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Laowa 24mm f/14 Replay 2x Macro – pretty interesting and niche lenses

Laowa 24mm f/14 Relay 2x Macro Lens With Unusual Shape Announced  – There will be a new Laowa lens arriving this year that’s designed for capturing macro images of shy subjects.

Laowa 24mm f/14 Replay 2x Macro - pretty interesting and niche lenses

The Laowa 24mm f/14 Relay 2x Macro lens has a rather long lens barrel that Laowa says can be used to shoot shy subjects at difficult spots without scaring them.

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The macro lens has a 2:1 maximum macro reproduction ratio, is resistant to temperature and extreme conditions and it’s full-frame compatible.

Image quality

The lens is pre-production, and the price hasn’t been finalised yet, but it’s clear this lens needs a little bit of work to get the best results possible. Normally for lenses, a rule of thumb regarding shutter speed is that you use a higher one than your 35mm equivalent focal length. So if the lens is around 50mm, 1/60 is pushing it, but should be enough for sharp photos. This time around though, I’m not exactly sure what shutter speed would be sufficient to get sharp images. I shot the image below at 1/100 of a second, but it still looks to suffer a little from motion blur.


When released, it will be available in Canon and Nikon mounts and is full-frame compatible. No information on pricing has been released yet.

Canon EOS Rebel T5 Digital SLR Camera with EF-S 18-55mm IS II Lens

The Canon EOS Rebel T5 SLR camera with the EF-S 18-55mm IS II standard zoom lens is perfect for families, budding photo enthusiasts and first-time SLR users alike. EOS Rebel T5 makes it easy to capture movies and photos that are nothing short of dazzling. It features a powerful 18 megapixel CMOS image sensor and DIGIC 4 image processor for easy recording of HD video and high-resolution photos and has a huge 3-inch LCD screen for Live View recording and review. With a 63-zone, dual-layer metering system, an expanded ISO range for outstanding operation in less-than-perfect light, shooting modes like Scene Intelligent Auto to take the guesswork out of complex shots plus creative options like Basic+ function and Creative Auto, the EOS Rebel T5 is ready for anything. With a helpful Feature Guide, rugged, lightweight construction and proven Canon design, the EOS Rebel T5 makes EOS SLR photography faster and easier than ever!

Reasons to buy

  • Includes optically stabilized lens
  • Raw shooting support
  • Detailed images at high ISOs
  • 1080p video capture
  • On-screen shooting guide

Things to consider

  • Fixed LCDPentamirror viewfinder
  • Pentamirror viewfinder
  • Slower autofocus
  • Burst shooting limited to 3fps
  • Small buffer when shooting Raw
  • No microphone input

Technical Specifications

Auto Focus Technology
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Phase Detect
  • Multi-area
  • Selective single-point
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Face Detection
  • Live View
Autofocus Points 9
Battery Average Life 500 Photos
Color Black
Compatible Devices
  • Canon Lenses
  • EF-S Lenses
Compatible Mountings
  • Canon EF
  • Canon EF-S
Configuration Base
Continuous Shooting Speed 3 fps
Digital Zoom 8x
Display LCD
Display Fixture Type Fixed
Display Resolution Maximum 460000
Display Size 3 inches
Effective Still Resolution 18 MP
Expanded ISO Maximum 6,400
Expanded ISO Minimum 100
Exposure Control Type
  • Scene Intelligent Auto
  • Program
  • Shutter Priority
  • Aperture Priority
  • Manual
External Memory Included No
File Format JPEG, RAW (CR2)
Flash Memory Type SD/SDHC/SDXC card
Flash Modes Description Auto
Flash Sync Speed 1/200 sec
Flash Type Built-In Flash
Flash Type Hot-shoe, E-TTL II
Focus Description TTL-CT-SIR, 9 focus points
Focus Type Includes Manual Focus
Form Factor Compact SLR
GPS None
HDMI Type mini-HDMI
ISO Range Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400
Image Aspect Ratio 3:2
Image Stabilization None
Image types
  • RAW
  • JPEG
Included Components
  • EOS Rebel T5 Body
  • EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS II Lens
  • Eyecup Ef (Not shown)
  • Battery Pack LP-E10
  • Battery Charger LC-E10
  • Wide Strap EW-300D
  • USB Interface Cable IFC-130U
  • EOS Digital Solution Disc & Software Instruction Manual CD
  • Camera Instruction Manual (Not shown)
  • One Year Limited One Year Limited Warranty Card
Item Dimensions 3.94 x 3.07 x 5.12 inches
Item Weight 1.06 pounds
Lens Type zoom
Lithium Battery Energy Content 6.8 Watt Hours
Lithium Battery Weight 45 grams
Manufacturer Warranty Description 1 year limited
Material Type Composite
Maximum Aperture ƒ/3.5
Maximum Focal Length 55 mm
Maximum Shutter Speed 1/4000 of a second
Maximum horizontal resolution 5,184
Metering Multi, Center-weighted, Partial
Minimum Aperture ƒ/38
Minimum Focal Length 18 mm
Minimum Shutter Speed 30 seconds
Model Year 2014
Optical Sensor Resolution 18 MP
Optical Sensor Size 22.3 x 14.9mm
Optical Sensor Technology CMOS
Optical Zoom 5.6x
Photo Filter Thread Size 58 mm
Photo Sensor Technology CMOS
Processor Description Digic 4
Remote Control Description E3 connector
Removable Memory Secure Digital card
Resolution modes 18MP
Self-timer Yes
Sensor Cleaning Method Low-pass filter vibration
Shipping Weight 2.6 pounds
Style Name 18-55mm
Supported Battery Types Lithium-Ion LP-E10 rechargeable battery & charger
USB 2.0 1
Video Capture Format h.264
Video Capture Resolution 1080p_hd
Viewfinder Magnification 0.8x
Viewfinder Type Optical (pentamirror)
Water Resistance Level Not Water Resistant
Weather Resistance No

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