Laowa 17mm f/1.8 Micro Four Thirds Lens Pre-Orders Open in the US

In September, it was reported that Venus Optics was about to release a Laowa 17mm f/1.8 Micro Four Thirds lens. At that time, the technical data of the product with manual focusing became partially known, but there was no information about the price and the release date of the new Micro Four Thirds lenses.

Laowa 17mm f/1.8 Micro Four Thirds lenses

Now the manufacturer has officially introduced the Laowa 17mm f/1.8 lens and even started accepting pre-orders so that all the gaps in the information about the new MFT lens were eliminated.

Laowa 17mm f/1.8 Lens Specifications

  • Focal length: 17 mm (EGF 34 mm)
  • Format Compatibility: M4/3
  • Field of view angle: 65°
  • Aperture: f/1.8-f/22
  • Lens construction: 9 elements in 7 groups
  • Number of blades: 7 blades
  • Minimum focusing distance: 0.15 m
  • Maximum increase: 0.2x
  • Focus Mode: Manual
  • Filter diameter: 46 mm
  • Diameter: 55 mm
  • Length: 51 mm
  • Weight: 172 grams

Price and Availability

Venus Optics Laowa 17mm f/1.8 Micro Four Thirds Lens has been priced at $179, is now available for pre-order via While the lens is also listed on with $20 less, surprisingly priced at $149.

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