I’m loving these weird and wonderful lenses that have been coming out over the last few years. It’s great to see the kinds of things companies are trying out, just to see how they’re received. Laowa’s Probe lens and the just announced AstrHori probe are two such examples of new weird lenses that have popped up. Funleader’s Caplens is another. And now they’ve updated their 18mm f/8 with a new “Pro” version.
The new Funleader Caplens 18mm f/8 Pro is a refresh of the original Caplens 18mm f/8 launched in 2019 via Kickstarter. It offers a minimum focus distance of only 30cm, shaving half a metre off the original lens, all the way out to infinity in several steps.