Keith over at Northlight Images has completed his exhaustive review of the strange Laowa 24mm f/14 relay macro lens. While a relay lens isn’t a new concept, Laowa’s relatively inexpensive version is.
The number of people that need a lens like this is likely quite small, but the really creative photography types may come up with some really cool uses for the lens.
Quite the most unusual lens I’ve tried out. Relay lenses have been around for a while but at typically 10 times the cost of the Laowa. The lens is a challenge to use – not technically (it’s excellent), but in expanding your creative vision to see what it could let you achieve.
It’s solidly built with very smooth focus and aperture controls. The focus throw (~160º) is enough to make manual focus stacking very easy. Read the full review