Venus Optics Laowa 24mm T8 2X Macro Pro2be lens officially announced (Arri PL, Canon EF+RF, Nikon F+Z, Sony E, Leica L mount)

The previously reported Laowa 24mm T8 2X Macro Pro2be lens by Venus Optics is now officially announced and available to order at the official Laowa online store and B&H Photo. Here are the details:

Laowa 24mm T8 2X Macro Pro2be
Lens Type Direct View 35° View Periscope View
Format Compatibility Full-frame
Focal Length 24mm
Aperture Range T8 - 40
Diagonal Angle of View 85°
Lens Structure 33 elements in 24 groups 33 elements in 24 groups 34 elements in 25 groups
Aperture Blades 10 blades
Min. Working Distance 4mm
Max. Magnification 2X
Focus Throw 150°
Aperture Throw 50°
Focus Mode Manual (MF)
Dimensions 30.4x507mm 30.4x500mm 30.4x500mm
Weight (PL) 1038g 1024g 1068g
Mounts Arri PL, Canon EF, Canon RF, Nikon F, Nikon Z, Sony E, L mount
Price 3-lens set: $8,499
$2,849 $3,149 $3,349

Versatile Aperture Range from T8 to T40

The new Pro2be has a maximum T8 aperture. The faster aperture makes it more favorable for outdoor shooting with limited light or for high-speed shooting. You can also have more control on DoF from the T8 to T40 according to the lighting and setup.

Longer tubular and Adjustable Lens Barrels (for 35° View and Periscope Lenses)

These lenses are designed with long and adjustable lens barrels for filmmakers to get the right angle for a shot. The lens barrels are almost 10cm longer than the previous versions, allowing the lens to go further or deeper. Moreover, with the 360° rotating mechanism, these lenses can provide more flexibility and versatility to capture the subject at different positions and elevations. You can simply adjust the angle of the lens on the setup with the lens mounted on the camera.

36.6cm Waterproof Distance

The Pro2be extended the waterproof distance up to 36.6cm, which provides much more room for filmmakers to look for underwater creatures and the possibility to scale up the water scenes. The extra angle also provides more flexibility for setup and maneuvering.

Excellent Image Quality and Color Rendition

The Pro2be improved the optical design to better render the color and details of the image. All 3 lenses are equipped with multiple High refractive index glass and Extra-Low Dispersion Elements, providing much better sharpness and image quality.

2X magnification with 4mm unbelievably close working distance

All Pro2be can deliver the image in 2:1 magnification of the object, filmmakers can also capture the finest intricate details with a working distance of up to 4mm. It is useful to shoot product b-rolls for watches and jewelry, intricate details can be revealed.

7 Interchangeable mounts

Laowa is offering 7 interchangeable mount bayonets for the Pro2be. All 3 lenses can share the same bayonet and the conversion between mounts can be completed by few simple steps. Filmmakers can use them on different cine and high-speed cameras without adapters, elevating the shooting experience with extra stabilities. Available mounts: Arri PL, Canon EF, Canon RF, Nikon F, Nikon Z, Sony E, L mount.

Close To The Ground Shots

The Periscope lens can stay close to the ground while maintaining the camera at a high level. Filmmakers can capture interesting ground-level angles with a handy setup.

FPV-Like Shots

With the long and periscopic tube, the Pro2be can “travel through” different objects without limit. It is a perfect tool to pair with robot arms to create crispy and dynamic footage for commercials, movies, or other creative works through precise motion control.

Cinematic Low and High-Angle Shots

Epic commercial shots, for example, giant-liked product shots can be done with the built-in 35° tilt of the lens. It is more convenient for filmmakers to shoot when the camera is leveled, and the degree of the tilted angle can also be maintained easily for every shot.

Extreme Close-Up Shots from multiple positions

With the periscope and 35° View, cinematographers can now get extreme close-up shots from various positions. Much easier to position light and other objects.

The Venus Optics Laowa FF 24mm T8.0 2X Macro Probe lens will be announced on August 15th, here is the press release

More pictures of the upcoming Venus Optics Laowa FF 24mm T8.0 2X Macro Pro2Be lens

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