Kowa Co. announced that it has developed three new interchangeable lenses, the first in several decades. The lenses are for the Micro-Four Thirds format in the Prominar brand—the Kowa Prominar 8.5mm f/2.8, Prominar 12mm f/1.8 and Prominar 25mm f/1.8. The Kowa Prominar 8.5mm f/2.8 features a wide angle of 106 degrees, with a geometric distortion index of 0.12%. This lens has already been launched in Japan; the availability of the other two has to be announced. Kowa will offer each of these lenses in black, white and green.