Product Highlights
  • f/1.8 - f/22 Aperture Range
  • 9/7 Elements/Groups
  • MFT Format
  • 7 Aperture Blades
  • 46mm Filter Diameter
  • Micro Four Thirds Mount
Laowa 17mm f/1.8 mFT Mount Manual Focus Lens Laowa 17mm f/1.8 mFT Mount Manual Fo...
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17mm f/1.8 Micro 4/3

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.

Key Features:

  • Ultra-fast f/1.8 Aperture
  • 172 g (6 oz) Light weight
  • 15 cm (5.9") Close-focusing capabilities
  • Drone-friendly
  • Excellent performance in videography
  • Outstanding sharpness and high contrast

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 15 cm and a 46mm filter thread. 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.

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 172 g 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 15cm (5.9") 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.


Product Specifications

17mm f/1.8 Micro 4/3 Manual Focus Lens

Focal Length 17mm
Aperture Range f/1.8 - f/22
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

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Laowa 17mm f/1.8 mFT Mount Manual Focus Lens

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