Laowa 24mm F14 2x Macro Probe Lens

LaowaSKU: 6940486702323

Mount: Canon RF
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Laowa 24mm F14 2x Macro Probe Lens

This innovative product has already made waves in the photography world, having been successfully funded on Kickstarter and ranking as the second most funded lens project of all time. Introducing the world's first consumer-grade probe lens, this lens is capable of focusing from 2:1 macro to infinity, while also providing a unique and captivating wide angle 'Bug Eye' perspective.

The wide angle design of this lens allows for a much greater depth of field at close distances than what is possible with a conventional telephoto macro lens. This means that more background details can now be captured, providing a more comprehensive and immersive experience for the viewer. Additionally, the front barrel of the lens is waterproof, and an LED ring light is mounted at the tip of the lens, ensuring that you can capture stunning images in any lighting condition.

This lens is incredibly versatile, as it can cover both standard 35mm full frame and Super35 image sensors, making it perfect for a wide range of photography needs. It is also super lightweight, making it easy to carry with you wherever you go.

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.

For those in the videography industry, a "Cine-mod" version of the lens is available, which includes standard gear focus and aperture rings, specifically designed for videography purposes. Additionally, the lens comes with a variable-output Control cable and a rugged aluminium carry case, ensuring that your equipment stays safe and secure while on the go.

What sets our lens apart is that it also provides a wide-angle ‘Bug Eye’ view (84.1°), allowing you to capture more of the background details in your shot. This unique feature enables you to create a stunning macro bug-eye perspective that no other lens can achieve. The ability to focus so closely to the subject opens up a world of shooting possibilities.

The wide-angle design of our lens also means that it offers a much greater depth of field at close distances compared to telephoto macro lenses. This feature allows you to capture more background details in your shots, making it an excellent choice for both studio and wildlife photography.

In summary, the Laowa 24mm lens is a game-changer in the world of macro photography. It offers a unique perspective that no other lens can achieve, allowing you to capture stunning and informative shots with ease.

DOF comparison between 24mm f/14 and traditional tele macro

For example, the bug below is around 4 mm (0.15 in.) in size and it was captured by the 24mm f/14 Probe at 2:1 Macro magnification. The greater DOF allows more leaf area to be in focus compared to telephoto lens.

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?

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/ Leica L

Mounts (Cine Version)

Arri PL / Canon EF/Canon RF/ Sony FE/ Nikon Z

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Understanding: Aperture

Aperture is the opening in a camera lens that controls how much light enters the camera. It's measured in f-stops like f/2.8 or f/8. Lower f-stop numbers mean wider openings, letting in more light and creating a shallow depth of field (blurry background). Higher f-stop numbers mean smaller openings, letting in less light and creating a larger depth of field (more of the scene in focus). Aperture also affects the quality of out-of-focus areas in the image (bokeh).

Understanding: Lens Types

Different lenses have different purposes to achieve different styles of images, some popular ones include:
Prime Lens: Fixed focal length, sharp images, great for portraits and dark settings.
Zoom Lens: Variable focal length, versatile for different shots and everyday use..
Wide-Angle Lens: Captures wide scenes like landscapes.
Telephoto Lens: Magnifies distant subjects, ideal for sports & wildlife.
Macro Lens: Perfect for close-up photography of small subjects.
Fisheye Lens: Ultra-wide perspective, creates unique images.

Understanding: Lens Mounts

Different camera brands use different lens mounts, which are like connectors that attach lenses to camera bodies. Each mount is specific to a particular brand and camera series. For example, Canon uses the EF and RF mounts, Nikon uses the F mount, Sony uses the E mount for its mirrorless cameras. These mounts dictate which lenses are compatible with which cameras. Some brands offer adapters to use lenses from other systems, but it's essential to ensure compatibility for proper functionality and autofocus performance.

Understanding: Manual and Autofocus

Manual focus and autofocus are two ways to adjust the sharpness of a camera lens. With manual focus, you turn a ring on the lens to bring the subject into focus yourself, giving you full control over what appears sharp in the image. Autofocus, on the other hand, relies on the camera's built-in technology to automatically adjust the focus for you, usually by detecting contrast or phase differences in the scene. Autofocus can be convenient, especially for fast-moving subjects or when you need to capture a quick shot, whereas manual focus allows for precise adjustments and creative control over the final image.

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