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The best lens for macro shooting: Laowa 24mm Macro Probe


I love awkward and interesting things; there is so much mystery hidden under the cover of strange shapes, appearance, and functions. The enigmatic world of tech is no exception. A great amount of gadgets can boast about features they have, like the ugly duckling they used to look different but in real life they show enormous results. 

We are discovering new opportunities for ourselves, and the flow of human fantasy cannot be stopped. See the goal rather the obstacles – this phrase accurately describes the Laowa 24mm Macro Probe, which has captivated the market with its very strange shape, but at the same time, it gives unique pictures and videos. Thanks to this appearance and design, no lens in the world can create such fantastic frames as the Laowa Macro Probe.

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Strange appearance with wonderful productivity

There are plenty of unique features. This is a fully handle lens with manual adjustment of the aperture and focus. 27 individual lens elements have been placed in a 40cm mold. Such an interesting design of the lens allows you to control chromatic aberration so that the clarity and quality of frame is at the upper level.

Using this lens, you can focus on an object at a distance of up to 2cm and reproduce the actual size of the object with a 2:1 macro shot. Other models of lenses can only stand on the sidelines and look on with envy at this magnificent detailing of pictures.

Being waterproof is a hot trend and a core function for many gadgets and it’s not omitted in the Laowa Macro Probe too. The front housing of the body can easily resist water. Plus, the tip of the lens is equipped with an LED backlight powered via a micro-USB port, but you should be prepared that this won’t be not enough. In order to get great shots it takes very, very, very much light. But this shouldn’t bother you, because for the output we get simply stunning photos and videos. Waterproof skill increases the scope of options for what kind of shooting you can arrange.

Such a wonderful shape opens up the possibility to shoot unique photos using various objects. This uniqueness is created by a wide-angle of 85 °, which is known as the “Bug Eye”, which literally makes you feel the size of a small bug.

Wrapping up

At first sight, the strange shape of the lens is like the match that kindles the fire. The desire to buy it is huge enough, but is it worth it? Before making a purchase you should remember the fact that you will additional light in order to make a real masterpiece. If there is no possibility to realize this lens fully, why would you buy it? But, if you are experienced enough, the Laowa 24mm is a perfect instrument to evolve in you photo and video shooting: should keep going in your process and buy it. This lens will be a unique opportunity to reveal your potential from a new 85 ° wide angle.

Hennadii Kotov
Hennadii will proudly tell you that he’s a dreamer, floating in the ether, surrounded by ideas and the dreams of others. He connects with the idea of water; being part of a bigger ecosystem. Even as a kid, he immersed himself in the realms of others; growing up with video games and computers, knowing them to be cool even back then. Writing is cathartic, even meditative for Hennadii; a dip in the chaotic stream of innovation that flows forth from the world of tech. This virtual hippie is here to tell you about the latest gadgets over a cup of marshmallow filled chocolate.

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