I posted about the Venus 60mm 2:1 macro lens a while back when it was first announced by the new Chinese company, Venus. It claims to be the first 2:1 macro lens capable of focusing to infinity; a pretty awesome feature for a 2:1 lens.
There is always cause for concern when dealing with Chinese products though, and given this company was a first time lens maker, and that it was only available on eBay at first, gave lots of cause for pause. But someone has to take one for the team, so to speak, and that guy was Thomas Shahan, whom we have featured before for his stunning macro photography, and has tested out the lens.
Surprisingly, the lens appears to be a huge success. Thomas goes as far as saying he is in love with the lens. Those are high marks from a guy who does macro photography in almost all of his work. Check out Thomas’ review below:
If you are interested, you can find the VENUS V-DX 60mm f/2.8 2:1 Ultra-Macro Lens over on their website, here. Depending on the mount version you want, the price ranges from $379 to $399.