Unique Wide Angle Macro Imaging
Described as 'Weird but Genius', the Laowa 24mm Probe lens offers a truly unique 'Bug-Eye' perspective for macro imaging. A long, tubular barrel with tiny lens tip can extend into the smallest of spaces, yet provide a remarkable 84° FOV, 2:1 magnification, and infinity focus. Further, the Laowa 24mm Macro covers 35mm full frame *and* large format sensors like RED Monstro and ARRI LF from a standard Canon or Nikon mount. Full details of this lens can be found here: Laowa 24mm Macro Probe Lens
In collaboration with Venus Optics, the Gates MLA60 and MLA80 Probe Lens Adapters allow full submersion of this distinctive lens, turning 'Bug-Eye' into 'Goby Eye' underwater imaging. The MLA60 / MLA80 kits include two custom 3D printed adapter gears to map focus / iris to the housing controls, and a custom Stackable Port Ring adapter to seal around the Laowa lens barrel. Since the Laowa front element is factory sealed, it leaves the Laowa lens probe extending a full 7" / 178mm from the housing seal. An optional cable provides switched power to the built-in LED ring light, too.
Unique 'Goby Eye' Perspective
The Laowa 24mm Macro Probe lens offer remarkable 2:1 Magnification, wide 84° at the tiny lens tip and infinity focus.
Full Housing Integration
The MLA60 / MLA80 directly map iris and focus functions to the housing controls. Optional LED ring light power cable with on/off switching available with Pro Action / Pro Explore Housings.
7in / 178mm probe extension
Collaboration with Venus Optics allows for full submersion of the 24mm Macro Probe while retaining generous barrel extension
Reliable. Durable. Gates
Gates is synonymous with reliability and support. And only Gates offers a professional 2-year renewable warranty.
Laowa lenses are covered by separate warranty. Contact Venus Optics for details.
- Laowa 24mm Macro Probe lens
- MLA60 for Pro Action / Pro Explore: Full set of SPR60 Stackable Port Rings
- MLA80: Housing dependent. Contact Gates for details
MLA60 / MLA80 Construction
- Anodized Aluminum
- Stainless Steel
- ABS Polymer gears (3D Printed)
- MLA60: 1.3 lbs / 0.6 kg
- MLA80 2.5 lbs / 1.1 kg
- 100 feet / 30 m
- 2 Years . Gates Warranty Details.
- Laowa lens covered by separate warranty. Contact Venus optics for details.
- MLA60 Adapter Kit Setup, Use & Care Guide
- MLA80 Adapter Kit Setup, Use & Care Guide (To be released)
- Gates Underwater Housing General Care and Maintenance Guide
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