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Compare Laowa 17mm f/1.8 vs Olympus 9mm F8 Fisheye

Reviews

Neo score
50%
48%
Pros
  • Very light in the hand
  • Versatile focal length
  • Very affordable
  • Negligible size and weight
Cons
  • Lacks weather sealing
  • Dark f/8 aperture
  • Lacks front filter thread
  • Not a serious lens

Price

MSRP
149 USD
100 USD
Offers (incl. referral links)

Construction

Aperture Blades
7 blades
Form Factor
Wide-Angle Prime Lens
Ultra Wide-Angle Prime Lens
Image Size
MFT
MFT
Lens Barrel
Physical aperture ring, Distance scale, DoF scale
Lens Mount
Micro Four Thirds-mount
Micro Four Thirds-mount
Material
Plastic
Optical Formula | Elements
9 elements
5 elements
Optical Formula | Groups
7 groups
4 groups
Optical Formula | Special Glass
Frog Eye Coating (FEC) groups
2 aspherical elements groups

Dimensions

Filter Diameter
46 mm / 1.81 in
Size | Diameter
55 mm / 2.17 in
56 mm / 2.20 in
Size | Length
51 mm / 2.01 in
13 mm / 0.51 in
Weight
172 g / 6.08 oz
30 g / 1.06 oz

Function

Angle Of View
65.0° Diagonal | 55.8° Horizontal | 38.9° Vertical
100.5° Diagonal | 90.0° Horizontal | 67.4° Vertical
Aperture
f/1.8 ~ f/1.8
f/8 ~ f/8
Autofocus
No
No
Crop Factor
2.0
2.0
Focal Length
17 mm
9 mm
Focal Length (35mm Equivalent)
34.0 mm
18.0 mm
Focus Type
Internal
Image Stabilization
No
Weather Resistance
No

Performance

Max Magnification
0.046x
Min Focus Distance
150 mm / 5.91 in
200 mm / 7.87 in

Production

Accessory
Lens hood included
Lens hood sold separately
Debut
2019-10-21
2014-01-29
Made In
China
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