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Laowa 17mm f/1.8 MFT lens Now Officially Released

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The new Laowa 17mm f/1.8 MFT lens from Venus Optics is now officially released. The price of the Laowa 17mm f/1.8 MFT lens is $149 and pre-orders are now open.

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 17mm f/1.8 MFT is perfect for street, travel and everyday photography. 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.

Laowa 17mm f/1.8 MFT lens key features

Name Laowa 17mm f/1.8 MFT
Focal Length 17mm
Max. Aperture f/1.8
Angle of View 65°
Format Compatibility M4/3
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 55 x 51 mm
Weight 172g
Mounts MFT

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