Dedicated to extreme close-up imaging, this lens is a specialized macro lens for photographing subjects at magnifications greater than life-size. Specifically developed for macro photography, this lens is designed for use within a 2.5:1 to 5:1 magnification range for producing greater-than-life-size imagery.
Carefully designed to extend the short working distance of the traditional 25mm lens in order to provide sufficient room for lighting hitting the subject. Operating within a 2.5:1 to 5:1 range, this lens has a minimum focus distance of just 6.8″ at the 5:1 magnification along with a comfortable 1.6″ working distance. (40mm @ 5:1 , 45mm @ 2.5:1)
Complementing the close-up capabilities, the optical design incorporates 8 elements in 6 groups with an extra-low dispersion element to deliver an unprecedented corner-to-corner sharpness. The extra-low dispersion element reduces color fringing and chromatic aberrations for a high degree of clarity.
A wide-angle design with a magnification range from 2.5 to 5X benefits from the high magnification design by providing greater depth of field compared to telephoto or long lens designs. Moreover, manual focus operation for precise control over focusing distance when working with close-up subjects.
Laowa 25mm f/2.8 2.5-5X Ultra Macro has one of the smallest & lightest barrels of lenses in its class. This allows more light to gather on the subject and is convenient to use in fields. The below image shows the size difference between our 25mm f/2.8 2.5-5X and the MP-E 65mm f/2.8 1-5X in the market.