Is Leica about to teach Laowa a lesson? New MFT 9mm f/1.7 may be on the way

Leica MFT 9mm lens mockup
We just made this picture up – but the rumors about a new Leica MFT 9mm f/1.7 lens do look pretty firm. (Image credit: Digital Camera World)

Rumor site has the scoop on a new Leica badged ultra-wide prime for Olympus MFT cameras and Panasonic Lumix G models. This would be an exciting lens for MFT  systems because so far only Laowa has ventured into this market with lenses like its 10mm f/2.

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Rod Lawton

Rod is an independent photography journalist and editor, and a long-standing Digital Camera World contributor, having previously worked as DCW's Group Reviews editor. Before that he has been technique editor on N-Photo, Head of Testing for the photography division and Camera Channel editor on TechRadar, as well as contributing to many other publications. He has been writing about photography technique, photo editing and digital cameras since they first appeared, and before that began his career writing about film photography. He has used and reviewed practically every interchangeable lens camera launched in the past 20 years, from entry-level DSLRs to medium format cameras, together with lenses, tripods, gimbals, light meters, camera bags and more. Rod has his own camera gear blog at but also writes about photo-editing applications and techniques at