New 40cm-long Macro Probe lens offers a unique 2:1 bug’seye view of the world
The latest lens from China’s Venus Optics is hardly discrete. At over a foot long and with an LED ring light at its tip, this Canon-, Nikon- and Sony-fit lens is going to turn heads when you unsheath it. It can be inserted in locations that are inaccessible to other macro lenses (including in liquid, as the barrel’s waterproof), focuses to 2cm and features a wide-angle view of 84.1°. Expect to pay $1,499 (plus tax) from October.