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Laowa 24mm f/14 2x Macro Probe Lens for Canon EF

Laowa 24mm f/14 2x Macro Probe Lens for Canon EF

Product Code: L242907C

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The Laowa 24mm f/14 2x Macro Probe for Canon EF definitely looks unusual but the long lens delivers a world's first incredible bugs-eye view with 2:1 oversize magnification and full time manual operation

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We Love

  • Unique wide angle macro lens that produces a wide 84.1° Bug-Eye perspective
  • Excellent results for stills and video showing off previously unseen close-up details
  • Extra deep depth of field which captures images of subjects within their environment
  • Fully waterproof front lens barrel for underwater subjects and difficult shooting conditions
  • Lightweight at 474g to easily handhold and bring along for macro shooting anywhere
     
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Laowa 24mm f/14 2x Macro Probe Lens for Canon EF Summary

The unusual looking 24mm f/14 2x Macro Probe Lens from Laowa is designed for full frame Canon DSLR users, arriving as the world’s first consumer-grade probe lens. The lens has a 40cm long tubular barrel, is fully waterproof and features a built-in LED light to create a wide 84.1° Bug-Eye perspective that cannot be achieved by a conventional macro lens. The wide angle field of view and maximum f/14 aperture help capture a deep depth of field. This shows close-up subjects within their environment at up to 2:1 double life-size rather than isolated as with telephoto macros such as the 100mm f/2.8 2x Ultra Macro APO Lens also for Canon EF.

Features at a glance

  • 40cm long barrel design for full frame Canon EF-mount lens
  • Unique ‘Bugs Eye’ Perspective with an 84.1º field of view
  • 2:1 double life-size macro and infinity focus
  • Fully waterproof front barrel
  • LED ring light built-in for focus assistance and video shooting
  • Designed for video and stills
  • Manual focus only

The unique probe design can reach places which a conventional macro lens cannot get to. For example you’ll be able to shoot through bushes or under rocks to capture smaller wildlife and extra close-up to the plate for food photography. At 470mm minimum focus distance and 2x magnification, subjects will be large in the frame to engage the viewer and show off previously unseen details. Image quality is extremely pleasing with a design incorporating 27 elements in 19  groups.

Laowa 24mm f/14 2x Macro Probe Lens for Canon EF Sample Images

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What’s In The Box

  • Laowa 24mm F14 2x Macro Probe Lens for Canon EF
  • Front and rear lens caps

 

 

 

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Our Verdict

Laowa has a series of unique macro and specialist manual focus lenses in their range, but this 24mm f/14 2x Macro Probe has to take the crown as the weirdest design. Whilst looking unusual, this wide angle macro probe is a world first, providing infinity focus with a narrow aperture to capture subjects within their environment at 2:1 magnification. You can reach both difficult to shoot subjects, which are hidden from conventional macro lens designs as well as shooting with the front of the lens fully immersed in liquids. This opens up opportunities for completely new compositions, perhaps inside a glass, under foliage or nearer a plate for food photography.

LED lights are built-in to facilitate easier manual focusing and to help light subjects when shooting video. The aperture range is from f/14-f/40 keeping more of the scene in focus and warrants the lighting as the 7-bladed aperture opening will remain small throughout. Resulting images can be as unique as they are high quality thanks to a complex optical design with 27 Elements arranged in 19 groups. This is impressive in such a lens, particularly as it weighs just 474g. This lets the user bring it along to any location and enjoy a bug-eye view of the world with extraordinary results.

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  • Excellent – The equipment should be close to being ‘Like New’ but there may be some small cosmetic blemishes that lower its grade. The product has been fully tested and is in perfect excellent order.
    • Cameras – Should have no marks on the LCD screen
    • Lenses – Should have no marks on the elements or dust within the lens
  • Very Good – The equipment may have some slight cosmetic wear to the paintwork and cosmetic blemishes  with only light signs of use and the product has been fully tested and is in great working order.
    • Cameras – The LCD screen may have small signs of wear that does not affect its display
    • Lenses – The mount of the lens will start to show signs of wear
  • Good – The equipment is showing more obvious signs of cosmetic wear and blemishes, but the product has been fully tested and is in great working order.
    • Cameras – LCD screen may have scratches or wear that is starting to affect the display.
    • Lenses – May have slight dust inside that does not affect images. The mount shows signs of use.
  • Well Used – The equipment will show significant signs of wear. The paintwork will be coming away in large areas exposing the metal work, but the product has been fully tested and is in great working order.
    • Cameras – LCD screen is heavily worn either by de-lamination or has scratches to it. Rubber grips are starting to come away from the body.
    • Lenses – The lens has dust inside that may affect images. The rubber zoom/focus ring is coming away from the barrel of the lens.

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