Laowa 17mm f/1.8 MFT Prime Lens

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17mm f/1.8 MFT 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.

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 colour rendering results in high saturation, leaving the photograph impressively pleasing straight out from the camera.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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. The front element has adopted premium FEC (Frog Eye Coating) to repel water droplets and pollutants from sticking onto the lens, enhancing the lens’ durability in frequent outdoor shooting.

  • Ultra-fast f/1.8 aperture
  • 15cm close-focusing capabilities
  • Drone friendly
  • Excellent performance in videography
  • Outstanding sharpness and high contrast
  • Perfect for street, travel and everyday photography
  • Remarkably light, compact and agile
  • A great tool that should be in every photographer's kit bag
Focal Length17mm
Max. Aperturef/1.8
Angle of View65°
Format CompatibilityM4/3
Lens Structure9 elements in 7 groups
Aperture Blades7
Min. Focusing Distance15cm
Max. Magnification1 : 5 (0.2x)
Focus ModeManual Focus
Filter Thread46mm
Dimensions55 x 51mm