Laowa 4mm f/2.8, 12mm f/1.8, 17mm f/1.8 Micro Four Thirds lenses were on display at Photokina 2018. Venus Optics, the camera lenses manufacturer to unveiled 8 new and unique Laowa lenses for Photokina..
Laowa 17mm f/1.8 is a new compact, standard prime for Micro Four Thirds cameras and it gives a 35mm-equivalent field of view. Laowa 12mm f/1.8 is a new compact, wide-angle prime for Micro Four Thirds cameras and it gives a 24mm-equivalent field of view. The ultra-fast f/1.8 aperture allows photographers to take astro photos with ease.
Laowa 4mm f/2.8 Fisheye MFT features a 210° angle of view, this lens delivers unique circular fisheye field of view on Micro four thirds cameras. The ultra-wide angle view allows photographers to create 360° panorama with ease. Despite the unique & ultra-wide perspective, the lens only weighs 0.3 pounds (135g).
Laowa 4mm, 12mm 17mm Micro Four Thirds Lenses were on Display at Photokina
Laowa 17mm f/1.8 lens houses 9 elements in 7 groups and have a 5-blade aperture for the best sunstar rendering. The lens is also super compact and lightweight. It weighs only 160g and is 50mm long. A 46cm filter thread and a 15cm minimal focus distance make it a perfect lens for videography.
Laowa 12mm f/1.8 MFT lens houses 13 elements in 10 groups and a 5-blade aperture. The lens can focus as close as 14cm (5.5”) and takes 46mm screw-in filters which gives extra convenience to videographers. It weighs only 165g (0.4 lbs) and its 50mm long.
Here are the new MFT lenses shown by Laowa at Photokina 2018