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#1 MJvC

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Posted 31 August 2018 - 11:12 AM

A long time ago Inon made one of these but the optics were terrible not yielding any part of the image sharp. This version from Laowa looks to be far superior. I would be very interested in trying out this for wide angle macro video underwater. I will probably try and have a port built for it to fit a Nauticam. Do any of you have any thoughts on this.

Check out these links.

https://www.cinema5d...f14-probe-lens/

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/laowa/revolutionize-macro-videography-laowa-24mm-f-14-pr?ref=6wydht 



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Posted 31 August 2018 - 12:26 PM

A long time ago Inon made one of these but the optics were terrible not yielding any part of the image sharp. This version from Laowa looks to be far superior. I would be very interested in trying out this for wide angle macro video underwater. I will probably try and have a port built for it to fit a Nauticam. Do any of you have any thoughts on this.
Check out these links.

https://www.cinema5d...f14-probe-lens/
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/laowa/revolutionize-macro-videography-laowa-24mm-f-14-pr?ref=6wydht 

I have been reading about this lens and would be interested if it was compatible with my GH5 in Nauticam...

Perhaps metabones adaptor and Canon mount?

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Posted 31 August 2018 - 10:14 PM

I have got one coming in the kickstarter campaign, and wanted to put it underwater with nauticam. I'll ask them if they will consider making a lens port for it. but otherwise, what ideas do you have for housing it?



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Posted 01 September 2018 - 03:22 PM

I believe the BBC used a similar style lens on an A7s for some of their BP2 shots. I read somewhere that they build their own port to fit on a nauticam housing.

Edited by bubffm, 01 September 2018 - 03:23 PM.


#5 Hmmm

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Posted 02 September 2018 - 10:54 PM

I have asked and the answer is that nauticam will look at it after it is available for general order. 

 

 

I have also seen the BP2 set up, its at the end of the first ep. looks like a carbon fibre housing with small glass flat port? Pretty interesting underwater slider too.

 

 

https://imgur.com/a/a02Epug


Edited by Hmmm, 02 September 2018 - 10:56 PM.


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Posted 03 September 2018 - 03:58 AM

yes, that slider looks like a DIY project as well :-)

 

I doubt Nauticam will do a port for it. I don't think interest would be high enough to make it commercially viable.



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Posted 03 September 2018 - 01:45 PM

You realize that the end of this thing is submersible? So it can be used for shallow water underwater shots - camera and the part from USB connector (on side of unit) to the camera mount stays dry.


Edited by Tom_Kline, 03 September 2018 - 01:46 PM.

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Posted 04 September 2018 - 01:52 AM

From the "RedUser Forum" John Ellerbrock of Gates has confirmed that Gates has been working with with Laowa / Venus Optics for a while now and they will have a version or port out soon. He also mentioned that the one that BP2 used was manufactured by Esprit Films and Television / Dave Blackham. 



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Posted 04 September 2018 - 08:22 AM

Would be super cool to see people get this lens underwater.
On a side note.. how cool is the bp2 team?! Haha

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Posted 06 September 2018 - 11:57 AM

Blackmagic just released a clip using this lens. Pretty amazing stuff!

https://youtu.be/OvcTDeOUCv8

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Posted 06 September 2018 - 09:14 PM

That video is pretty cool!



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Posted 07 September 2018 - 10:36 AM

Achieving such wide depth of field with those tiny critters is cool stuff indeed! You can immediatly recognize those sequences filmed with „ordinary“ macro lenses.

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Posted 18 October 2018 - 10:35 PM

The MLA60 debuted at Wildscreen this week in Bristol.  Find out more on Facebook and Instagram.  

 

Anyone shooting Monstro will be happy.  The lens covers the entire 46.3mm sensor image circle.