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Venus Optics Laowa 24mm f/14 Probe Lens for Sony E

This wide-angle prime is designed for full-frame Sony E-mount mirrorless cameras but can also be used with APS-C models where it will provide a 36mm equivalent focal length. Unique macro lens design offers a greater-than-life-size 2:1 maximum magnification along with a minimum focusing distance of 1.5' and a working distance of just 0.8". 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. 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. Optical design includes two extra-low dispersion elements that control color fringing and chromatic aberrations in order to produce greater clarity and color accuracy. One extra refractive index element is also featured, which reduces spherical aberrations and distortion for improved sharpness and accurate rendering. Slim 0.8" front diameter allows performing unique "slide-in" shots as well as affords a greater range of close-up, inconspicuous shooting opportunities. The smaller front diameter also makes it easier to illuminate close-up subjects from the front. The front of the lens is also waterproof, allowing you to comfortably work just under the surface of water or in dusty environments. The front of the lens 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. Designed for use as a close-up, macro lens, the manual focus operation also lets you focus at infinity. Seven-blade diaphragm contributes to a pleasing bokeh quality.

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This wide-angle prime is designed for full-frame Sony E-mount mirrorless cameras but can also be used with APS-C models where it will provide a 36mm equivalent focal length.

Unique macro lens design offers a greater-than-life-size 2:1 maximum magnification along with a minimum focusing distance of 1.5' and a working distance of just 0.8".

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.

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.

Optical design includes two extra-low dispersion elements that control color fringing and chromatic aberrations in order to produce greater clarity and color accuracy. One extra refractive index element is also featured, which reduces spherical aberrations and distortion for improved sharpness and accurate rendering.

Slim 0.8" front diameter allows performing unique "slide-in" shots as well as affords a greater range of close-up, inconspicuous shooting opportunities. The smaller front diameter also makes it easier to illuminate close-up subjects from the front.

The front of the lens is also waterproof, allowing you to comfortably work just under the surface of water or in dusty environments.
The front of the lens 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.

Designed for use as a close-up, macro lens, the manual focus operation also lets you focus at infinity.
Seven-blade diaphragm contributes to a pleasing bokeh quality.

$60
per day
$60
per day
Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 58mm f/1.4G Lens

Maximum Aperture f/1.4 Minimum Aperture f/16 Minimum Focal Dist. 58 cm/1.9'

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Maximum Aperture f/1.4
Minimum Aperture f/16
Minimum Focal Dist. 58 cm/1.9'

$31
per day
$31
per day
Tether Tools TetherPro USB 3.0 Active Extension Cable (Hi-Visibility Orange, 16')

16' long, orange Tether Tools TetherPro USB 3.0 Active Extension Cable is a tethering cable which offers fast and reliable transfer of images and data.

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16' long, orange Tether Tools TetherPro USB 3.0 Active Extension Cable is a tethering cable which offers fast and reliable transfer of images and data.

$5
per day
$5
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C stand (10.75') with collapsable turtle base, 2.5" grip head and 40" extension arm.

Stand is 10.75' when fully extended. C stand, 2.5" grip head and 40" extension arm. The stand features a locking mechanism that allows the legs to swing out and lock into place for easy setup and collapse flat for storage.

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Stand is 10.75' when fully extended. C stand, 2.5" grip head and 40" extension arm. The stand features a locking mechanism that allows the legs to swing out and lock into place for easy setup and collapse flat for storage.

$10
per day
$10
per day
C stand (10.75') with collapsable turtle base, 2.5" grip head and 40" extension arm.

Stand is 10.75' when fully extended. C stand, 2.5" grip head and 40" extension arm. The stand features a locking mechanism that allows the legs to swing out and lock into place for easy setup and collapse flat for storage.

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OWNER NOTES

Stand is 10.75' when fully extended. C stand, 2.5" grip head and 40" extension arm. The stand features a locking mechanism that allows the legs to swing out and lock into place for easy setup and collapse flat for storage.

$10
per day
$10
per day

Reviews (37)

Average 5.0 Stars

Mark is a great renter with great communication skills and the equipment was in perfect condition. Would definitely rent again!

Loved the lens for video autofocus!

Owner

Sony FE 24-70mm f/2.8 GM Lens

February 2022

Wonderful to work with! Thanks so much Mark!

The lens was perfect and Mark is wonderful! I'll definitely rent from Mark again.

Would be happy to rent from Mark again! Very helpful and flexible!

Very easy and communicative with a wealth of options to boot!

Clear and fast communication, EQ is in great shape and well packed.

Everything went very well and Mark was very accommodating with pick-up and drop-off.

Everything went very well and Mark was very accommodating with pick-up and drop-off.

Mark is one of my all-time favorite people to rent from. His lens is like new, and his responsiveness and “customer care” are top-notch. But also, I loved talking shop with him, and the helpful shooting and editing tips he gave me in our pickup and drop-off conversations, and even afterwards!

Owner

Sony FE 24-70mm f/2.8 GM Lens

August 2020

I was a happy camper. Easy and fast!

Mark is great!

Super easy to work with, thanks a lot!

Always amazing renting from Mark.

Always great renting from Mark. He's amazing.

Nice gear, easy transaction.

Mark was super helpful during the rental process. His camera worked beautifully and the Nikon adapter was great. He asked me about what I'd be shooting and helped me plan accordingly with the gear to make it go nice and smooth on set. Would rent from Mark again!

Owner

October 2019

The most helpful and resourceful owner! Has everything you need and more! Thanks!

Great lenses and really easy to work with.

Mark is professional and friendly and his equipment is top notch!

Lens was in perfect condition, and the owner was very flexible and nice.

Mark was lovely to work with and I look forward to renting from him again!

Great to work with

Mark was very helpful and the equipment was in good condition!

Mark was great, helpful and accommodating. Thank you!

Great renter and willing to accommodate for any needs!

The lens is pristine and works as it should. Mark is a great person to rent from and is very quick to respond to any questions and requests.

Mark is a great user to rent from

Mark is quick to respond and easy to communicate with. No problems at all with my rentals.

Always a great experience

Always a great experience.

Always a great experience with Mark.

It was an absolute pleasure dealing with Mark! The equipment I rented was as good as new and Mark was extremely easy to work with. Looking forward to renting more equipment from him in the future!

Great renter. Easy to work with and communication was perfect.

Great equipment in great condition. Mark was super helpful too.

Mark was amazing to rent from. He was both available and amicable, with his kit being in amazing shape. Will definitely plan to rent from him in the future.

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1 person recommends Mark.

Mark Shaw Ryan was amazing to rent from. His gear was organized, well kept, he was both very accommodating and also available and responsive when needed.

February 2018