Venus Optics Laowa 24mm f/14 Probe Lens for Nikon F

SKU : VE2414N
Replacement Value : $1753
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Focal Length

24mm

Maximum Aperture

f/14

Minimum Aperture

f/40

Lens Mount

Nikon F

Format Compatibility

Full-Frame

Angle of View

85°

Maximum Magnification

>2x

Macro Reproduction Ratio

2:1

Minimum Focus Distance

1.54' / 47 cm

Optical Design

27 Elements in 19 Groups

Diaphragm Blades

7

Focus Type

Manual Focus

Image Stabilization

None

Filter Size

None

Dimensions (ø x L)

1.5 x 16.06" / 38 x 408 mm

Weight

1 lb / 474 g

- Venus Optics Laowa 24mm f/14 Probe Lens for Nikon F (VE2414N)
- USB Cable Dimmer with Power Adjustment
- USB Cable
- Lens Bag
- Metal Lens Case

The Venus Optics Laowa 24mm Nikon F Mount Lens is a borescope-like tool that allows you to capture imagery of areas inaccessible to normal lenses. It provides a new way to approach macro photography and filmmaking.

Wide-Angle Macro Lens

The Venus Optics Laowa 24mm Probe Lens’s unique design gives you a larger-than-life 2:1 maximum magnification and a 0.8-inch working distance. Wide-angle 24mm focal length affords greater depth of field and more surrounding detail than traditional telephoto macro designs, which tend to isolate subject matter with shallow depth of field. Being able to capture both, very small subject and its surroundings in one scene is a unique opportunity for nature and product shooters.

Optics

The lens’s 19-group/27-element optical design includes both extra-low dispersion and extra refractive index elements, which help to suppress chromatic and spherical aberrations for a high degree of clarity, color accuracy, and sharpness. Seven-blade diaphragm contributes to a pleasing bokeh quality.

Fully Manual Lens

This is a fully manual lens that provides no electronic communication with the camera. You must manually make all aperture and focus adjustments on the lens itself, and lens information is not transferred through EXIF data. A dedicated switch lets you quickly de-click the manual aperture ring for smooth, quiet rotation that’s great for video. Manual focus control permits focusing from 1.5' to infinity, and the front of the lens has a built-in LED ring light to aid in focusing at close distances.

Unique Build Benefits

The slim 0.2" diameter of the front of the lens barrel also offers greater opportunities for lighting subjects from the front. It is useful for documenting habitats and the insides of products for compelling results without having to be too close to the subject. For video, capture fun "slide in" shots in areas normally much too narrow for average lenses. The front portion of the lens is waterproof, and permits working with subjects just beneath the surface of water or in other dusty or trying environments. It also has a built-in LED ring light, which is powered via a micro-USB port on the barrel, to provide some illumination on close-up subjects for easier focusing. The 20mm diameter lens tip is small enough to not completely overshadow a small subject, making lighting a tiny object much easier. The long, tubular lens barrel contributes to producing a distinct bug-eye perspective and, despite the short working distance, the length of the lens barrel places the camera at a comfortable shooting distance.

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  • Venus Optics Laowa 24mm f/14 Probe is a wide-angle close-up lens designed for use on FX and DX-format Nikon F-mount cameras. If you use it on a DX-format camera, it’ll give you a 36mm-equivalent focal length.
  • To operate the built-in LED on this lens, you will need to use an external USB power source.
  • It is ideal for nature documentaries, how-it's-made style commercial shooting, and all manner of creative and professional projects.
  • It is a fully manual lens that provides no electronic communication with the camera.


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