LAOWA 60mm f/2,8 Ultra-Makro 2:1

Compatible
Nikon, Canon, Sony,
Ideal
Macro
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General Information

Lens type
Standard
Great lens if you want to get closer to the subject by 2:1 ratio. Great image quality and easy to use.

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Optical Features

Focal length
60 mm
Focusing
Manual Focus
Minimum aperture
f22
Maximum aperture
f2.8
Magnification
2:1

Construction

Built
Metal
Weather sealed/Dust
No

Latest reviews

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Affordable macro lens for starters
Quality
4.00 star(s)
Build quality
5.00 star(s)
Ease of use
3.00 star(s)
Value for money
5.00 star(s)
Pros: -cheap
-great IQ for the price
-great for portraits
Cons: -fully manual only (not a problem for me)
This is my first macro lens. I bought it on black friday for 400$ and since then I've taken it off my camera only a few times. I can say that it has become my primary lens, but I still prefer to have autofocus sometimes.
It's a great lens for starters in macro world, and with some extension tubes you can get ~3X magnification.
IQ is great for the price, but you can't really compare it with a more expensive lens, it wouldn't be fair.
Paired with a APS-C sensor you get an effective 100mm lens that can do macro and portraits pretty good. Bokeh is also nice and the 2.8 maximum aperture helps to achieve a nice DOF.
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Thanks for the review @Guest 1012 . Really helpful for members
Quality
5.00 star(s)
Build quality
5.00 star(s)
Ease of use
5.00 star(s)
Value for money
5.00 star(s)
Pros: Price, quality and sharpness
Cons: All manual
I love everything about this lens. For around $400, this lens is an amazing "budget" option for macro. I've had this lens for about a month now and it's met and surpassed my expectations. It's very easy to use and consistently delivers sharp images. The only possible con to this lens, depending on the photographer, would be that it's 100% manual. I personally have no issues with this unless I'm trying to take portrait or landscape photos, in which case I'll generally use a different lens even though this lens can still deliver beautiful non-macro shots. For macro though, I find it easier to just move the camera back and forth to focus, rather waiting a moment for the lens to auto focus. But I understand this may be a drawback depending on you.
My first Laowa macro lens
Quality
5.00 star(s)
Build quality
5.00 star(s)
Ease of use
5.00 star(s)
Value for money
5.00 star(s)
Pros: Metallic structure. Sharpness on top.
Cons: All manual.
This lens was the first lens I bought from VenusOptics and it has changed my life as a photographer.

The 2:1 magnification ratio with such wonderful sharpness makes a big difference to other common macro lenses.

The only problem is that the 60mm unlike the 100mm is completely manual also for the aperture, so at F/11 it's really dark in the viewfinder and you might need some extra lighting to be able to do a right focus on your subject.

That's why I sold mine to buy the 100mm.
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