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- Full-Frame | f/14 to f/40
- Focus and Aperture Gears for Cine Use
- Unique Probe Design for Close-Up Work
- 2:1 to Infinity Magnification
Described as "weird but genius," the Canon EF-mount Laowa 24mm f/14 Probe Lens from Venus Optics is a truly unique lens designed for close-up shooting. Distinguished by its long and 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, allowing for greater detail in the background with less subject isolation.
Some reviewer reported about yellowish LED light. ...
Some reviewer reported about yellowish LED light. How bad is it?
My whole lens leans yellow anyways, the light seems mostly daylight balanced. I try to stay away from front light in my photography and cinematography so I tend to avoid using it. Also in specular reflections you can very clearly see the 8 individual diodes that compose the ring light. This lens is incredible for what it is capable of, but it does have it’s limitations.
Date published: 2020-07-19
Can someone list every single difference between ...
Can someone list every single difference between the cine-mod and regular versions of this lens?
Cine lenses will have built in gear on the focus ring for focus pulling. That's why it's called the Cine-Mod Version. The original version does not have the built in gear around the focus ring.
Date published: 2022-06-12
Can anyone recommend a good follow focus that ...
Can anyone recommend a good follow focus that fits this small diameter lens? Most of them do not, it would seem. Has anyone tested it with a particular model? Thanks.
This lens has a standard 0.8mm gear and should work with most follow focus units. If you wanted something with a low profile you could check out the Kamerar FF-3 Follow Focus, B&H # KAKFF3, you will just need a 15mm rod system to mount the follow focus too. https://bhpho.to/2CcGHMa
Date published: 2019-02-11
Are the cine gears on this model worth the extra ...
Are the cine gears on this model worth the extra price? It seems most of the time for video this lens would be used at a fixed focal point, as the camera moves on something like a slider.
That depends on how you plan to use the lens. If your goal is to use this lens to film subjects that do not move or without moving the camera then you can use the photography version. However, if you plan to use a follow focus, or a slider, or any other camera motion gear it is much better to use the cine version of the lens. The built in gear ring are designed for use with a follow focus enabling more precise control when pulling focus to accommodate any kind of movement. FYI if you purchase the photography version of this lens you can add a focus gear ring yourself but it will not be as robust as having it built into the lens.
Date published: 2021-11-26
Is there a Cine-mod version for the Nikon ...
Is there a Cine-mod version for the Nikon F-mount?
We do not have a Cinema Modified version of this lens in an F-Mount at this time. The F-Mount version only comes in the non-modified form, BH #VE2414N.
Date published: 2020-01-16
Anyone experience performance issues when using ...
Anyone experience performance issues when using adapters with this lens? Looking to use this in conjunction with the Sigma MC-11 EF to E adapter.
The Venus Optics Laowa 24mm f/14 Probe Lens for Canon EF (Cine-Mod Version) (B&H# VE2414CC) does not communicate electronically with the camera for focus or aperture control and thus could also work with many Sony E mount-equipped cameras if and only if it is used with an appropriate adapter. If an adapter that is appropriate for your camera is used then there should not be any impediment to performance.
Date published: 2022-05-15
Will this new probe lens allow me to unscrew the ...
Will this new probe lens allow me to unscrew the 0 degree lens, and then use the 90 degree lenses later on, if I purchased the 90 at a later time?
No, If you want the 90° & Direct View version of this lens you would look at the following model. BH #VE2414PEF https://bhpho.to/3da4N1y
Date published: 2022-09-12
Does this lens need a neutral density filter in ...
Does this lens need a neutral density filter in the EF adaptor for Canon?
The Venus Optics Laowa 24mm f/14 Probe Lens does not need a neutral density filter.
Date published: 2023-05-04