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.

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 More from #SonyKandoTrip with @genevieveabell and @chopkinsla looking sharp. Captured with the #Sony #a9 and #2470GM lens
 I traveled to Croatia with a bag FULL of gear See everything I used and hear my thoughts on the Panasonic GH5, Sony RX1Rii, 12-60 Lens, DJI Mavic Pro Drone, TG Tough Tracker and more. Watch http://photorec.tv/croatiagear
 The Stars above Vis Harbor. I loved the town of Vis and the island of Vis - lovely quiet little place off the coast of Croatia. See more of it including an animation of this star stacking AND one angry hooded crow that really wanted to take out my drone! http://photorec.tv/croatia Captured with the #GH5 and 12-60 f/2.8-4 Lens | 41 exposures of 60 seconds in length - done in camera - the GH5 allows up to 60 second shutter speeds. Nifty!


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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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