Venus 17mm F1.8 is a Fixed aperture Manual Focus (MF) Wideangle Prime
lens with FourThirds max sensor coverage, and it is designed to be used with MFT
What type of photography is the Venus 17mm F1.8 lens good for?
The type of photography that you are planning to use the Venus 17mm F1.8 is an important decision factor. Here we have evaluated its suitability to various photography scenarios:
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Reasons to Buy Venus Laowa 17mm F1.8 Lens
Here we've included a summary of the advantages and disadvantages of the Venus Laowa 17mm F1.8 lens in a list form to help you determine whether it offers the features you need.
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| Aperture Ring
| Distance Scale
| DoF(Depth of Field) Scale
| Hood supplied
| Full-time Manual Focusing
| Fast Aperture
| Minimum focus distance of 0.15m / 5.9 inch
| Light weight at only 172g / 6.1 oz
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| No Weather Sealing
| No Autofocus
Venus 17mm F1.8 is compatible with cameras that have a Micro Four Thirds lens mount. Some of the latest released cameras that are compatible with the Micro Four Thirds lenses are Panasonic G9 II, OM System OM-5 and Panasonic GH6.
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Size, Weight and Filter Thread
Size and weight is a very important decision factor when searching for your next lens. Venus 17mm F1.8 has a maximum diameter of 55mm and total length of 51mm. It weighs 172g / 6.1 oz.
Venus 17mm F1.8 has a filter thread of 46mm. Below are links to the filters that we recommend you to consider for your Venus 17mm F1.8:
Venus 17mm F1.8 has a fixed focal length of 17mm which has a 35mm equivalent focal range of 34mm when used on a FourThirds format camera.
Below are the 3 Wideangle Prime type MFT mount lens alternatives with highest max magnification ratios:
Venus 17mm F1.8 has a max aperture of F1.8 and a minimum aperture of F1.8.
Venus 17mm F1.8's optical formula consists of 9 elements in 7 groups . Special elements used in this design is Frog Eye Coating (FEC).
Venus 17mm F1.8 comes with a removable lens hood which is handy to reduce lens flare and glare in your photos.
Popular Comparisons of Venus 17mm F1.8
Here are the eight most popular comparisons of the Venus 17mm F1.8 amongst Camera Decision readers.
Top Alternatives of Venus 17mm F1.8 Lens
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