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Venus 60mm f/2.8 Ultra-Macro Lens Announced

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Venus Optics has unveiled the world’s first 60mm f/2.8 2X Ultra-Macro lens, with focusing range from 18.5mm to infinity.

With Venus 60mm f/2.8 2X Ultra-Macro lens, users can easily adjust the reproduction ratio from 1:10 to 2:1 without installing any extension tubes. The optical construction features 9 lens elements in 7 groups and an aperture diaphragm with 14 rounded blades.

The Venus 60mm f/2.8 Macro is available in Canon, Nikon, Pentax and Sony mounts, at a recommended retail price of $379.

Venus Optics Announces the Venus 60mm f/2.8 Ultra-Macro Lens, the World’s First 2:1 Magnification Lens with Infinity Focus


The first macro lens with 2x magnification to infinity focus, extremely useful for Macro Photography and Portrait Shooting

Venus Optics, a new Chinese manufacturer of camera lenses, has unveiled the world’s first 60mm f/2.8 2X Ultra-Macro lens, with focusing range from 18.5mm to infinity.

The new Venus 60mm f/2.8 Macro lens features a magnification range from 0.1x to 2x. Users could easily alter the magnification ratio without installing any extension tube or teleconverter, making it ideally suited for rapidly changing macro photography scenarios. This wide magnification range also makes it extremely useful for shooting macro objects (e.g. insects) with different sizes. Moreover, the lens is also designed for normal shooting purposes with a 60mm focal length, which provides an all-in-one solution for normal portrait shooting as well as ultra-macro photography.

The lens houses with 9 elements in 7 groups patented optical structure to provide great deal of image clarity and color renderness. The optical system consists of 2 major moving lenses groups in order to minimize the barrel distortion. 14 pieces of aperture blades form a close-to-circular aperture, capable of creating creamy shallow depth of view. The enclosure of the lens is made of metal to strengthen its durability. A complimentary lens pouch and filter are included in the package. Canon EF, Nikon F, Sony Alpha and Pentax K mount are available.

Sample photos and videos can be found in our English website (http://www.venuslens.net)

Pricing and Availability

Venus 60mm f/2.8 2X Ultra-Macro Lens is currently available at authorized resellers and at the English official website (http://www.venuslens.net). The recommended retail price is at USD 379. Free shipping will be provided during the promotion period.

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

Focal Length 60mm
Maximum Aperture F/2.8
Minimum Aperture F/22
Angle of View 25.3 degrees
Format Compatibility APS-C (Both Macro and Normal shooting)
Full-frame (Macro shooting only)
Lens Structure 9 elements in 7 groups
Aperture Blades 14
Min. Aperture Size 22
Min. focus distance 18.5cm
Max. Magnification Ratio 2x
Focus Manual Focus
Filter Size 62mm
Dimensions 95 x 70mm
Weight 503 g