Laowa 24mm T14 2x Periprobe is dedicatedly designed for Full Frame sensors. It hesitates all the features from Laowa 24mm f/14 2x Probe and adds a whole new periscope characteristic. The lens gives you a new perspective and improves flexibility in terms of setups and camera operation.
The 24mm T14 2x Periprobe includes (1) Main Unit, (1) 90° Module and (1) Direct View Module. Users could flexibly swap the modules based on the needs.
What shots Periprobe can do?
Users can hold up or down the camera with the Periprobe to create a periscope perspective. It is useful when you shoot something unreachable like the tree hole at 7’ tall or the crab hiding in an underwater cave. It also makes your set-ups easier since you do not need a big tank and waterproof housing for this shot.
It is nearly impossible to travel between objects that are close to each other unless you make a complicated mechanism with programs to move the objects back and forward to prevent from colliding. It is very time-consuming and pain for videographers to have this pre-shoot preparation. With Periprobe, you could simply travel through the tight space by rigging the cameras on sliders and tripods.
Tilting up is never a rare perspective you can see in galleries. However, shooting something very small and close to the ground is nearly impossible without Periprobe as the camera is always a big hindrance. Users can now capture from a looking-up bug-eye perspective.
With 2x magnification, 85° wide AoV and close working distance, users could create a special close-up face-up and face-down shot that other lenses cannot do.
Users could unrelease the orientation ring to spin the lens along the axis which could create special movements.
It is difficult for photographers to film close to the ground as there are always restrictions in set-ups, like the cameras and the lens itself are always obstacles. Some users would dig a hole in the ground for the cameras or need a more complicated pre-shoot set-up. With Periprobe, you could simply stick the lens tip to the ground.
How special Periprobe is?
Users could use the clutch mechanism to unlock the orientation ring for perspective adjustment and different motion movements. The 0.8 Mod gear allows users to install the focus gear for smooth perspective movements.
There is a direct view module included in the lens set. Users could switch back to the probe perspective with a few simple installation steps.
The threaded tip allows for the mounting of accessories like lighting or provides an attachment point for stabilization.
The 24mm T14 2x Periprobe has a wider perspective i.e. 85° than other macro lenses which more background infomation can be captured. The lens is able to focus really close to the subjects i.e. working distance=0.8”/2cm at 2x magnification. It makes everything bigger than life size with great details to create a stunning ‘bug-eye perspective’.
With 2x magnification, users would have higher flexibility to shoot subjects of different sizes. More textures and details can be captured with higher magnification.
The Periprobe has a wider perspective than other telephoto macro lenses and the aperture range starts from T14 to T40; therefore, it would have a greater depth of field at close distances. It is beneficial when shooting wildlife and in a studio as more information of the background can be included.
The long and tubular lens barrel makes itself more accessible to different subjects. With the 40cm/15.7” long barrel, you could poke it into different tight spaces like tree holes, Lego houses, etc. Users could also stay at a safe distance from the subjects.
The front barrel of the Periprobe is waterproof so users could make underwater shots without a housing to get unique shots that other lenses cannot do. Users could also make use of this feature to create a first-person view like pouring liquid on the lens.
For APS-C & M43 Users
The 24mm T14 2x Periprobe is designed for full-frame cameras. However, APS-C and Micro Four Thirds users can now pair up the lens with a 0.7x focal reducer which is dedicatedly designed for the probe lens. It maintains the perspective of the lens by reducing the crop from the APS-C and M43 sensors, while it boosts the light to f/10. Click Here to acquire more information about 0.7x focal reducer. Click Here to read more information about the 0.7x focal reducer.
Sample footage and Behind the Scenes
The Lens Support (for 15mm LWS Rod) is specially designed for 24mm T14 2x PeriProbe for extra stabilisation of the lens barrel. It is compatible with both direct view module and periscope module. *It is not usable on 24mm T14 2x Probe. *