The First Ever Ultra Macro Lens With 2:1 Magnification AND It’s Pretty Affordable

Photography website PetaPixel just posted this. There is a brand new lens currently for sale on eBay from Chinese manufacturer Venus Optics. It’s a 60mm f/2.8 Ultra Macro with a 2:1 Magnification and Infinity Focus.

The price of this lens is definitely right. It’s only $379.00 If you have a crop sensor you can also use it like a regular 6Omm lens. What’s weird though is that you can only use it as a macro lens honey full frame camera.

Venus’ new 60mm lens has a focusing range from 18.5mm to infinity, and has a magnification range of 0.1x to 2x. Photographers can quickly change the ratio without special accessories, making it an ideal lens for “rapidly changing macro photography” environments.

A group of macro photographers designed the lens with a wide magnification range specifically for capturing insects of different sizes. If you’re not using the lens for macro, however, it’s still suitable as a standard 60mm lens for everyday photography.

The lens was designed with a strong metal exterior, 9 elements in 7 groups for image sharpness and color rendition, 2 major lens groups to reduce barrel distortion, and a 14-blade close-to-circular aperture for creamy bokeh.

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