Kowa Prominar 12mm f/1.8 Camera Lens for Micro Four Thirds

  • $1,499.00

The wide angle manual lens “KOWA PROMINAR 12mm F1.8” has a large field of view and bright F-stop. A greatly reduced TV distortion value of just 0.59% and a minimum focusing distance of 2m ensures high quality close-up pictures with a wide angle.

Dual Link Iris

A dual Link Iris system makes it possible to choose silent or click aperture adjustment. Aperture settings can be changed in an instant

Circular Aperture

The construction of the aperture blades with 9 elements makes it possible that the diaphragm shows a circle at all f-stops, creating a more natural impression.

Aluminium Alloy Body

All internal parts are protected by a solid and rigid aluminium housing.The body feels reassuringly well made with good balance and weightiness in the hand and when attached to a camera body.

Floating Mechanism System

The floating mechanism system is effective in preventing malfunction and increasing the life of the lens. High optical performance was achieved in all photographic subject distances.

Made in JAPAN

From design to inspection, these Kowa lenses benefit from our concept “Made in Japan''. At the forefront of technology, the lenses were designed and developed drawing on over 60 years of Kowa optical heritage.

Standard Package

Master Lens, Lens Hood, Objective Cap, Mount Lens Cover, Soft Case.


Angle of View: 74.9° (H) x59.6° (V) x86.8° (D)

F/T-number: F1.8/T1.9

Filter thread: 72mm (attach to lens hood)

Focal Length: 12mm

Iris: 9 (Circular Aperture)

Lens Construction: 12 Elements in 10 Groups

Max Diameter x Length: 76.5x90.5mm (excluding the lens hood)

Max Reprojection Ratio: 1 : 10

Min Focusing Distance: 0.2m

Weight: 475g (excluding the lens hood)

In the Box:

- Kowa PROMINAR MFT 12mm f/1.8 Lens

- Lens Hood

- Objective Cap

- Mount Lens Cover

- Soft Case