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Compare Laowa 25mm f/2.8 2.5-5X Ultra Macro vs Pentax DA 35mm F2.8 Macro vs Sigma 70mm F2.8 DG Macro

Reviews

Neo score
31%
68%
91%
Pros
  • Exceptional maximum magnification
  • Optional LED ring light and tripod collar available
  • Compact and lightweight
  • 1:1 maximum magnification
  • Beautiful construction
  • 1x maximum magnification
  • Weather-sealed
  • Rather lightweight for a 1:1 macro lens
Cons
  • Not stabilized
  • No lens hood available
  • Lacks weather sealing
  • External focusing
  • Built between Art and Contemporary line

Price

MSRP
399 USD
400 USD
Offers (incl. referral links)

Construction

Aperture Blades
8 blades
9 blades, Rounded aperture diaphragm
9 blades
Colors
Black
Black, Silver
Form Factor
Wide-Angle Prime Lens
Normal Prime Lens
Short Telephoto Prime Lens
Image Size
Full-Frame
APS-C
Full-Frame
Lens Barrel
Physical aperture ring
Distance scale, DoF scale
Lens Mount
Canon EF-mount, Canon RF-mount, Leica L-mount, Nikon F-mount, Nikon Z-mount, Pentax K-mount, Sony E-mount
Pentax K-mount
Canon EF-mount, Nikon F-mount, Sigma SA-mount, Sony E-mount, Leica L-mount
Motor
Screw drive from camera
Micromotor
Optical Formula | Elements
8 elements
9 elements
13 elements
Optical Formula | Groups
6 groups
8 groups
10 groups
Optical Formula | Special Glass
1 low-dispersion element groups
High-grade multi-layer HD (High Definition) Coating groups
Two FLD glass elementsTwo SLD glass elementsTwo aspherical elements groups

Dimensions

Filter Diameter
49 mm / 1.93 in
49 mm / 1.93 in
Size | Diameter
82 mm / 3.23 in
63 mm / 2.48 in
71 mm / 2.80 in
Size | Length
65 mm / 2.56 in
47 mm / 1.85 in
106 mm / 4.17 in
Weight
400 g / 14.13 oz
214 g / 7.56 oz
515 g / 18.20 oz

Function

Angle Of View
81.8° Diagonal | 71.5° Horizontal | 51.3° Vertical
44.8° Diagonal | 37.8° Horizontal | 25.8° Vertical
34.4° Diagonal | 28.8° Horizontal | 19.5° Vertical
Aperture
f/2.8 ~ f/16
f/2.8 ~ f/22
f/2.8 ~ f/22
Autofocus
No
Yes
Yes
Crop Factor
1.5
Focal Length
25 mm
35 mm
70 mm
Focal Length (35mm Equivalent)
52.5 mm
Focus Type
Extending front
Extending front
Image Stabilization
No
No
No
Weather Resistance
No
Yes

Performance

Max Magnification
5x
1x
1x
Min Focus Distance
170 mm / 6.69 in
140 mm / 5.51 in
260 mm / 10.24 in

Production

Accessory
Lens hood sold separately
Lens Hood: built-in hood (supplied)
Lens Hood: LH708-01 (supplied)
Debut
2018-03-07
2013-08-27
2018-02-27
Made In
China
Japan
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