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VENUS V-DX 60mm f/2.8 Ultra-Macro Lens


Just saw the above via PhotoRumors and found it interesting. A 60mm f/2.8 2x magnification macro lens with infinity focus.


Interesting comment in the specs is that the above applies to APS-C only. For full frame, it is macro only, suggesting the image circle at lower magnifications doesn't cover the whole frame.Ok, it has DX in its name...


As a comment, I have the MP-E65 which can easily do 2x magnification, but sometimes if you want to "zoom out" it is annoying not being able to go below 1x without changing lenses. If I do need a 2x to infinity range, I would instead use the Sigma 150mm macro with 2x teleconverter, with obvious massive difference in focal length, or split the difference with a 1.4x and retain some AF capability.


Currently $379 with free international shipping on ebay, available in the remaining 4 DSLR mounts.

Even though AF isn't a strong need in macro use, it would be a "nice to have". So I'm not sold on this lens over what I have already.

<a class="bbc_url" href="">dA</a> Canon 7D2, 7D, 5D2, 600D, 450D, 300D IR modified, 1D, EF-S 10-18, 15-85, EF 35/2, 85/1.8, 135/2, 70-300L, 100-400L, MP-E65, Zeiss 2/50, Sigma 150 macro, 120-300/2.8, Samyang 8mm fisheye, Olympus E-P1, Panasonic 20/1.7, Sony HX9V, Fuji X100.

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VENUS V-DX 60mm f/2.8 Ultra-Macro Lens - by popo - 01-05-2015, 06:07 PM

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