The Venus Optics Laowa 60mm f/2.8 Ultra-Macro is a third-party specialty lens designed for Nikon F-mount cameras. Key features include:
- 2:1 Macro. Magnification range from 0.1x to 2×. Easily alter the magnification ratio without installing any extension tube or teleconverter. Ideally suited for rapidly changing macro photography scenarios. This wide magnification range also makes it extremely useful for shooting macro objects (e.g. insects) with different sizes.
- Multi-Purpose. While most high-magnification macro lenses limit their use to very close distances, the Venus 60mm offers infinity focus when shooting crop-frame DX cameras. If shooting on a full-frame FX camera, it’s limited to macro distances only.
- Optics. The 7 group / 9 elements optical formula produces images with a focus on image clarity and color rendering. Additionally, the optical system consists of 2 major moving lenses groups in order to minimize the barrel distortion. The nearly circular 14-blade aperture renders a creamy background blur.
- Fully Manual. With both manual focus and manual aperture rings, the lens provides no electrical communication with the camera. Therefore, lens information is not included in EXIF data.