http://www.lemac.com.au/site/DefaultSite/filesystem/images/laowa_probe.jpg The world’s first consumer-grade probe lens which focuses from 2:1 macro to infinity and with a compelling wide angle ‘Bug Eye’ perspective. The wide angle design means much greater depth of field at close distances than possible with conventional telephoto macro lens, so more background details can now be seen.

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Laowa 24mm f/14 2X Macro Probe - E Mount

Item Code: RAD/VE2414FE

The world’s first consumer-grade probe lens which focuses from 2:1 macro to infinity and with a compelling wide angle ‘Bug Eye’ perspective. The wide angle design means much greater depth of field at close distances than possible with conventional telephoto macro lens, so more background details can now be seen.
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Capable of focussing from 2:1 macro to infinity with an incredible 85° field of view creating a unique ‘Bug Eye’ perspective. The wide angle design provides a greater depth of field at close distance than conventional telephoto macro lenses.

An extremely long and narrow waterproof front barrel and integrated LED allow a photographer or cinematographer to get shots not previously possible.

The probe will cover both standard 35mm full frame & Super35 image sensor.

Canon EF, Nikon F, Sony FE, Pentax K, Arri PL mounts are available.

The “Cine-mod” version with standard gear focus and aperture rings, is specifically designed for videography purposes.

Features

Bug Eye Perspective

Macro lenses in 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. Our Laowa 24mm, instead, allows you to focus really close – 2 cm (0.8 in.) @ 2:1 to the subject, showing a great amount of detail and texture. But at the same time, you can enjoy a compelling wide angle ‘Bug Eye’ view (84.1°) so that more of the background details can be included in the shot. You can easily create a very informative and stunning macro bug-eye perspective that no other lens can do! The fact that it can focus really close to the subject enables a lot of shooting possibilities.

2:1 Macro to Infinity Focus

As macro photographers ourselves, we usually face the problem of not being able to shoot smaller subjects. With our Laowa probe, you can now take advantage of the 2:1 maximum magnification to shoot really small bugs and reveal details that cannot be seen with the naked eye. It is particularly useful for videographers since both finer details and environmental backgrounds can be captured in one shot.

Deep Depth of Field

The wide angle design also means much greater depth of field at close distances (compared to the telephoto macro lens) so that more background details can now be seen. Being able to focus so close but still have deep epth of field is a BIG advantage for both studio and wildlife photography.

Long & Tubular Lens Barrel

Do not understand this weird design? For traditional macro lenses, you need to get really close to your subject in order to take a good macro shot. But some areas are just simply inaccessible. Thanks to the 40 cm (15.7 in.) long barrel, you can focus really close to the subject but still keep yourself and your camera a reasonable distance away. This feature is super useful and makes your macro shooting so much easier. Imagine how convenient it will be to shoot a frog hiding in the bushes using our Probe lens, compared to getting your typical 100mm macro lens super close to it to avoid leaves blocking your subject.

Slide In Shots

From a filmmaking perspective, the Tubular Lens barrel also allows shooting a lot of “slide in” shots through tiny areas. Imagine sliding the lens between candles on your birthday cake or sliding the lens inside a drink bottle. Something that no other lens on earth can do. Our opening product showcase shot in the main video also used this technique.

Full Frame Coverage

The Laowa 24mm f/14 Probe can cover both the standard 35mm full frame & Super35 image sensor.

Waterproof Front Barrel

You think that’s cool enough? Think again. In order to bring you an even more exciting perspective and take your photos or video to the next level, we have made the front barrel of the Laowa probe waterproof. The waterproof design also implies that shooting in dusty environments or with fine powders is not going to be a problem anymore. You can literally use it ANYWHERE.

Super Light to Carry

With so many features equipped in one lens? Is this thing going to be as heavy as a big rock? Despite the weird look and long tubular design, the Laowa probe is actually super light and easy to carry. It weighs only 1.04 pounds (474 grams), even lighter than a bottle of Coke.

Led Ring Lite

What? It’s an f/14 not f/1.4? Why is there a LED ring light at the front? Macro photography is about Depth of Field and smaller apertures are usually required. An LED ring light (powered by an optional external battery) is embedded in the lens tip to provide additional lighting for focus assistance. In most cases, the more lighting you have on your subject, the better your shot will look. An included variable-output Control cable lets you adjust the amount of light from the LED.

Tiny Lens Tip

Getting proper lighting onto the subject is not always an easy task for macro photography. Typical macro lenses have large lens barrels (at least 60mm or above in diameter), blocking most of the light from hitting the subject. Our Laowa probe, on the other hand, features a 20mm diameter lens tip which makes it super easy to get sufficient illumination. The tiny 0.2 cm diameter lens tip unlocks the possibility to get really close to your subject (OR very low to the ground level) to capture a perspective never seen before and maximizes the visual impact.

For Everyone

From indie to professional. From macro to wide angle. From still to video. From studio to wildlife. This lens is designed for everyone. This lens is designed to bring each and every photographer and videographer a new striking perspective to shoot. Are your ready to infuse your creativity into this lens and create shots that nobody has seen before?

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Specifications

Name 24mm f/14 2X Macro Probe
Focal Length 24mm
Max. Aperture f/14
Angle of View 85°
Format Compatibility Full Frame
Lens Structure 27 elements in 19 groups
Aperture Blades 7
Min. Focusing Distance 470mm
Min. Working Distance 20mm
Max. Magnification 2x
Focus Mode Manual Focus
Filter Thread N/A
Dimensions 38 x 408 mm
Weight 474g
Mounts (Standard Version) Canon EF/ Nikon F / Sony FE / Pentax K
Mounts (Cine Version) Arri PL / Canon EF