Laowa shows three wide primes for MFT mirrorless cameras

Chinese lens manufacturer Venus Optics is unveiling three new Micro Four Thirds lenses at the Photokina 2018 trade show in Cologne. The three Laowa-branded wide-angle primes are designed to work with a range of mirrorless cameras from Panasonic, Olympus and Blackmagic that use the MFT mount.

Laowa 17mm f/1.8 MFT

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Chris George

Chris George has worked on Digital Camera World since its launch in 2017. He has been writing about photography, mobile phones, video making and technology for over 30 years – and has edited numerous magazines including PhotoPlus, N-Photo, Digital Camera, Video Camera, and Professional Photography. 

His first serious camera was the iconic Olympus OM10, with which he won the title of Young Photographer of the Year - long before the advent of autofocus and memory cards. Today he uses a Nikon D800, a Fujifilm X-T1, a Sony A7, and his iPhone 15 Pro Max.

He has written about technology for countless publications and websites including The Sunday Times Magazine, The Daily Telegraph, Dorling Kindersley, What Cellphone, T3 and Techradar.