Venus Optics Laowa 24mm f/14 Probe

Venus Optocs Laowa 24mm f/14 Probe

Lens Summary

Brand: Venus Optics

Also Known As: Laowa 24mm f/14 Macro

Lens Type: Prime Lens

Format: Full Frame / FX

Focus: Manual Focus

Lens Mount: Canon EF, Nikon F, Pentax K, Sony E

Release Date: 2018-08-01

MSRP Price: $1399

Made in: China

Production Status: In Production

Lens Description: Described as "weird but genius," the Nikon F-mount Laowa 24mm f/14 Probe from Venus Optics is a truly unique lens designed for close-up shooting. Distinguished by its long, slender lens barrel, this macro lens provides a 2:1 maximum magnification with a 1.5' minimum focusing distance and a close 0.8" minimum working distance. Even with such a close working distance, the lens measures 1.3' long, placing you at a comfortable distance to photograph nearby subjects. Also, as a wide-angle lens, greater depth of field is afforded when compared to traditional telephoto macro lenses, which allows for greater detail in the background with less subject isolation.

Venus Optics Laowa 24mm f/14 Probe Specifications

Lens Specifications
Lens TypePrime Lens
Focal Length24mm
Mount TypeCanon EF, Nikon F, Pentax K, Sony E
FormatFull Frame / FX
Compatible Format(s)Full Frame / APS-C
Compatible with TeleconvertersNo
Maximum Reproduction Ratio1:0.5
Image StabilizationNo
Aperture Information
Aperture RingYes
Maximim Aperturef/14
Minimum Aperturef/40
Maximum Angle of View (Full frame or larger format)85°
Optical Information
Lens Elements27
Lens Groups19
Diaphragm Blades7
Extra-Low Dispersion Glass Elements2
Special Glass ElementsOne extra refractive index element
Focus Information
FocusManual Focus
Built-in Focus MotorNo
Minimum Focus Distance1.54' / 47 cm
Filter Information
Filter SizeN/A
Accepts Filter TypeScrew-on
Physical Characteristics
Weather / Dust SealingYes
Mount MaterialMetal
DimensionsApprox. 1.50 x 16.06" / 38 x 408 mm
Weight1.04 lb / 474 g
Other Information
Available in ColorsBlack

Lens Construction

Venus Optics Laowa 24mm f/14 Probe Lens Construction

MTF Chart

Venus Optics Laowa 24mm f/14 Probe MTF Chart


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