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Laowa 60mm f/2.8 2X Ultra Macro

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Product Overview

Laowa 60mm F2.8 2X Ultra Macro is a manual-focus short telephoto macro lens for Canon EF-mount, Nikon F-mount, Pentax K-mount, Sony A-mount, and Sony E-mount. It covers the full-frame image circle. Introduced by Laowa in 2015, it has 9 elements in 7 groups.
Unfortunately, Laowa has opted to omit weather sealing for this lens, so owners should pay extra attention when shooting in incremental weathers.
The 2x magnification opens up a lot of opportunity for macro shots. Manual focus can be a blessing in this case. A telephoto prime lens, the Venus Laowa 60mm F2.8 2X Ultra Macro can also be used for portrait photography. Those who like sunstars (sun bursts) will be pleased by the lens' even-numbered aperture count, though conversely those who find sunstars distracting may have the opposite feeling.


What we found

Neofiliac score 50%
  • High 2:1 maximum magnification
  • Focuses to infinity
  • Lacks weather sealing
  • Not as well built as newer Laowa lenses

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