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Laowa 17mm f/1.8 MFT

$149.00

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Your BEST everyday prime lens.

Laowa 17mm f/1.8 MFT is perfect for street, travel and everyday photography. Weighted 6oz (172g) only, this remarkably light, compact and agile lens serves as an exceptional complement to MFT cameras. It is a great tool that should be in every photographers’ kit bag. The wide angle of view(65°) pair with the large f/1.8 aperture can easily handle different lighting conditions. The lens houses nine elements in seven groups and has a seven-blade diaphragm to give a traditional Sunstar rendering in out-of-focus highlights. It has a minimum focus distance of 15cm and a 46mm filter thread.

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Laowa 17mm f/1.8 MFT is perfect for street, travel and everyday photography. Weighted 6oz (172g) only, this remarkably light, compact and agile lens serves as an exceptional complement to MFT cameras. It is a great tool that should be in every photographers’ kit bag. The wide angle of view(65°) pair with the large f/1.8 aperture can easily handle different lighting conditions. The lens houses nine elements in seven groups, and has a seven-blade diaphragm to give a traditional sunstar rendering in out-of-focus highlights.

The 17mm gives the equivalent to a 34mm angle of view on a full-frame sensor. Optimized for M43 system, the resulting images deliver stunning details and contrast across the entire frame, even at a wide-open aperture. The vibrant color rendering results in high saturation, leaving the photograph impressively pleasing straight out from the camera.

© Richard Wong

© Richard Wong

© Richard Wong

© Udom Sathanurukkul

© Udom Sathanurukkul

© Udom Sathanurukkul

© Jimmy Chan

An ultra-fast f/1.8 maximum aperture not only creates smooth bokeh with its rounded 7- blade diaphragm, but also offers great low-light performance. Despite the fast aperture, sharp, high-contrast images of distant subjects can be captured at any apertures. It is an Ideal lens for portraits, landscapes, travel and all-purpose imaging.

© Richard Wong

© Jimmy Chan

© Udom Sathanurukkul

© Udom Sathanurukkul

© Udom Sathanurukkul

Weighted 172g only, this remarkably light, compact and agile lens serves as an exceptional complement to MFT cameras. It is a great tool for still-life shots, street and travel photography.

© Richard Wong

© Jimmy Chan

© Richard Wong

© Richard Wong

This lens has a 5.9”(15cm) minimum focusing distance that greatly benefits working with close-up subjects in detail. Photographer can make use of the “Mini-macro” feature to capture macro shots with shallow depth of field, creating smooth out-of-focus blurring and good subject separation from the background.

© Micael Widell

© Jimmy Chan

© Jimmy Chan

Attributed to the compact and light body, the 17mm f/1.8 lens is a portable and on-the- go option of videographers, both handheld and on gimbals. The high-performance optical design incorporate one Super ED (extra-low dispersion) glass element that delivers high- definition images with minimum ghosting and flare, broadening your shooting potential in challenging situations.

© James Tonkin (HANGMAN)

© Steve Chan (DSI Pictures)

On top of traditional M43 cameras, this lens is also drone-friendly. It is compatible on DJI X5 camera, making it an alternative lens for aerial photography and videography.

© Macgver Liu

© Macgver Liu

© ShenZhe

TESTIMONIALS

Laowa 17mm f/1.8 (Micro Four Thirds) Review – Richard Wong

Travel Photo Vlog – Queenstown & Glenorchy, New Zealand – Richard Wong

NEW Laowa 17mm f/1.8 MFT x Olympus PEN-F = Ultimate Street Photography Combo ? – RED35 Review

Laowa 17mm f/1.8 Review – $150 Budget Lens for MFT – Micael Widell

Product Description

Name Laowa 17mm f/1.8 MFT
Focal Length 17mm
Max. Aperture f/1.8
Angle of View 65°
Format Compatibility MFT
Lens Structure 9 elements in 7 groups
Aperture Blades 7
Min. Focusing Distance 15 cm
Max. Magnification 1:5 (0.2x)
Focus Mode Manual Focus
Filter Thread 46mm
Dimensions Φ55mm×51mm
Weight 172g
Mounts M4/3

MTF

Optical Structure