A Review of the AstrHori 25mm f/2.8 2-5x Ultra Macro Lens

At $249, the AstrHori 25mm f/2.8 2-5x Ultra Macro offers users a glimpse into a hidden world without a significant hit to their bank accounts. This excellent video review takes a look at the lens and the sort of performance and image quality you can expect from it in usage.

Coming to you from Christopher Frost, this great video review takes a look at the new AstrHori 25mm f/2.8 2-5x Ultra Macro lens, available for Canon RF, Nikon Z, Leica L, Fujifilm X, and Sony E mount cameras. Despite its price of just $249, this lens offers a lot of neat features and capabilities, including:

  • 2:1 to 5:1 magnification range for greater-than-life-size imagery
  • Minimum focusing distance of 7.3" at 5:1 magnification, 4.4" at 2:1
  • Working distance of 1.5" at 5:1 and 1.8" at 2:1
  • Wide angle design for greater depth of field
  • Manual focus operation
  • Incorporates extra-low dispersion and high-refractive elements
  • Lightweight, weighing just 1 lb
  • Minimum Focus Distance: 4.4" / 113 mm
  • Maximum Magnification: 2 to 5x
  • Macro Reproduction Ratio: 5:1
  • Optical Design: 10 Elements in 7 Groups
  • Manual Focus
  • Dimensions: 2.4 x 4" / 61 x 102 mm
  • Length at Maximum Extension: 6.9" / 174 mm
  • Weight: 1 lb / 474 g

While you should not expect perfection at such a low price, the 25mm f/2.8 2-5x looks like a lot of fun. Check out the video above for Frost's full thoughts on the lens. 

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Alex Cooke is a Cleveland-based portrait, events, and landscape photographer. He holds an M.S. in Applied Mathematics and a doctorate in Music Composition. He is also an avid equestrian.

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