Laowa 25mm f2.8 2.5-5X Ultra Macro Lens

LaowaSKU: 6940486700602

Mount: Sony FE
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Product Description

Laowa 25mm f2.8 2.5-5X Ultra Macro Lens

The most compact and versatile high magnification macro lens.
The Laowa 25mm f/2.8 2.5-5X lens is the perfect tool for macro photography enthusiasts. With its optimized magnification ratio of 2.5X – 5X life-size, this lens is specially designed to capture stunning close-up shots of your subject. The extended working distance of 45mm at 2.5x and 40mm at 5x, combined with a small lens barrel, allows for sufficient lighting on the object, making it easier to shoot in the field.

Compared to other macro lenses, the Laowa 25mm f/2.8 2.5-5X is much more compact and lighter, making it a great choice for both professional and leisure macro photography. Additionally, this lens provides a greater depth of field, giving you more control over your shots.

Whether you're shooting in the field or in an indoor set-up, the Laowa 25mm f/2.8 2.5-5X lens is the perfect choice. For added control and precision operation, an optional LED Ringlight and Tripod Collar are available. Don't settle for anything less than the best when it comes to macro photography – choose the Laowa 25mm f/2.8 2.5-5X lens.


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.

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Carefully designed to extend the short working distance of 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 a extra-low dispersion element to deliver an unprecedented corner to corner sharpness. The extra-low dispersion element reduces colour fringing and chromatic aberrations for a high degree of clarity.

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Wide-angle design with magnification range from 2.5 to 5X benefits 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.

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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.

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Focal Length 25mm
Max. Aperture f/2.8
Angle of View 10.3°
Format Compatibility Full Frame
Lens Structure

8 elements in 6 groups

Aperture Blades 8
Min. Focusing Distance

17.3 (5x) – 23.4 (2.5x)cm

Max. Magnification 5x
Focus Mode Manual Focus
Filter Thread N/A
Dimensions 82 x 65 mm
Weight 400g
Mounts (Standard Version)

Canon EF & RF / Nikon F & Z / Sony E / Pentax K/ Leica L

Understanding: Aperture

Aperture is the opening in a camera lens that controls how much light enters the camera. It's measured in f-stops like f/2.8 or f/8. Lower f-stop numbers mean wider openings, letting in more light and creating a shallow depth of field (blurry background). Higher f-stop numbers mean smaller openings, letting in less light and creating a larger depth of field (more of the scene in focus). Aperture also affects the quality of out-of-focus areas in the image (bokeh).

Understanding: Lens Types

Different lenses have different purposes to achieve different styles of images, some popular ones include:
Prime Lens: Fixed focal length, sharp images, great for portraits and dark settings.
Zoom Lens: Variable focal length, versatile for different shots and everyday use..
Wide-Angle Lens: Captures wide scenes like landscapes.
Telephoto Lens: Magnifies distant subjects, ideal for sports & wildlife.
Macro Lens: Perfect for close-up photography of small subjects.
Fisheye Lens: Ultra-wide perspective, creates unique images.

Understanding: Lens Mounts

Different camera brands use different lens mounts, which are like connectors that attach lenses to camera bodies. Each mount is specific to a particular brand and camera series. For example, Canon uses the EF and RF mounts, Nikon uses the F mount, Sony uses the E mount for its mirrorless cameras. These mounts dictate which lenses are compatible with which cameras. Some brands offer adapters to use lenses from other systems, but it's essential to ensure compatibility for proper functionality and autofocus performance.

Understanding: Manual and Autofocus

Manual focus and autofocus are two ways to adjust the sharpness of a camera lens. With manual focus, you turn a ring on the lens to bring the subject into focus yourself, giving you full control over what appears sharp in the image. Autofocus, on the other hand, relies on the camera's built-in technology to automatically adjust the focus for you, usually by detecting contrast or phase differences in the scene. Autofocus can be convenient, especially for fast-moving subjects or when you need to capture a quick shot, whereas manual focus allows for precise adjustments and creative control over the final image.

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