Olympus M.Zuiko Digital 17mm f/2.8 Lens for Micro Four Thirds Format Cameras

Model #261502

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Specifications

Physical

Weight 2.5 oz (71 g)
Dimensions (DxL) Approx. 2.24 x 0.87" (57 x 22 mm)
Filter Thread 37 mm

Performance

Format Compatibility Micro Four Thirds
Angle of View 65°
Minimum Focus Distance 7.87" (20 cm)
Magnification 0.11x
Maximum Reproduction Ratio 1:9
Focal Length 17mm
Comparable Four Thirds and Micro 4/3 Focal Length: 34 mm
Diaphragm Blades 5
Elements/Groups 6/4
Aperture Maximum: f/2.8
Minimum: f/22
Camera Mount Type Micro Four Thirds

Features

Tripod Collar No
Autofocus Yes
Image Stabilization No
Expert Reviews
What digital camera.32818507
12 August 2010
8.7/10

This is a slightly disappointing curve but the results are impressive across the most-used apertures given the wide angle-of-view offered

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    Ultra wide-angle view

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    Very high price

Photodo.33034400
19 May 2011

This compact pancake lens sports a fast f/2.8 maximum aperture and is compatible with all Micro Four Thirds cameras. The isn't equipped with in lens stabilisation ,which is typical for pancake lenses, but Olympus camera owners will be able to take advantage of their camera's in-body stabilisation...

User Reviews
B h photo.32817553
20 May 2014
8.0/10

The 14-42 IIR kit zoom is too bulky for a jacket pocket; therefore I bought this 17 f2.8 for my E-PM2 for lightweight daily carry. This prime lens fits fine in my pocket as planned. As this stage of its life, it is being sold at a discount at most places and even cheaper bought second hand.

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    Consistent Output, Easily Interchangeable, Lightweight, Nice Bokeh, Sharper Than Kit Lens

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    Slow Focus

Olympusamerica com.32833372
4 September 2015
10/10

i love this lens for the fact that its 17mm and I have used it in the city and shot some sunsets with it. I prefer the 1.8 but this is a really decent lens fo the price you pay for it. Its small pancake look streamlines the camera a little bit and make it more portable which is a plus.

Review us shopping com.33655990
18 December 2011
6.0/10

Utterably forgettable in almost every way, yet a pancake lens that does nothing wrong. Not recommended at retail price, but something worth purchasing in the second hand market.

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    Pancake design, can be aquired cheaply in second hand markets.

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    Forgettable image quality, nothing compelling about it.

Amazon.32817384
25 October 2014
10/10

Great addition to my PM2. In fact, the camera is worthless without it.

Adorama.32830004
28 May 2013
10/10

At an equivalent 24mm this lens has a very nice wide field, its sharp and its fast at 2.8 Could not recommend enough as a travel lens. Small and mighty.

Photography review.32822891
21 June 2010
10/10

I have never really shoot a lot of primes except on my M6. I never saw the point as sharp and fast as zooms are now a days. But I was pleasently suprised at how quick I feel in love with this lens. 17mm or 34mm equvilent seems to be the perfect focal lenght for me.

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    Small, fast, sharp, contrsty

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    None what so ever

Product Highlights
  • For Olympus PEN Cameras
  • Compatible w/ Micro Four Thirds Cameras
  • Compact Lens Design/Extremely Portable
  • Close Focusing Down to 7.87" (0.2m)
  • Superior Performance
  • Good for Portraits/Landscapes/Close-ups
7.3/10
Average Expert Score
8.7/10
Average User Score
In The Box
  • Olympus M.Zuiko Digital 17mm f/2.8 Lens for Micro Four Thirds Format Cameras
  • Lens Cap (LC-37)
  • Rear Lens Cap (LR-2)
  • Instruction Manual
  • Olympus Worldwide Warranty Card
  • 1-Year Limited Warranty
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