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Venus Optics announces LAOWA 25mm F2.8 2.5-5X ULTRA MACRO lens

LAOWA 25mm F2.8 2.5-5X ULTRA MACRO
LAOWA 25mm F2.8 2.5-5X ULTRA MACRO

Well, this is a weird lens, but I am pretty sure it’s a cool lens too. Venus Optics unveiled the LAOWA 25mm F2.8 2.5-5X ULTRA MACRO lens. The LAOWA 25mm will be available in Canon EF, Nikon F, Pentax K, Sony FE mounts. Price is $399, and pre-orders are possible on Venus Optics’ site, shipping will start late March.

Above: LAOWA 25mm F2.8 2.5-5X ULTRA MACRO review by Photo By Richard

LAOWA 25mm F2.8 2.5-5X ULTRA MACRO

LAOWA 25mm F2.8 2.5-5X ULTRA MACRO

Press release (via DPReview)

LAOWA 25mm F2.8 2.5-5X ULTRA MACRO

SiteLong Japan Co., Ltd. announces the new product “LAOWA 25 mm F 2.8 2.5-5 X ULTRA MACRO” of LAOWA (Venus Optics). LAOWA 25mm F2.8 2.5-5x ULTRA MACRO is a macro exclusive lens with a magnification of 2.5x to 5x.

Product Overview

  • Product name LAOWA 25mm F2.8 2.5-5x ULTRA MACRO
  • Suggested retail price Open price
  • Expected market price TBD
  • Scheduled release date around early April 2018

Main Product Features

  • It is a macro lens for full size of manual focus.
  • The shortest shooting distance is 173 to 223.5mm and shooting magnification 2.5 to 5 times is available.
  • It is possible to secure a working distance of 40mm (5 times) to 45mm (2.5 times) by optical design with a special configuration. It can correspond to various lighting to obtain better shooting result.
  • By adopting ultra low dispersion lens (UD lens), by appropriately suppressing chromatic aberration and color fringe, it is possible to capture images with high sharpness and high color reproducibility.
  • Each lens is coated with multilayer coating, minimizing ghost and flare. Therefore, under a strong light source, it is possible to take pictures with a very high contrast and neutral color.
  • Adopting a metal enclosure with excellent robustness.
  • It is compact, lightweight and excellent in portability.

Main specifications

  • Focal length: 25mm
  • Open F value: F2.8
  • Field of View: 10.3 degrees
  • Lens construction: 6 groups 8 pieces
  • Minimum aperture: F16
  • Maximum aperture: F2.8
  • Minimum photographing distance: 173 mm to 223.5mm
  • Working Distance: 40mm – 45mm
  • Shooting magnification: 2.5 times to 5 times
  • Number of diaphragm blade: 8
  • Weight: 400g
  • Corresponding mount: Canon EF, Nikon F, Pentax K, Sony FE
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