The lens shown off on the Laowa stand last July at a photography show in Shanghai, China is now official. Venus Optics has today announced the Laowa 24mm T14 2x Periprobe lens, which takes the original 24mm f/14 and T14 probe lenses and extends them with more versatility, thanks to a new 90° periscope like tip on the end that lets you shoot at right angles to the plane of the camera sensor.
The lens is also modular, allowing you to swap out the 90° module for a direct view module, allowing you to use it in the same way as the previous probe lens. But the newest iteration allows you to shoot shots and get angles with camera movements that have previously been impossible. The tip also features a 1/4-20″ threaded socket on the end for attaching accessories such as extra lighting.