What is a Probe Lens?

One of the cooler lenses to be introduced in recent years is the Laowa Probe Lens. This “weird but genius” 24mm f.14 lens is designed for close-up shooting. The long and slender lens barrel allows the shooter to gain truly unique and unconventional perspectives. This macro lens provides a 2:1 maximum magnification with a 1.5′ minimum focusing distance, and an incredible 0.8″ minimum working distance! As a wide angle lens (24mm), greater depth of field can be achieved as compared to a traditional telephone macro lens (100mm).

The manufacturer states that the optical design of this lens includes “both extra-low dispersion and extra-refractive index elements, which help to suppress chromatic and spherical aberrations for a high degree of clarity, color accuracy, and sharpness”. That quality of design and performance gives the shooter the ability to create truly unique and dynamic compositions that will push your production value to the next level. Because of the wide focal length with macro style depth of field quality, shots can be created that nearly look like CGI!

On top of all this, the lens comes with a water-proof shell and led-front tip so that you can not only go places other lenses can’t, but you’ll have enough light to actually use the f.14 lens!

So, next time you really need to spread your creative wings and bump up that production value, give us a shout and we’ll get you set up with some righteous tools!

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