It is not the best time of year for macro photography but I have been doing my best to showcase the Venus Optics 60mm f/2.8 2x macro. Most true macros are capable of achieving 1:1. The Venus Optics can go 2:1 “Ultra-macro” is the term they used, maybe made up? Either way I have been really impressed with this affordable lens. It is completely manual- AF and aperture and does not communicate with camera so you don’t get aperture data but the lens is sharp and at 60m fairly easy to work with. I have been mostly using it on a Sony A7RII with E-mount to EF Adapter. Most of the samples below are straight out of camera.

Would you like to see a full hands-on review? Leave a comment below.

Venus Optics 60mm f/2.8 Ultra Macro
Venus Optics 60mm f/2.8 Ultra Macro

Buy the Venus Optics 60mm from B&H or Direct From Venus Optics $379 available in Canon, Nikon and Pentax mounts.

Click any image in the slideshow to see a larger version. Full resolution RAW images are available below.

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 #bison #snowface ~  Captured with the #Sony #a7rII and Canon 100-400 and heavily cropped because I follow the #YellowstonePledge :)
 In Yellowstone National Park the roads are paved with snow and go straight for miles. Yesterday was sweet, today was the sweetest! Captured here on our way to Hayden Valley - a #dreamyplace like no other. #YellowstonePledge ~  Captured with the #Sony #A7RII and Canon 24-105 lens
 Yesterday ended as epically as it began (see my earlier post?) As we made our way out of the park the setting sun lit up this line of trees and steam from geothermal activity - a single line of animal tracks lead the way to this scene. #iloveyellowstonenp #YellowstonePledge ~  Captured with the #Sony #A7RII and Canon 70-200 ️‍️ EXIF: Exactly the same as the morning shot posted earlier.

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3 COMMENTS

  1. Bit disappointing in the sharpness imho. Then again you aren’t doing it any favors using it with those ridiculous high ISO values

  2. I’d like to see a full review of it, perhaps vs the Canon 60, and other similarly priced competing macro lenses.

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