AstrHori 18mm F8 2X Periprobe lens


AstrHori has announced a new 18mm F8 2X Periprobe lens for APS-C sensor cameras. It is available in Sony E, Canon RF, Nikon Z, Leica L, M43, and Fuji X mounts.

If this lens sounds familiar its probably because the concept looks to be very similar to the Laowa FF 24mm T14 2X Macro Periprobe that I previously reviewed on the site.


The lens has a rotation lock that allows you to shoot in four different directions.


Key features

  • Focal length: 18mm
  • Mount: E/X/RF/Z/L/M43
  • Frame: APS-C
  • Working distance: 5mm
  • Aperture range: F8 – F28
  • Weight: About 712g
  • Magnification: 2X
  • Angle of View: 80°
  • Lens structure: 23 elements in 7 groups
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The 18mm F8 2X Periprobe lens features 0.8 MOD focus and iris Gears which allows it to be used with manual or motorized follow focus and iris controls

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You can manually focus on subjects as close as 0.8cm away at 2x magnification while capturing a wide 80° perspective.

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The lens has a 25cm waterproof front barrel so you can submerge part of it in water. It also features a 1/4″-20 thread so you can mount lights enables easy mounting of fill lights, providing flexibility in various shooting scenarios.


Price & Availability

The AstrHori 18mm F8 2X Periprobe lens is now available to purchase for $789 USD.

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