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

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

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

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Product Highlights

  • K-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • 90mm (35mm Equiv. on APS-C 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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Mount: Pentax K-Mount

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Venus Optics 60mm f/2.8 overview

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From macro to infinity, the Pentax K-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 APS-C format sensors, where it will provide a 90mm equivalent focal length, and it can also be used on full-frame 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 Pentax K-Mount lens is compatible with full-frame sensors as well as APS-C 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 full-frame 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: 687927782495
In the Box
Venus Optics Laowa 60mm f/2.8 2X Ultra-Macro Lens for Pentax K-Mount
  • 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 APS-C Format Focal Length: 90 mm
    Aperture Maximum: f/2.8
    Minimum: f/22
    Camera Mount Type Pentax K
    Format Compatibility 35mm Film / Full-Frame Digital Sensor
    Pentax Digital (APS-C)
    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) Approx. 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) 5.9 x 3.5 x 3.4"

    Venus Optics 60mm f/2.8 reviews

    Laowa 60mm f/2.8 2X Ultra-Macro Lens for Pentax K-Mount is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 3.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing Value I am incredibly happy with the magnification and sharpness of this lense. Takes a little getting used to no info being sent to the camera but a small price to pay. Enthusiastically recommend without hesitation.
    Date published: 2015-07-27
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good that I bought tis lens A very capabl lens. Picture results are very good. The only problem is that the focus ring is too tight. You must give efford to adjust the focus. This makes difficulties to adjust the focus as the lens is not operating autofocus, which I prefeer for this kind of special lenses for special works to hold the whole control. But this is a problem. This strengt may be just only for the lens I hold in my hand. Otherwise it is a very useful lens for close ups. The price is very good.
    Date published: 2016-03-24
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Totally manual, but totally worth it You have to find your inner "manual" photographer to use this lens, as the aperture, focus, and pretty much everything is manual here.� Its just you, nature, and good glass.� I promise that this will dazzle you with its incredible 2X closeups, they look amazing.� The color, sharpness, bokeh, and other rendition aspects are very well suited for bug close ups, flowers, etc.� I really love it and wish that Laowa made other primes for Pentax like maybe an 85 1.8 or faster.� Or perhaps a really wide 14mm 2.8 or faster prime.
    Date published: 2018-06-01
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    Venus Optics 60mm f/2.8 accessories

    Designed for use with:

    • Pentax K-3 II
    • Pentax K-70
    • Pentax K-S2
    • Pentax KP
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