 2X Ultra-Macro Lens for Canon EF onto a Fujifilm camera that uses the Fujifilm X-mount lens mount, the Vello Canon EF/EF-S Lens to Fujifilm X-Mount Camera Lens Adapter, BH #VELAFXCEF, and the FotodioX Mount Adapter for Canon EOS Lens to Fujifilm X-Mount Camera, BH #FOEOSFXRF, would be options that are compatible for your usage needs.
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Asked by: Douglas
Yes this lens is compatible with the Pentax K1.
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Asked by: adelqafar
The focus throw is approximately 120 degrees around the barrel of the lens. The diameter is 69.72mm.
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Date published: 2021-09-09

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What extension tubes can we use with this lens for nikon mount? Any nikon extensions?
Asked by: Robert R.
Yes, standard Nikon extension tube.
Answered by: Daniel S.
Date published: 2018-08-26
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