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Venus Optics Laowa 25mm F2.8 2.5-5x Ultra Macro

Sharpness 
 10.0
Bokeh 
 9.0
Handling 
 10.0
Value 
 8.0
Reviews Views Date of last review
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100% of reviewers None indicated 9.00
Venus Optics Laowa 25mm F2.8 2.5-5x Ultra Macro
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Description:
The Venus Optics Laowa 25mm F2.8 2.5-5x Ultra Macro is a unique macro lens in the Pentax K-mount.

The compact Venus / Laowa 25mm Ultra Macro delivers extreme macro magnification (up to 5x life-size) without the need for traditional close-up accessories.


Venus Optics Laowa 25mm F2.8 Ultra Macro
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Image Format
Full-frame / 35mm film
Lens Mount
Pentax K
Aperture Ring
Yes (no A setting)
Diaphragm
Automatic, 8 blades
Optics
8 elements, 6 groups
Mount Variant
K
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Max. Aperture
F2.8
Min. Aperture
F16
Focusing
Manual
Min. Focus
17 cm
Max. Magnification
5x
Filter Size
Internal Focus
No
Field of View (Diag. / Horiz.)

Full frame: 10.3 °
Hood
Case
Lens Cap
Coating
Multi-coated
Weather Sealing
No
Other Features
Diam x Length
82 x 65 mm
Weight
400 g
Production Years
2018 to present (in production)
Pricing
$399 USD current price
$399 USD at launch
Engraved Name
25mm f/2.8 2.5-5X Ultra Macro
Reviews
User reviews

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Mount Type: Pentax K



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Registered: October, 2014
Location: Near Poznań, Poland
Posts: 6
Lens Review Date: October 21, 2018 I can recommend this lens: Yes | Price: None indicated | Rating: 9 

 
Pros: solid, good quality
Cons: need a fixed targed
Sharpness: 10    Bokeh: 9    Handling: 10    Value: 8   

What I write now is just a fascination with this strange lens.
A solidly built, perfectly and soft focus ring.
This is a lens exclusive to ultra macro - just nothing else can be done.

The pictures below were taken without any preparation - under the influence of the joy of the lens purchased.

I can say that you need to have a solid tripod and a fixed target. A bit can always be sharpened by changing the magnification. As you can see in the pictures, the depth of field is minimal. In my opinion, it has a lot of charm.

Sorry for my English.





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