Laowa 4mm f/2.8 MFT Circular Fisheye
Immensely impressive wide field of view in a compact package, the Laowa 4mm f/2.8 MFT Circular Fisheye provides a huge 210° angle of view for Micro Four Thirds mirrorless cameras. This lens is characterized by its noticeable distortion and bulb-like visual appearance.
Photographers can create a 360° full panorama image with a minimum of 2-3 shots. The lens weight only 4.8 oz (135 g) which makes it extremely portable and allows photographers to have creative shots anywhere, anytime.
The lens also sports a bright f/2.8 design for working in available lighting conditions and its manual focus design permits working with subjects as close as 8cm away for true close-up shooting. Additionally, the fisheye design retains almost full depth of field when stopped down to f/5.6 for consistent and even sharpness.
|210° Circular Fisheye
|135g Super Lightweight
|F/2.8 Large Aperture
|8cm Close-focusing distance
|Impressive Depth of Field
Picture this – you are lingering on a gorgeous mountain hill, sitting under an expansive blue sky. Why not seize this moment and share it in the first person view (POV)? Featuring a 210° angle of view, the Laowa circular fisheye lens let you capture more than what your eyes can see.
With only 135g, you can literally put it in your pocket! The compact size and lightweight also make it perfect for various shooting set up such as selfies, vlog, skateboard shooting, 360° panorama, VR imaging, virtual tours or even fly with drones. Smarten up your aerial shots with an angle that no one else has ever seen. The only limit is your imagination!
Despite its petite body, this lens features a fast maximum aperture at f/2.8. When more light gets in, photographers can enjoy higher flexibility in the creation of avant-garde, gimmicky shots even under low-light conditions. See how this lens makes a little twist on traditional astrophotography, adding extra fun to the starry night and nightscape shots.
The 3.1″ (8cm) closest focus distance (object to the sensor) means that you can focus any objects at a finger away. It enables photographers to get really close to the subject and emphasize the details. The exaggerating angle of view will also provide alternatives to make fun of the amusing big-headed animals (including your friends). You may need to forget the rules of composition for one moment and take advantage of the extreme distortion to create an impactful image.
Simply stop down the aperture to f/5.6 (or above), you can concentrate on your compositions without worrying about focusing! The huge depth of field can cover almost everything in the scene.
The image sharpness of the 4mm is incredible! The lens not just sharp at the centre, but also produce a clear image at the edge. This would be very useful when de-fishing the image or cropping out the center part for an ultra-wide angle shot.
|4mm (35mm Equivalent Focal Length: 8mm)
|Micro Four Thirds
|Micro Four Thirds
|Angle of View
|Macro Reproduction Ratio
|Minimum Focus Distance
|3.15" / 8 cm
|7 Elements in 6 Groups
|Dimensions (ø x L)
|1.78 x 1" / 45.2 x 25.5 mm
|4.76 oz / 135 g