Laowa FF 24mm T14 2X Macro Periprobe Review – Newsshooter


About 3 years ago Laowa announced the 24mm f/14 2x Macro Probe which was the first truly affordable lens of its type. Well, today they have released a follow-up to that lens, the FF 24mm T14 2X Macro Periprobe.

What makes the Laowa FF 24mm T14 2X Macro Periprobe even more unique and interesting than the 24mm f/14 2x Macro Probe is that it uses an interchangeable lens tube that allows you to shoot at 0° or 90°. This opens up a world of creative opportunities that weren’t possible with the previous lens.

Key features

  • Bug-eye perspective
  • 2x magnification
  • Deep depth of field
  • Long & tubular lens barrel
  • Waterproof barrel
  • LED Ring Lite
  • 360° Rotation
  • 0° & 90° interchangeable
  • Extra threaded tip (1/4 20)

You have probably wondered on occasion how wildlife documentary shooters are able to get such incredibly close macro shots of small insects. Well, one of the ways to do it is through the use of a periscope or probe lens. Lenses such as the Innovision Probe 2+ and the T-Rex SuperScope are just two of the options available, but being specialty lenses they are expensive to buy or rent. Affordable options are far and few between, but that was before Laowa came along. Laowa has a good reputation for making unique and interesting lenses and the FF 24mm T14 2X Macro Periprobe follows that tradition.

The Laowa 24mm f/14 2x Macro Probe was the world’s first consumer-grade probe lens, and it allowed users to capture very creative shots. Above you can see some footage that I captured with that lens. Unlike conventional macro lenses, the Laowa 24mm Probe lens can create a perspective that cannot be replicated with a conventional macro lens. Not only could it focus really close (2cm @ 2:1), which is perfect for showing a great amount of detail and texture, but it is also capable of creating a compelling wide angle ‘Bug Eye’ view (84.1°). This allows you to get a macro wide-angle perspective that is very different from what you are used to seeing. For telephoto macro lenses, the subject will fill most of the frame and appear isolated from the surrounding environment instead.

Full Frame Coverage

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The Laowa FF 24mm T14 2X Macro Periprobe can cover both standard 35mm full frame and Super 35 image sensors. This makes the lens suitable for use on just about any camera. The lens is available in Canon EF, Canon R, Nikon F, Nikon Z, Sony E, and Leica L mounts. There is also cine version with a click-less aperture and focus gears in ARRI PL mount.

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