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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.

F1.8
  • Maximum Aperture
34mm
  • 35mm Equivalent Focal Length
0.16x
  • 35mm Equivalent Max. Image Magnification
  1. 17mm Single 
Focal Length
  2. F1.8 Maximum Aperture
  3. High-Speed Imager AF (MSC)
  4. 65° Angle of View
  5. Maximum Image Magnification .08x
  • PRISTINE PRIMES

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    PRISTINE PRIMES

    M.Zuiko prime lenses feature fixed focal lengths ranging from the 12mm F1.8 lens that's optimized for landscapes to the 75mm F1.8, a perfect portrait lens.

    • 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.

    • WIDE-ANGLE READY

      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.

    • MOVIE & STILL COMPATIBLE

      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.

    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.

    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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Tech specs

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Key Specs

lens spec diagram
  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 spec diagram

Lens Diagrams

  1. MTF 17mm F1.8 Chart
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  2. Lens Element Diagram
    lens elements 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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5 out of 5 stars
September 8, 2021 by Joe

You can leave it on your camera for your general photography needs.

This is a great focal length for general photography. Great for environmental and street photography. The f1.8 aperture is a bonus allowing more light and softening the background. I really like the focus clutch. It makes manual adjustments a breeze.
5 out of 5 stars
December 27, 2020 by Martin

Ultimate all purpose low light lens

Excellent low light performance in a small compact and slick lens. This is the ultimate companion for the E-M5 series. For street photography or all purpose. With an equivalent 35mm view this lens is meant to be all the time on your E-M5.
5 out of 5 stars
May 5, 2020 by James

A Classic.

Years ago when I first bought my original EPL-1 I paired it with the m. Zuiko 17mm ƒ2.8 and I loved it. The 17mm ƒ2.8 wasn't the sharpest lens of the block, but it didn't need to be. The focal length was perfect for street and the size made it easy to pocket. <br /> <br />Those two attributes continue with what I consider to be the modern incarnation of that lens, the 17mm ƒ1.8. <br /> <br />I absolutely love this lens. The build, the optics, the size, the weight, everything. <br /> <br />The focal length of 17mm on a m4/3 body is just about perfect. The full frame equivalent of 34mm makes it an extremely versatile lens for a variety of photographic scenarios that I put myself into on a regular basis. I paired my copy with the LH-48B lens hood. I love the metal hood on the metal body, it just feels right. That's the thing about this lens, it just feels right. <br /> <br />These days I shoot on an OM-D E-M10 Mark III, it's a smaller OM-D body and this lens is a perfect fit. There's just something about this combination that begs to be used, no, it demands that you use it. It has a feel, a potential that just seems to emanate. I purchased my copy in the Olympus Travel Lens Kit that ships with the m. Zuiko 14-150mm ƒ4-5.6 Mark II. That's a great lens too, worth of praise in its own right, but the combination together makes the the whole greater than the sum of its parts. <br /> <br />At the end of the day, a lot of people may say that a 50mm equivalent is the classic focal length for street. I say that depends on the camera system. For Micro Four Thirds, there is no better classic focal length than 17mm. It just makes an OM-D feel, for lack of a better word, complete.
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