The lens proven off on the Laowa stand final July at a images present in Shanghai, China is now official. Venus Optics has at this time introduced the Laowa 24mm T14 2x Periprobe lens, which takes the unique 24mm f/14 and T14 probe lenses and extends them with extra versatility, because of a brand new 90° periscope like tip on the top that allows you to shoot at proper angles to the airplane of the digicam sensor.
The lens can also be modular, permitting you to swap out the 90° module for a direct view module, permitting you to make use of it in the identical means because the earlier probe lens. However the latest iteration permits you to shoot photographs and get angles with digicam actions which have beforehand been unimaginable. The tip additionally includes a 1/4-20″ threaded socket on the top for attaching equipment reminiscent of additional lighting.
The Laowa 24mm T14 2x Periprobe lens is a full-frame lens that’s supplied in a spread of mounts together with Arri PL, Canon EF, Canon RF, Nikon F, Nikon Z, Sony E and Leica L mounts. It’s being debuted on the Cinegear present 9-Eleventh June together with the not too long ago introduced Laowa Nanomorph cine lenses.
The 90° periscope model lens opens up a variety of attention-grabbing new framing and digicam motion alternatives as a result of slim areas it’ll can help you shoot in. As your airplane of focus is perpendicular to the digicam sensor and never parallel to it, you possibly can slide it into some very tight gaps the place a conventional lens setup simply wouldn’t be doable. It additionally makes different photographs an entire lot simpler, like taking pictures from the bottom and searching barely upwards whereas nonetheless having the ability to see your digicam’s LCD.
The 90° periscope lens will be rotated 360° across the axis of the mount, permitting you to level it above, beneath, to both aspect or anyplace in between. For movement management programs significantly, this opens up every kind of nice choices for digicam motion. And once you’re executed with the periscope lens, you possibly can take away the tube and substitute it with the common one, the place it really works identical to the unique Laowa 24mm Probe lens.
The entrance barrel of the Periprobe can also be waterproof, permitting you to stay right into a pond, river or aquarium to seize underwater scenes, or pour drinks over it when filming commercials. It additionally includes a 1/4-20″ socket on the entrance of it for including attachments, like a small LED mild in case the built-in ones simply aren’t fairly sturdy sufficient. Each modular lens tubes function a built-in LED mild.
For Micro 4 Thirds and APS-C shooters, there’s a 0.7x focal size reducer designed particularly for the probe lens. In addition to widening the sector of view again up, bringing APS-C as much as about what a full-frame usually sees and bringing MFT as much as about what an APS-C digicam would see with out the velocity booster, it additionally boosts the sunshine as much as an efficient aperture of T10, so that you’re not shedding as a lot mild as you might be when utilizing it on full-frame.
The Laowa 24mm T14 2x Periprobe is obtainable to purchase now for $2,299 from the Venus Optics web site in Arri PL, Canon EF, Canon RF, Nikon F, Nikon Z, Sony E and Leica L mounts. The focal size reducer prices an additional $250 whereas straight lens mount adapters are $30 every. The unique Laowa 24mm f/14 Probe lens for images is being lowered to $1,449 with the Cine model lowered to $1,599.