LAOWA 25mm F2.8 2.5-5X ULTRA MACRO lens announced for PENTAX!!!

The most compact and versatile high magnification macro lens.

SiteLong Japan Co., Ltd. announces the new product “LAOWA 25 mm F 2.8 2.5-5 X ULTRA MACRO” of LAOWA (Venus Optics). LAOWA 25mm F2.8 2.5-5x ULTRA MACRO is a macro exclusive lens with a magnification of 2.5x to 5x.

This lens is optimized for macro shooting between 2.5X – 5X life size. The lens is specially designed with an extended working distance (45mm at 2.5x & 40mm at 2x)and smaller lens barrel. This allow a sufficient lighting con the object for easier shooting in the field. The lens is much more compact and lighter than other comparative products. This lens also provides a relatively greater depth of field compared to other extreme macro lens in the market. The Laowa 25mm f/2.8 2.5-5X is developed for both professional and leisure macro photography, to be used on the field or in indoor set-up.

Product Overview

  • Product name LAOWA 25mm F2.8 2.5-5x ULTRA MACRO
  • Suggested retail price Open price
  • Expected market price TBD
  • Scheduled release date around early April 2018

Main Product Features

  • It is a macro lens for full size of manual focus.
  • The shortest shooting distance is 173 to 223.5mm and shooting magnification 2.5 to 5 times is available.
  • It is possible to secure a working distance of 40mm (5 times) to 45mm (2.5 times) by optical design with a special configuration. It can correspond to various lighting to obtain better shooting result.
  • By adopting ultra low dispersion lens (UD lens), by appropriately suppressing chromatic aberration and color fringe, it is possible to capture images with high sharpness and high color reproducibility.
  • Each lens is coated with multilayer coating, minimizing ghost and flare. Therefore, under a strong light source, it is possible to take pictures with a very high contrast and neutral color.
  • Adopting a metal enclosure with excellent robustness.
  • It is compact, lightweight and excellent in portability.



Main specifications

  • Focal length: 25mm
  • Open F value: F2.8
  • Angle of View: 10.3°
  • Format Compatibility: Full Frame & APS-C
  • Lens construction: 8 elements in 6 groups
  • Minimum aperture: F16
  • Maximum aperture: F2.8
  • Minimum photographing distance: 173mm (5x) to 223.5mm (2.5x)
  • Working Distance: 40mm (5x) – 45mm (2.5x)
  • Max. Magnification: 5x
  • Filter Thread: N/A
  • Shooting magnification: 2.5 times to 5 times
  • Number of diaphragm blade: 8
  • Dimensions: 82 x 65 mm
  • Weight: 400g

*Product specifications are subject to change without notice due to improvements etc.


Sample Photos

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