Macro Room have just uploaded an incredible video on their YouTube channel featuring the Laowa probe lens by Venus Optics.
Currently on Kickstarter with more than $400,000 raised and a few more weeks before the campaign is over, this lens is due to start shipping next month to it backers.
Termed by Venus Optics as “bugs eye view”, the long barrel design of the lens allows you to shoot macro photos and videos which was previously very difficult to do. The lens is a wide angle 24mm f/14 with 2:1 maximum magnification and the closest focusing distance of mere 2cm.
Seen as early as Photokina 2016, the lens allows for greater depth of field at f/14 to capture the environment around the subject and the long 40cm (16 inch) barrel design makes it very easy to slide and reach into difficult to get places.
The tip of the lens in waterproof and houses a LED ring light to light the subject. It is available in Canon EF, Nikon F, Sony FE and cinema PL mounts for both full frame and APSC formats and weighs 474 grams (1.04 lb).
The retails price is $1499 but you can get discounts by backing them on Kickstarter. Below are the full specs: