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Venus Optics 25mm f2.8 Ultra-Macro 5:1 Full Frame Lens

By Wendell Weithers on March 10th 2018

Venus Optics has been turning heads by seizing ground in the specialty lens market. If you’re looking for an ultra-wide fast prime or wide-angle macro lens for Canon, Nikon, or Sony, or Pentax, you’re you’re going to see the name Laowa pop up. They’ve added yet another wide-angle lens to their group of lens offerings; this time in the form of a compact Ultra Macro lens. If you haven’t considered a lens from them before, perhaps the new Laowa 25mm f/2.8 2.5-5X Ultra Macro will sway you in their direction.

According to Laowa

This lens is optimized for macro shooting between 2.5X – 5X life size. The lens is specially designed with an extended working distance (45mm at 2.5x & 40mm at 2x)and smaller lens barrel. This allow a sufficient lighting on the object for easier shooting in the field.

Product Highlights

Focal Length: 25mm
Maximum Aperture: f/2.8
Angle of View: 10.3°
Lens Structure: 8 elements in 6 groups
Aperture Blades: 8
Minimum Focusing Distance: 17.3 cm (5x) – 23.4 cm (2.5x)
Working Distance: 40 mm (5x) – 45 mm (2.5x)
Maximum Magnification: 5x
Dimensions: 82 x 65 mm
Weight: 400g (.88lb)

Available Mounts

  • Canon EF
  • Nikon F
  • Pentax K
  • Sony FE

The Laowa 25mm f/2.8 2.5-5X Ultra Macro will be cost you $399.99 and will be available by late March. Pre-order your copy here.

If you’re curious about the other Laowa lenses, you can check them out below.

Full Frame SLR Lenses

Laowa 12mm f/2.8 Zero-D Lens – $949.00

Laowa 15mm f/4 Macro Lens – $499.00

Laowa 60mm f/2.8 2X Ultra-Macro Lens – $379.00

Laowa 105mm f/2 Smooth Trans Focus Lens – $699.00


Laowa 7.5mm f/2 MFT – $499.00

For Sony

Laowa 12mm f/2.8 Zero-D Lens – $949.00

Laowa 15mm f/2 FE Zero-D Lens – $849.00

Laowa 15mm f/4 Macro Lens – $499.00

Laowa 105mm f/2 Smooth Trans Focus Lens – $699.00

Additional Venus Optics News

Laowa 15mm f/2 FE Zero-D Lens Now Available For Pre-Order

Laowa Brings Perspective Control to Sony E-mount with the Magic Shift Converter


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Wendell is based in Atlanta where he shoots events, portraits, and food photography. He also supports his wife Andrea as she runs their cake design business, Sweet Details.

Instagram: Wendellwphoto

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