The Laowa 24mm f/14 2X Macro Probe lens allows you to capture perspectives which are simply not possible with other existing lenses. Suitable for both videographers and photographers, it is a fully manual lens, with manual aperture and manual focus dials. Full frame compatible, the image circle of the Laowa Probe lens also covers Super 35mm, and smaller sensors.
The Laowa Probe is the world’s first consumer lens which focuses 2:1 macro to infinity with a "bug eye" perspective. The wide angle design offers increased depth of field, useful when at very close distances, producing greater background details – more than conventional telephoto macro lenses.
Many macro lenses on the market tend to have a long focal length (from 60mm to 120mm) and the subject fills most of the frame, isolating it from the surrounding environment. The Laowa 24mm allows exceptionally close focus to the subject of 2cm @ 2:1 life-size reproduction, showing a great amount of detail and texture. At the same time, you can enjoy a compelling wide angle ‘Bugs Eye’ view (84.1 degree field of view). The fact that it can focus very close to the subject enables a lot of shooting possibilities.
The front barrel of the lens is waterproof with an LED ring light mounted at the lens tip. This enables the front lens to be underwater whilst operating the camera out of the water, for shots in pools, streams and tanks etc, opening up a wealth of creative possibilities like no other lens. The long tubular barrel with small lens tip enables you to get into tight spaces and minimises disturbance of the surrounding environment. It also enables you to keep a safer distance when photographing certain animals, and provides access into areas that would be inaccessible with standard macro lens kit.
This Laowa 24mm F14 2x Macro Probe lens opens up possibilities unattainable with other lenses with not only animals, but also product photography and videography. Getting in close to subjects, under, over and between objects, through tunnels and tubes, under water, – explore creative possibilities and new perspectives.
The optics are constructed from 27 individual lens elements arranged in 19 groups, with 7 aperture blades. It is 408mm long, yet despite is useful length it weighs less than 500g.
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13 April 2021
The Laowa 24mm Macro Probe lens is a fantastic tool for producing truly professional results when shooting product stills or videos, and when paired with the Edelkrone slider system you’ve got a real winning combination!Read full article