Macro options - Anyone tried the Laowa 65mm or the Meike 85mm?

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Nirurin Senior Member • Posts: 1,058
Macro options - Anyone tried the Laowa 65mm or the Meike 85mm?

So the Laowa is a 2:1 lens, and the Meike is a 1.5:1 lens, so they're both fairly unusual in those regards.

It also (I assume?) means that the working distance for a standard 1:1 shot is longer than it would usually be? I am pretty sure Laowa advertises it like that anyway, not sure how true it is.

Curious on the quality of these lenses though. Both come up pretty cheaply, and they're both much more compact than the Fuji 80mm (which I can't afford, and is too big and bulky for my bag anyway).

I'm tempted by (and have owned in the past, a long time ago) the 60mm fuji, but it's not really a macro lens and it's so slow to focus that I'd generally be manual anyway. So until fuji gives us a refreshed lens line-up (so many fuji lenses are just desperate for a remake) I don't think the 60mm is really worth a purchase.

So yeh, Laowa or Meike, anyone tried or compared these by any chance?

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