Venus Optics Laowa 25mm F2.8 2.5-5X Ultra Macro E-mount lens review by downloadzy

reviewer#45841 date: Mar-14-2022
sharpness: 4.5
color: 4
build: 3
distortion: 4
flare control: 5
overall: 4.1
tested on:
  • film camera:Film camera
  • APS-C: 6MP6 MP; 10MP10 MP; 12MP12 MP; 14MP14 MP; 16MP16 MP; 20MP20 MP; 24MP24 MP
  • full frame: 12MP12 MP; 24MP24 MP; 36MP36 MP; 42MP42 MP; 61MP61 MP
ownership:I own this lens
compared to:tamron 90mm, sigma 105mm, sony 90mm
price paid:350
positive:fast lens as it's 2.8, compact, has a X5 ring to enlarge the image
negative:Distance of focus is fixed as 47mm with 1X zoom, and 4.3mm for 5X zoom, you can't use it as other lenses of canon, sony, nikon or any other macro lenses., it is for special purposes., also the target frame should be inside about 12mm at 1X and almost 7mm at 5X, so it's not truely 5X as expected.
comment:in other words: it is a mount fixed into a flipped lens with new body design, if I know this information before purchasing, I will not get it, it is very narrow usage less than other normal macro lenses.

rating summary

lens image
  • total reviews: 3
  • sharpness: 4.67
  • color: 4.67
  • build: 4.33
  • distortion: 4.67
  • flare control: 5.00
  • overall: 4.67 - Home of the alpha system photographer
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