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M.Zuiko 17mm f1.8

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M.Zuiko 17mm f1.8

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Overview

M.Zuiko 17mm f1.8 at a Glance

This beautiful full-metal single-focal-length, wide-angle lens is ideal for shooting high-quality, dramatic landscapes and portraits. This super-fast f1.8 M.Zuiko lens helps capture brilliant low-light shots. The snap ring enables photographers to pan focus with a distance indicator.

  1. 17mm Single 
Focal Length
  2. F1.8 Maximum Aperture
  3. High-Speed Imager AF (MSC)
  4. 16° Angle of View
  5. Maximum Image Magnification .08x
  • FOCUS RING
  • WIDE-ANGLE READY
  • MSC
  • FOCUS RING
  • WIDE-ANGLE READY
  • MSC
  • TWO-POSITION SNAP 
FOCUS RING

    Do you enjoy switching from autofocus to manual focus for greater creative control? The 17mm f1.8 makes it easy with a two-position snap focus ring. With the ring in the autofocus position, you can either use AF or switch to manual focus using the camera controls. But when you want to shoot old-school, just move the snap ring to engage the Manual Focus Clutch for the satisfying feel of a classic mechanical lens as you focus in on your subject. A distance/depth-of-field scale on the lens barrel makes it easy to calculate the correct focus position; it’s great for zone focusing when you want to be stealthy while shooting street scenes.

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  • SHOOT ALL OF THE ANGLES

    Whether your preferred subjects are friends and family, panoramic landscapes, unique architecture or all of these and more, the 17mm wide-angle is the perfect addition to your kit. It’s also a lens you can grow with; use the manual focus options to become a more complete photographer and capture the beautiful images you see in your mind’s eye for posterity.

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  • MOVIE & STILL 
COMPATIBLE MECHANISM

    One of this lens’s most interesting features is the unique-to-Olympus Movie & Still Compatible mechanism, or MSC. This technology provides amazingly fast – and nearly silent – autofocus operation. You’ll really notice the benefit when you play back your HD video and the only thing you hear is the ambient background noise in the scene you were filming; what you won’t hear is the sound of the lens moving as it changes focus. This lens is perfect for tracking action. With MSC and the super-bright f1.8 aperture, you can film a school play or indoor sporting event in low light and still get excellent results.

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  • TWO-POSITION SNAP 
FOCUS RING

    Do you enjoy switching from autofocus to manual focus for greater creative control? The 17mm f1.8 makes it easy with a two-position snap focus ring. With the ring in the autofocus position, you can either use AF or switch to manual focus using the camera controls. But when you want to shoot old-school, just move the snap ring to engage the Manual Focus Clutch for the satisfying feel of a classic mechanical lens as you focus in on your subject. A distance/depth-of-field scale on the lens barrel makes it easy to calculate the correct focus position; it’s great for zone focusing when you want to be stealthy while shooting street scenes.

    More
  • SHOOT ALL OF THE ANGLES

    Whether your preferred subjects are friends and family, panoramic landscapes, unique architecture or all of these and more, the 17mm wide-angle is the perfect addition to your kit. It’s also a lens you can grow with; use the manual focus options to become a more complete photographer and capture the beautiful images you see in your mind’s eye for posterity.

    More
  • MOVIE & STILL 
COMPATIBLE MECHANISM

    One of this lens’s most interesting features is the unique-to-Olympus Movie & Still Compatible mechanism, or MSC. This technology provides amazingly fast – and nearly silent – autofocus operation. You’ll really notice the benefit when you play back your HD video and the only thing you hear is the ambient background noise in the scene you were filming; what you won’t hear is the sound of the lens moving as it changes focus. This lens is perfect for tracking action. With MSC and the super-bright f1.8 aperture, you can film a school play or indoor sporting event in low light and still get excellent results.

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Specs

Key Specs

  1. Focal Length
    17mm
  2. 35mm Equivalent Focal Length
    34mm
  3. Lens Construction
    9 elements in 6 Groups - DSA lens, 2 Aspherical lenses, HR lens
  4. Dust & Drip Proof
    No
  5. Closest Focusing Distance
    0.25m
  6. Maximum Aperture
    f1.8
  7. Minimum Aperture
    f22

Lens Diagrams

  1. MTF 17mm F1.8 Chart
  2. Lens Element Diagram

Additional Specs

  1. Angle of View
    65 Degree
  2. Max. Image Magnification
    0.08x
  3. 35mm Equivalent Max. Image Magnification
    0.16x
  4. Minimum Field Size
    162x216mm
  5. Number of Blades
    7 (Circular Aperture Diaphragm)
  6. Filter Size
    Diameter 46mm
  7. Weight
    120g
  8. AF System
    High-speed Imager AF (MSC)
  9. Box Contents
    Lens Cap(LC-46), Lens Rear Cap(LR-2) Instruction Manual, Olympus Worldwide Warranty Card
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July 8, 2016 by peter
A Gem for Street Photography
I received this lens as a birthday present from my son just last month. Normally I hold off a lot longer before writing a review, but I'm so pleased with the lens that I won't this time. Sharp, fast contrasty, fast and reasonably light around my neck. It's a great walking around lens, always ready if you set it to manual, f/5.6 or slower, and focus at its hyperfocal distance. Why do I stress that? Because it is virtually alone in the autofocus digital world in having the essentials: a manual setting that doesn't reset accidentally to autofocus; a focus scale on the lens; and enough DOF info to make it work. It's corner to corner sharp. And contrasty. I know that some of that comes from in-camera processing which corrects for known features of the lens, so it may not worth as well on LUMIX bodies. It is better when stopped down a stop or two, but what's surprising about that? If a lens designer could make a lens as sharp at f/1.8 as this one is at f/2.8 for the same cost, she would probably have stretched this one a tad and made a 1.4. Designers almost always expect some sharpness drop wide open. Hey, at f1.8 this lens is a heck of a lot sharper than its companion f/2.8 is when set to f/1.8....
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April 13, 2016 by Kevin
Great walk around lens
I own this in addition to my Olympus 12-40mm 2.8 and an E-M10. Despite the overlapping focal length, the 12-40, despite being my favorite lens for its versatility, is very bulky. For those lazy days when you're not sure if you need a camera or not, I reach for the 17mm 1.8. The quality is great wide open through f/4, and really emphasizes the advantages of micro four thirds in a package I can pocket into my jacket. The focal length is useful for most snapshots, and the bokeh is decent when used to take wide angle portrait. My only complaint is the price, as it seems that the asking price is quite high when alternatives are considered.
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March 16, 2016 by Anh-Huy
My Standard Everyday Lense
Back in the day, when film was still in, people were talking about 35mm photography. Well, this is the closest lens to that old standard. I received this lense as an Xmas gift a year ago. Since then, this lens has become the standard lens on our GX7 Panasonic camera. Initially, I was a bit concerned as the GX7 in-body stabilization is not quite as good as Olympus cameras 3- or 5-axis stabilization. But in reality, this has never turned out to be a problem at all because this lens is so quick with an aperture of f1.8. This aperture is very versatile. I go to f1.8 to get some nice bokeh effects of close-up portrait pictures. Indoors, I can just keep the aperture at 2.2 or so to capture my son run around and have him stop in mid-air as he jumps up and down. In dark restaurant lighting, I can just open up the lens to f2.0, and the pictures still turn out great AND look much more natural than pictures with flash would turn out to be. So even then, shaking is not an issue. I have also used this lens to do some night sky photography. Again the wide aperture helps to collect lots of light when it's dark. In dark night sky conditions, I can take beautiful pictures of the milky way with f1.8, Iso 3200-6400, and 20-25 second exposures. The focal length is perfect for most occasions from street pictures, to semi-portrait pictures where I actually want to capture the upper-body and face and not just the face....I like this focal length. I am a beginner and normally like zoom lenses. But this lens has forced me to frame pictures better and use my feet as the zoom. The manual clutch switch is a really nifty feature. It works well and feels intuitive. Zooming is super-fast. I whole-heartedly recommend this lens to any MFT camera - especially the GX7
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