Venus Laowa 60mm F2.8 2x Super Macro Review Posted
By bdery in Review Announcements on Jun 15, 2020
Macro is an important part of photography, with many adepts. For some, seeing and capturing the very small is a challenge and an art. Many tools are available to obtain ever greater magnifications, such as diopters, close-up filters, reversing rings.
Venus Laowa is a lens design and manufacturing company which offers several unique macro lenses with larger than usual magnifications. One such lens, the 60mm F2.8 2x Super Macro, offers twice the magnification of a traditional macro, while preserving the ability to focus at infinity. This makes for an interesting lens, more versatile than other, purely macro options. In addition to its obvious use as a macro lens, the 60mm can be used for portraits, scenery, and its fast aperture makes it quite versatile. This fully manual lens, lacking even an aperture coupling with the camera, takes some time getting used to but can be rewarding when mastered.
Macro lenses generally offer high optical performances, with an emphasis on sharpness and bokeh. The 60mm uses no less than 14 aperture blades, a highlight of its spec sheet. How does this translate in use? Read our review to find out!