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Venus Laowa 60mm f/2.8 Macro 2:1

Discussion in 'Adapted Lenses' started by adi10times, Apr 10, 2015.

  1. adi10times

    adi10times Mu-43 Regular

    Apr 24, 2010
    Bandung, Indonesia
    Michael Adi P.
    Last edited by a moderator: Apr 10, 2015
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  2. pdk42

    pdk42 One of the "Eh?" team Subscribing Member

    Jan 11, 2013
    Leamington Spa, UK
    That's a great shot! Which mount version did you go for? - Nikon?
  3. I don't think he has one yet - that's somebody else's shot.
  4. adi10times

    adi10times Mu-43 Regular

    Apr 24, 2010
    Bandung, Indonesia
    Michael Adi P.
    I don't have the lens, I plan to get one if it performs well on m4/3.
    I think I'd get Nikon mount because I can use it on 4/3 camera too :) 
    The lens is relatively new.

    (BTW, re the removed image, I didn't remove photographer's name and photo title, and it links back to photographer's Flickr photostream (a common Flickr BBcode image sharing) )
  5. Jüri

    Jüri Mu-43 Regular

    Dec 14, 2013
    No electronic contacts. So when taking a photo I need to manually focus with open aperture and then manually close the aperture for taking a photo? How is this better than a $10 manual lens with macro rings?
  6. tkbslc

    tkbslc Super Moderator

    Well with the cheap setup, you can't focus to infinity with the tubes on and you need a lot of extension to hit 2:1. Dedicated macro lenses usually have a flatter field(which is important when you field is less than 1mm in DOF)
  7. Auto AF extension tubes with a proper flat field macro like the 60mm, 45mm or upcoming 30mm would surely work as well?
  8. fredlong

    fredlong Just this guy...

    Apr 18, 2011
    Massachusetts USA
    Edited because I just wrote some thing that made no sense.

  9. tkbslc

    tkbslc Super Moderator

    Yeah, but the person I replied to said $10 lens.
  10. Turbofrog

    Turbofrog Mu-43 Legend

    Mar 21, 2014
    Why would you need to manually focus with the open aperture? It's not like you need to worry about a dim viewfinder when focussing, this is mirrorless we're talking about. What You See Is What You Get.

    You can manually focus with the aperture open if you're really persnickety with your focus point (to the extent that you don't trust a magnified view when stopped down). In any case, the optical quality of this lens is clearly quite good, and have a 2x magnification with infinity focus on a 60mm f2.8 lens is really very useful.
  11. pinoyborian

    pinoyborian Mu-43 Veteran

    Oct 3, 2012
    Peterborough UK
    Jerry Sisican
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