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Compare Laowa 4mm f/2.8 vs Laowa 50mm f/2.8 2X Ultra Macro vs Laowa 17mm f/1.8

Reviews

Neo score
59%
68%
50%
Pros
  • Compact lens with small diameter and short barrel
  • Light in the hand
  • Extremely wide 210° field of view
  • Exceptional 2x maximum reproduction
  • Very light for a 2x macro lens
  • Quite affordable
  • Supposedly apochromatic design
  • Very light in the hand
  • Versatile focal length
  • Very affordable
Cons
  • Lacks front filter thread
  • Lacks weather sealing
  • Not the best optically
  • Lacks weather sealing

Price

MSRP
199 USD
399 USD
149 USD
Offers (incl. referral links)

Construction

Aperture Blades
7 blades
7 blades
7 blades
Form Factor
Ultra Wide-Angle Prime Lens
Short Telephoto Prime Lens
Wide-Angle Prime Lens
Image Size
MFT
MFT
MFT
Lens Barrel
DoF scale
Physical aperture ring, Distance scale, DoF scale
Lens Mount
Canon EF-M-mount, Fujifilm X-mount, Leica L-mount, Micro Four Thirds-mount, Sony E-mount
Micro Four Thirds-mount
Micro Four Thirds-mount
Optical Formula | Elements
7 elements
14 elements
9 elements
Optical Formula | Groups
6 groups
10 groups
7 groups
Optical Formula | Special Glass
Frog Eye Coating (FEC) groups

Dimensions

Filter Diameter
49 mm / 1.93 in
46 mm / 1.81 in
Size | Diameter
45 mm / 1.77 in
54 mm / 2.13 in
55 mm / 2.17 in
Size | Length
26 mm / 1.02 in
79 mm / 3.11 in
51 mm / 2.01 in
Weight
135 g / 4.77 oz
240 g / 8.48 oz
172 g / 6.08 oz

Function

Angle Of View
210° (fisheye)
24.4° Diagonal | 20.4° Horizontal | 13.7° Vertical
65.0° Diagonal | 55.8° Horizontal | 38.9° Vertical
Aperture
f/2.8 ~ f/22
f/2.8 ~ f/22
f/1.8 ~ f/1.8
Autofocus
No
No
No
Crop Factor
2.0
2.0
2.0
Focal Length
4 mm
50 mm
17 mm
Focal Length (35mm Equivalent)
8.0 mm
100.0 mm
34.0 mm
Focus Type
Internal
Internal
Image Stabilization
No
No
No
Weather Resistance
No
No

Performance

Max Magnification
0.11x
2x
Min Focus Distance
80 mm / 3.15 in
140 mm / 5.51 in
150 mm / 5.91 in

Production

Accessory
Lens hood included
Debut
2018-04-20
2020-08-18
2019-10-21
Made In
China
China
China
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