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  • Prime Wide-angle Lens
  • High-speed Imager AF
  • Circular Aperture Diaphragm
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  • Prime Wide-angle Lens
  • High-speed Imager AF
  • Circular Aperture Diaphragm
  • Filter Diameter: 46mm
  • Full-metal single-focal-length, wide-angle lens is ideal for shooting high-quality, dramatic landscapes and portraits
  • Helps capture brillant low-light shots
  • The snap ring enables photographers to pan focus with a distance indicator
  • Focal Length: 17mm (35mm equivalent focal length 34mm)
  • Lens construction: 9 elements in 6 Groups - DSA lens, 2 Aspherical lenses, HR lens
  • Angle of View: 65 Degrees
  • AF System: High-speed Imager AF (MSC)
  • Closest Focusing Distance: 0.25m
  • Maximum Image Magnification: 0.08x (35mm equivalent Maximum Image Magnification [0.16x])
  • Minimum Field Size: 162x216mm (at Macro mode)
  • Number of Blades: 7 (Circular Aperture Diaphragm)
  • Maximum Aperture: f/1.8
  • Minimum Aperture: f/22
  • Filter Diameter: 46mm
  • Dimensions: Diameter 57.5 x 35.5mm
  • Weight: 120g
  • Also Includes:
  • Lens Cap (LC-46)
  • Lens Rear Cap (LR-2)
  • Instruction Manual
  • Olympus Worldwide Warranty Card

Lens Performance
Lens Type:Mirrorless Lenses
Focal Length:17mm
Maximum Aperture:f/1.8
Aperture (Max. & Min.):Max: f/1.8, Min: f/22
Camera Mount Type:Micro Four Thirds
Format Compatibility:Micro Four Thirds
Angle of View:65 degrees
Minimum Focus Distance:0.25m
Maximum Close-Up Magnification:0.08x
Groups/Elements:6 Groups/9 Elements
Diaphragm Blades:7
Lens Features
Image Stabilization:No
Tripod Collar:No
Filter Thread:46mm
Dimensions (DxL):2.26x1.40"
Additional Information
Warranty:1 year manufacturer warranty

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  • *****
  • Better than I expected!

  • March 13, 2017
  • By: Richard

I just received a new (to me) Olympus 17mm f1.8. I had read lots of mixed reviews on the Intertubes about the image quality, and was a bit apprehensive about whether I'd be happy with it. Well, l am definitely happy! The lens is very sharp in the centre and quite good in the corners. Anyone who's considering this lens should not be discouraged by reports of mediocre image quality. [Copy of a review I posted on Olympus' website.]

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  • *****
  • Perfect for my video work

  • December 30, 2015
  • By: Mark

I'm shooting more hand held video interviews these days and this lens on the OM-D EM5 MII is perfect for my needs. It lets me get close enough to the subject for good audio pick up by the on-camera Rode shotgun mic. The silent focus works very well (and the camera itself slows the transition speed when in video mode). The fact edge sharpness is less when wide open in fact works well for my video subject matter. It's low light capability lets me shoot indoors without extra lighting. I have a 14-150 lens as well but the 17mm will be my everyday lens for video and stills. The great Boxing Week price clinched the decision to buy.

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  • *****
  • Sharp and wicked fast focus

  • September 21, 2014
  • By: Tim

If you're at all inclined to consider prime lenses for your MFT system, look very carefully at the Olympus 17mm f/1.8. I started out my MFT adventure with Olympus cameras by getting the highly-rated Panasonic 20mm f/1.7. The pancake format with the excellent sharpness attracted me. I used it on an E-PL5, and E-P5, and now an E-M10. Then I tried this Olympus 17mm f/1.8. First, the slight downside. It is actually possible with careful pixel peeping to determine that this Olympus lens is not quite as sharp as the Panasonic. However, the difference is so slight, it can't seriously be a decision factor with MFT sensors, given the many other factors I'm here to tell you about. First, and foremost is focus speed. It's hard to imagine it being any faster. In street situations, there is no hesitation whatever. Just press the shutter and the lens is focused. The second factor is the focal length. There's a reason why all those fixed lens range-finders in the old days and new implementations such as the Fuji X100 are all the same focal length - effectively 35mm. It's very consistent with how we see the world with our eyes. You wouldn't think that a 6mm difference with the Panasonic 20mm would be significant, but I see it every time I use it. The third factor is the high-quality build and functionality. In a world that understands Leica and Apple, there's plenty of room for others to provide a great many well-made objects, such as this lens. The manual focus ring with the distance scale is a great bonus. And finally, for what it's worth, I don't believe I've seen anything prettier than my silver OM-D E-M10 with the silver 17mm f/1.8 lens mounted. Olympus MFT shooters need to seriously consider this lens.

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  • Lens Cap (LC-46)
  • Lens Rear Cap (LR-2)
  • Instruction Manual
  • Olympus Worldwide Warranty Card
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