Forgot Password
Pentax Camera Forums Home
 

Reply
Show Printable Version Search this Thread
  #1
Venus Laowa 60mm 2:1 Macro F2.8 - $30 off
Posted By: Adam, 08-16-2016, 01:29 PM

This is the first ever deal I've spotted on this otherwise hard to find lens, which is now carried by Adorama and B&H: Get $30 off!

Venus Laowa 60mm F/2.8 Ultra Macro Manual Focus Lens - for Pentax K Mount VE6028PXK

Pentax 90mm f/2.8 D FA 645 Macro ED AW SR Lens 22210 B&H Photo

This is a 2:1 (twice life-size) macro lens. More info:
Venus Optics 60mm F2.8 2:1 Macro Lens - Third-Party Announcements | PentaxForums.com



Views: 4,360
08-16-2016, 03:43 PM   #2
Pentaxian




Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Slovenia
Posts: 2,141
Meanwhile, two posts up a 20-year-old 200mm macro is being sold for 12 times that.
08-22-2016, 05:04 AM   #3
Marketplace Reseller
dcshooter's Avatar

Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Washington DC
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 4,120
Anyone come across any samples of how this lens performs on the K-1 yet?
08-22-2016, 07:30 AM   #4
Site Supporter




Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Cumming, GA
Posts: 443
All the reviews pretty much talk about the unimportant nuances. There is no IQ mention in them.

08-22-2016, 12:59 PM   #5
Administrator
Site Webmaster
Adam's Avatar

Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Arizona
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 40,984
Original Poster
QuoteOriginally posted by shardulm Quote
All the reviews pretty much talk about the unimportant nuances. There is no IQ mention in them.
Guess we'll have to break that trend soon!

Adam
PentaxForums.com Webmaster (Site Usage Guide | Site Help | My Photography)



PentaxForums.com's high server and development costs are user-supported. You can help cover those costs by donating. Or, buy your photo gear from our affiliates, Adorama, B&H Photo, or Topaz Labs, and get FREE Marketplace access - click here to see how! Trusted Pentax retailers:

08-22-2016, 01:25 PM   #6
Site Supporter




Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: Texas
Posts: 120
I don't shoot macro at all. Why am I struggling so hard to resist this?
08-22-2016, 03:25 PM   #7
Pentaxian




Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: GMT +10
Photos: Albums
Posts: 10,596
I see on eBay there are two seemingly identical versions of this lens - one Laowa branded and available for about AUD $580, and one [pic related] available for about AUD $350, with the only visible difference being the front plate of the lens.

08-22-2016, 04:16 PM   #8
Marketplace Reseller
dcshooter's Avatar

Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Washington DC
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 4,120
Interesting. That's only about $270 USD. Do you have a link to the listing?

08-22-2016, 04:49 PM   #9
Forum Member




Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Baltimore,MD
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 96
I know nothing about this lens Here is the no name one from ebay.
60mm F 2 8 2 1 Super Macro Manual Focus Lens for Pentax PK DSLR K200 KR KX K7 KM | eBay
08-22-2016, 05:39 PM   #10
Marketplace Reseller
dcshooter's Avatar

Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Washington DC
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 4,120
WOW. $217 US. If this is indeed the same lens, that's a fantastic deal. Specs look identical to the Laowa. Perhaps a night run out of the same factory?

QuoteOriginally posted by focusr3 Quote
I know nothing about this lens Here is the no name one from ebay.
60mm F 2 8 2 1 Super Macro Manual Focus Lens for Pentax PK DSLR K200 KR KX K7 KM | eBay
08-23-2016, 12:26 AM   #11
Administrator
Site Webmaster
Adam's Avatar

Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Arizona
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 40,984
Original Poster
Looks like it's missing a part of the lens barrel?

Adam
PentaxForums.com Webmaster (Site Usage Guide | Site Help | My Photography)



PentaxForums.com's high server and development costs are user-supported. You can help cover those costs by donating. Or, buy your photo gear from our affiliates, Adorama, B&H Photo, or Topaz Labs, and get FREE Marketplace access - click here to see how! Trusted Pentax retailers:

08-23-2016, 05:08 AM   #12
Marketplace Reseller
dcshooter's Avatar

Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Washington DC
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 4,120
The ebay generic has a thinner aperture ring and a silver rather than black mount section. Everything forward of the aperture looks the same.

Likely due to the geometries different mounts in the samples, as the same phenomenon is seen in Vivitar, Samyang, etc. lenses released in multiple mounts.

QuoteOriginally posted by Adam Quote
Looks like it's missing a part of the lens barrel?
08-23-2016, 07:34 AM   #13
Forum Member




Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Baltimore,MD
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 96
It would be neat if there was someone with the skills to make this all silver. I wouldn't need one but neat to see.
08-23-2016, 12:34 PM   #14
New Member
coyot3's Avatar

Join Date: Sep 2014
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 24
QuoteOriginally posted by focusr3 Quote
I know nothing about this lens Here is the no name one from ebay.
60mm F 2 8 2 1 Super Macro Manual Focus Lens for Pentax PK DSLR K200 KR KX K7 KM | eBay
Thank s for the tip.
Reply

Bookmarks
  • Submit Thread to Facebook Facebook
  • Submit Thread to Twitter Twitter
  • Submit Thread to Digg Digg
Tags - Make this thread easier to find by adding keywords to it!
60mm, 60mm 2:1 macro, coupon, f2.8, laowa, lens, macro, macro f2.8, pentax deals, savings, venus, venus laowa 60mm
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
photos from Laowa / Venus 15mm f4.0 1:1 macro micl161 Lens Sample Photo Archive 7 08-16-2015 04:38 AM
Anyone have a Venus 60mm f2.8 2X macro lens? SointulArt Macro Photography 49 04-26-2015 09:34 PM
Venus 60mm f/2.8 2X Ultra-Macro Lens 2:1 for Pentax US$379 posted or make offer i_trax Pentax Price Watch 22 02-22-2015 08:08 PM
First Review of the Venus 60mm f/2.8, 2:1 Macro Lens geomez Macro Photography 10 02-03-2015 11:57 AM



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 08:44 AM. | See also: NikonForums.com, part of our network of photo forums!
  • Red (Default)
  • Green
  • Gray
  • Dark
  • Dark Yellow
  • Dark Blue
  • Old Red
  • Old Green
  • Old Gray
  • Dial-Up Style
Hello! It's great to see you back on the forum! Have you considered joining the community?
register
Creating a FREE ACCOUNT takes under a minute, removes ads, and lets you post! [Dismiss]
Top