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.

Download the RAW Images (sony and canon)

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  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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