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Laowa 24mm T14 2x Periprobe Lens Introduced – First Look Assessment and Pattern Footage

Laowa 24mm T14 2x Periprobe lens is a brand new large angle macro lens with a protracted barrel, that now contains a 90° “periscope” tip. In reality, the brand new lens comes with each straight and periscope entrance components that may be simply modified. The periscope model additionally options LED lights close to the entrance lens, it may be freely rotated, and is waterproof as effectively. The Laowa Periprobe lens will retail for $2,299. Let’s check out the pattern footage and Nino’s first look evaluation.

In October 2016 in the course of the Photokina tradeshow (R.I.P.) we made an interview with Kevin from Venus Optics (Laowa) a couple of new distinctive “snorkel” macro lens. This interview additionally occurs to be the most well-liked video on our Youtube channel for some motive. In 2018, Venus Optics lastly launched the Laowa 24mm Probe lens which supplied a novel wide-angle macro perspective with a really lengthy waterproof barrel. Ensure to test Nino’s evaluation of the unique Probe lens from 2018.

Preliminary Interview in regards to the Laowa 24mm Macro Probe Lens.

Right now, the corporate releases a brand new model of the lens referred to as Periprobe that options two totally different interchangeable entrance components. My colleague Nino spent a while with the lens and made a couple of pattern pictures with it, so make sure that to test the video and listen to what he has to say in regards to the new Periprobe lens. Now, let’s check out the specs and options.

Laowa Periprobe lens

Laowa 24mm T14 2x Periprobe lens. Supply: Venus Optics

The brand new Laowa Periprobe lens inherits all of the options from the unique probe lens whereas including a “periscope” tip with 90° angle to allow extra artistic views. In reality, the brand new lens is available in a small suitcase that features each the straight Laowa Probe lens tip and the brand new 90° Laowa Periprobe tip. Each lens ideas are waterproof and may be interchanged anytime.

Laowa 24mm T14 2x Periprobe lens. Supply: Venus Optics

Similar to the unique Laowa Probe lens, the brand new Periprobe lens options 24mm focal size with 85° FOV, 2x macro magnification, the so-called “bug-eye perspective”, and LED lights across the entrance component. The lens nonetheless options the identical guide aperture obtainable between T14 and T40, so that you want numerous mild to supply well-lit clips.

There are specific forms of pictures that had been beforehand fairly tough (or required particular rigging and numerous area) with the straight probe lens, corresponding to “aspect shot”, “tilting”, “staying near the ground”, or “trying up & down”. With the Periprobe lens, a lot of these pictures ought to now require a lot much less area and needs to be simpler to carry out.

Laowa 24mm T14 2x Periprobe lens. Supply: Venus Optics

The Periprobe lens can even rotate 360° alongside its axis (after unlocking the orientation ring through the use of the clutch mechanism). Because of this, customers can embody attention-grabbing “pan” actions within the clips. The tip of the Periprobe lens options one 1/4-20″ thread for mounting extra lights, equipment, props, or assist mounts.

The lens barrel is 40cm (15.7″) lengthy and the minimal focusing distance from the entrance component is 2cm. The lens weighs 770g (1.69 lbs) and the straight interchangeable barrel weighs 248g (0.54 lbs).

Laowa 24mm T14 2x Periprobe lens. Supply: Venus Optics

Laowa Periprobe lens will likely be obtainable for seven totally different lens mounts – ARRI PL, Canon EF, Canon RF, Nikon F, Nikon Z, Sony E, and Leica L. Different mounts corresponding to Micro 4 Thirds or FUJIFILM X may be simply tailored utilizing one of many variations with the SLR mount (with lengthy flange distance) – ARRI PL, Canon EF, or Nikon F.

Value and availability

The Laowa 24mm T14 2x Periprobe lens is out there for pre-order now. The value has been set to $2,299 which is barely extra, than what the unique Probe was promoting, however you get two lens ideas and a carrying case included.

Are you utilizing the unique Laowa Probe macro lens on your video work? What do you concentrate on the brand new 24mm Periprobe lens? Tell us within the feedback part beneath the article.

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