This Telescoping Macro Lens Looks Completely Insane

A good photographer will do anything for a photo -- and now that can even mean wielding a super long lens that looks like a teeny telescope. As ePhotozine reported from Photokina, Venus Optics is introducing this macro lens to keep photographers from getting too close to subjects Image: ePhotozine (image used with permission)

Venus Optics says this wacky new macro lens is designed for photographing what the company calls "shy" objects. The long barrel lets you stay at a safe distance from the subject, and the 2:1 max reproduction ration makes sure you get a nice clean shot every time.

The lens is offered for both Nikon and Canon full-frame cameras. The lens itself is partially collapsable and tapers off to about the size of a coin. There's no price on this super-scoping lens just yet, and it's scheduled to arrive sometime in 2017. For more details and photos, head to ePhotozine and check them out.

[ePhotozine]