Laowa, Yongnuo and Mediaedge join the Micro Four Thirds standard

Laowa, Yongnuo and Mediaedge join the Micro Four Thirds standard

Three significant forces in the imaging and video sector have joined the Micro Four Thirds System standard group: Yongnuo, Mediaedge and Venus Optics – aka Anhui ChangGeng Optics Technology Co, aka the company behind Laowa.

The declaration of support from the three companies further bolsters the Micro Four Thirds group, originated by Olympus and Panasonic in 2008 (and built on the Four Thirds and Micro Four Thirds standards that were initiated by Olympus). 

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James Artaius

The editor of Digital Camera World, James has 21 years experience as a journalist and started working in the photographic industry in 2014 (as an assistant to Damian McGillicuddy, who succeeded David Bailey as Principal Photographer for Olympus). In this time he shot for clients like Aston Martin Racing, Elinchrom and L'Oréal, in addition to shooting campaigns and product testing for Olympus, and providing training for professionals. This has led him to being a go-to expert for camera and lens reviews, photo and lighting tutorials, as well as industry news, rumors and analysis for publications like Digital Camera MagazinePhotoPlus: The Canon MagazineN-Photo: The Nikon MagazineDigital Photographer and Professional Imagemaker, as well as hosting workshops and talks at The Photography Show. He also serves as a judge for the Red Bull Illume Photo Contest. An Olympus and Canon shooter, he has a wealth of knowledge on cameras of all makes – and a fondness for vintage lenses and instant cameras.