AstrHori's Ultra-Macro Lens 25mm f2.8 2x-5x Rumors

Getting up close and Personal With AstrHori’s Ultra-Macro Lens 25mm f/2.8 2x-5x

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Last Updated/Info Checked on January 29, 2024 by Kimberly K.

This year, Full Frame Mirrorless camera lovers are in for a treat as AstroHori’s New 25mm F/2.8 2x-5x lens is being announced across the globe allowing photographers to get as close and capture intricate details with peak perfection, in other words, if you are a fan of macro photography and accessories correlating to it, you might want to buckle up and keep on reading this article because its going to be quite a ride.

Apparently, with this macro lens, users can zoom down ultra up close, which usually was possible since this sort of photoshoot of capturing intricate details was pretty much limited to flagship tier macro lenses that weighed in as high as 500 dollars and upwards in terms of price tag, however, the Astrohori Utlra macro lens is being listed only for $249 dollars, a pitch so perfect, so that allows everyone to get their hands once it’s up for sale.

One of our senior Optics experts and team lead at Camerasguy even rated this lens as “a perfect 5x magnification rating for “redefining macro boundaries.”

But that’s not all the buzz it has been garnering on the internet, in fact, one of the fellow Redditors even claimed  “With wide-angle views, bright f-stops, and compatibility for most mirrorless cameras, photographers can’t wait to get their hands on the new AstrHori lens and start exploring a microscopic universe that was previously invisible to the naked eye.”

One of the cheeky replies on the same subreddit was”This thing is gonna rock my macro world.” Considering the level of enthusiasm in these comments, it’s safe to assume that it has everyone head over heels.

Especially if take into account that the Astrohori Ultra Macro Lens is going to be compatible with cameras such as:

  • Sony E-Mount (For Sony a7 series, a9 cameras, etc.)
  • Leica L-Mount (For Leica SL2, SL2-S cameras as well as Panasonic S series)
  • Nikon Z-Mount (For Nikon Z5, Z6, Z7, Z9)
  • Canon RF-Mount (For EOS R5, R6, R7 cameras)
  • Fujifilm G-Mount (For GFX 100, GFX 50S cameras)

In other words, anything from the past couple of years would be easily compatible when paired up with your cameras, so you could swoop in and capture even the most obscure details of the mini world that is hidden from our eyes, Isn’t that mind-blowing?

On the other hand, the fact that it caters to budget photogs who want to dabble their way on the macro spectrum for recreational photoshoots is quite baffling on its own.

Moreover, the lens also offers an incremental zoom in 0.5 magnification that allows the barrel to go from 2x-5x while having a massive aperture of F/2.8 so that users can attain super crystalline focus that is close to the sensor is simply unprecedented.

Meanwhile, the lens is also set to be rolling out with ED glass elements, and modular extension for flexible magnification ranges, nevertheless, we, along with other macro geeks are incredibly excited and cannot wait to look forward to how this lens would survive our lab tests but for some for reasons my guts tell me that I am optimistic about the results.

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