Olympus M.ZUIKO Digital 17mm f/1.8 Lens Review

Olympus M.ZUIKO Digital 17mm f/1.8 lens officially announced back in May, 2013 with the PEN E-P5 camera. Olympus M.ZUIKO Digital 17mm f/1.8 wide angle prime lens for the Olympus PEN and Micro Four Thirds cameras.

PhotographyBlog has posted a full review for the Olympus M.ZUIKO Digital 17mm f/1.8 wide-angle prime lens. The M.ZUIKO DIGITAL 17mm f/1.8 lens is a bright, wide-angle, single focal length lens ideal for snapshot street shooting, landscape photography or capturing subjects in challenging low-light environments.

The Olympus M.Zuiko Digital 17mm f/1.8 lens has nine elements in six groups to deliver sharp images of subjects.

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Olympus M.ZUIKO Digital 17mm f/1.8 Lens Review

From PhotographyBlog review :

Overall, the Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 17mm f/1.8 is a huge step up from the pancake-style M.Zuiko Digital 17mm f/2.8, being sharper, faster and quicker to focus, while offering better build quality and more features in a slightly bigger and heavier – but still tiny and lightweight – package. This does come at a hefty price premium though, with the new lens being about 70-90% dearer.

Olympus M.ZUIKO Digital 17mm f/1.8 Lens Price

Olympus M.ZUIKO Digital 17mm f/1.8 lens for micro four thirds system cameras price is $499.00. The Olympus 17mm f/1.8 lens is available to buy from the camera stores below. 

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Olympus M.ZUIKO Digital 17mm F/1.8 Specifications

Focal Length 17mm (35mm equivalent focal length 34mm)
Compatible with Olympus PEN Cameras and Micro Four Third Cameras
Lens Construction 9 elements in 6 Groups – DSA lens, 2 Aspherical lenses, HR lens
Angle of View 65 degree
Closest Focusing Distance 9.8″ / 0.25m
Maximum Image Magnification 0.08x (35mm equivalent Maximum Image Magnification [0.16x])
Minimum Field Size 162x216mm (at Macro mode)
Aperture Range F1.8 – F22
Filter Size 46mm
Dimension Diameter 2.26 x 1.4″ / 57.5 x 35.5mm
Weight 4.2 oz / 120g

Olympus M.ZUIKO Digital 17mm f/1.8 Lens Price

Olympus M. Zuiko Digital 17mm f/1.8 Lens for Micro Four Thirds System is available for pre-order now. The price of the 17mm f/1.8 lens is $499. Estimated ship date is September 2013.

You can see some sample images of the M. Zuiko Digital 17mm f/1.8 Lens here and pre-order from Adorama.