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

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

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

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Product Highlights

  • F Mount Lens/FX Format
  • 90mm (35mm Equiv. on DX Format)
  • Aperture Range: f/2.8 to f/22
  • Magnification Range: 2.0x to 0.1x
  • Focusing Range: 2.4" to Infinity
  • Manual Focus, Manual Aperture
  • Rounded 14-Blade Diaphragm
  • Includes 62mm UV Filter
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Venus Optics 60mm f/2.8 overview

  • 1Description

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 FX sensors as well as DX sensors, where it will provide a 90mm equivalent focal length.
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
In the Box
Venus Optics Laowa 60mm f/2.8 2X Ultra-Macro Lens for Nikon F
  • Front Lens Cap
  • Rear Lens Cap
  • Nylon Lens Pouch
  • 62mm UV Filter
  • Limited 3-Year Warranty
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    Venus Optics 60mm f/2.8 specs

    Performance
    Focal Length 60mm
    Comparable 35mm Equivalent on DX Format Focal Length: 90 mm
    Aperture Maximum: f/2.8
    Minimum: f/22
    Camera Mount Type Nikon F
    Format Compatibility Nikon FX/35mm Film
    Nikon DX
    Angle of View 40°
    Minimum Focus Distance 2.36" / 6 cm
    Magnification 2.0 - 0.1x
    Maximum Reproduction Ratio 1:0.5
    Optical Design 9 Elements in 7 Groups
    Diaphragm Blades 14, Rounded
    Features
    Autofocus No
    Physical
    Filter Thread Front: 62 mm
    Dimensions (DxL) 3.74 x 3.03" / 9.5 x 7.7 cm
    Weight 1.76 lb / 800 g
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 1.45 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 6.1 x 3.5 x 3.4"

    Venus Optics 60mm f/2.8 reviews

    Laowa 60mm f/2.8 2X Ultra-Macro Lens for Nikon F is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 16.
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from Not Quite There Bought a copy from B&H. I have done a lot of macro work, written a number of books, articles, videos, etc., I know these lenses. The problem with the Venus 60mm is the focus throw is way too short for doing good macro work, especially at the higher reproduction ratio. Perhaps the throw is 90-degrees, which is way too short and very, very difficult to get the focus right because, as mentioned, not enough throw. It is an interesting concept, and if they added a longer focus throw, I would perhaps revisit this lens. The sharpness may be there, but getting it is real tough, almost a joke. Back to my bellows, rails, exotic industrial Nikkors, and the ability to actually focus!
    Date published: 2015-06-11
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Love Macro 2:1 Great product, love the magnification 2:1, beware this is a 100% manual lens, no electronics at all, I don't mind, and for macro is better manual anyway :P I only use it for macro not for any thing else so don't know how it will work focused at infinity, i use it on a Nikon D750 and at macro level I have sharp images and no vignetting, i have red reviews that on full frames and focus at infinity you get them but i haven't try it. Its a good product for a good price so good combination there, as it is only 60mm you will have to be really close to the subject so i will recommend to get a focusing rail
    Date published: 2015-06-09
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from can be a great lens if they improve certain aspect I own this lens for a short period of time. I did some test. The image this lens produce is quite good. I like the contrast and color. It is pretty good. The biggest con is the very very short throw of manual focus ring. I mean really really short. This is a 2x macro. It should have a very long long throw for accurate manual focus. But the turn is too too short. That is a big con especially for people shooting video. Build quality is soso. And not a full frame lens makes this lens less value. The company can do a better job. Good innovation to bring us 2x macro.
    Date published: 2015-12-16
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing Macro Lens - A Must Have This is a must have macro lens. And it is just that, a macro lens, although it can be used for general and portrait use as well. So I'm going to limit my comments to what it does well and not worry about things like the aperture ring which is a non-issue but freaks out some less experienced users. Sharpness is AMAZING (on both my FX and DX Nikon cameras). And the bokeh is simply beautiful. I could pretty much stop there as those are really the main issues when it comes to macro work. In fact, it is sharper and than my Nikon 105mm which is a very good lens. And I love the wider angle of view that 60mm gives you. The ability to get super close to an object (min focus distance) is why this works so well and the 2:1 magnification at close range is astounding. The focus ring is smooth and accurate. The lens bag is nice quality, an added bonus. It also came with a screw on filter which either I didn't notice when I read the specs or was just an added bonus. But for macro work, this is neither an issue or necessary. Nice to have though. Build quality on the lens seems really good, it is solid. And the price is incredible. Hard to believe that such a great lens could be had for this price. Bottom line, I love this lens. It performs amazingly well, the price is a bargain, the quality and build are fantastic and it is now my number 1, go to lens for macro. If macro is your thing, you should run to B&H and get one. BTW, I have shot a few portraits and it's darn good for that too, although I prefer an auto focus lens for portrait work.
    Date published: 2017-03-13
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Lovely! Bought this lens along with the Laowa 15mm f/4 and ultimately chose the 15mm as the keeper. Still a great lens and definitely less of a challenge to work with than the 15mm.
    Date published: 2015-11-04
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loving this lens I was looking to purchase the Nikon 60mm macro but I came across this lens and took the chance, it was well worth it. Sharp, well built metal body with 2x magnification. Nikon couldn't deliver what I achieve with this lens. This lens goes quiet well with my D500. I now own the Laowa 15mm F/4 wide angle macro and that's a true winner as well. I'm glad I came across the Laowa brand. Photography without creative is boring,
    Date published: 2016-11-23
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Delores I really like this well built lens, some say the reach is short on this lens with the 2:1 magnification but that not a deal breaker for me. You use it on a tripod or monopod and simply move the camera bak and forth slightly. However, I use life-view or shoot looking through the viewfinder. Love the sharpness. It's a unique lens that will deliver throughout my photography.
    Date published: 2016-10-09
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Different type of 60mm Macro lens Wanted special lens that offers something a little different and the @x magnification is nice, plus it gives me some distance to work within a composition. Manual lenses are requiring more from me and I get so much in return. Autos is great yet manual is the essence of true photography. Thank Laowa your lens are different and incredible all at once.
    Date published: 2016-11-27
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    Designed for use with:

    • Nikon D3200
    • Nikon D3300
    • Nikon D3400
    • Nikon D3500
    • Nikon D500
    • Nikon D5200
    • Nikon D5300
    • Nikon D5500
    • Nikon D5600
    • Nikon D7100
    • Nikon D7200
    • Nikon D7500
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