Olympus 17mm f1.8 M.ZUIKO Digital Lens



Share your photographs...

We would love to feature your photographs on our equipment pages to help inspire others. We respect your copyright. Sharing is easy, just send us a link to your image on social media or your own website and remember to tell us about the following:





Review this item...

Tell us how you would rate it overall:

 

There are no reviews for this item

Manufacturers website: CLICK HERE

The silver M.ZUIKO Digital 17mm f/1.8 Lens from Olympus is an all-metal 17mm prime lens designed for the Olympus line of Micro Four Thirds cameras such as the E-PM2, E-PL5 and E-P5 digital cameras. Its focal length is equivalent to 34mm in the 35mm format and its minimum focusing distance is 9.8" (25 cm). It is a very bright, fast lens ideal for everyday photography as well as street photography in which fast shutter speeds and sufficient light is important. Of course, with a wide maximum aperture of f/1.8, this is a fine lens for low-light situations and shallow depth of field imaging.

This lens features Movie and Still Compatible (MSC) autofocus with an inner focus system, which provides fast focusing for stills work and runs smooth and quiet, important when shooting video. The lens barrel has a 'Snapshot' ring which pulls back for manual focus control. Distance and depth-of-field scales for manual control are easily viewable on the lens barrel when the Snapshot ring is pulled back. Three aspherical elements, including a Dual Super Aspherical element to correct aberrations, as well as a High Refractive index element to correct high spherical aberrations, provide quality imaging and ZERO (ZUIKO Extra-low Reflection Optical Coating) lens coatings are applied to the elements to reduce lens flare and ghost images.

Fast f/1.8 maximum aperture for sharp low light imaging and shallow depth of field

Snapshot ring on lens barrel for manual control of focus

Movie & Stills Compatible (MSC) Autofocus provides a fast AF motor that runs smoothly and quietly, which is important when shooting video.

Three aspherical elements including a Dual Super Aspherical element reduce aberrations and provide sharp images

ZERO (ZUIKO Extra-low Reflection Optical Coating) lens coatings are applied to the lens elements to reduce flare and ghost images even with a back-lit subject.

Attribute Value
Lens Type:Standard Prime
Focal length - wide (mm):17
Focal length - tele (mm):17
Max aperture - wide:1.8
Max aperture - tele:1.8
Minimum aperture:22
Minimum focus distance (m):0.3
Image stabilisation:No
Lens mount:Micro Four Thirds
Lens elements:9
Lens groups:6
Aperture blades:7
Filter thread (mm):46
Autofocus motor:HSM
Colour:Black
Size:57.5 x 35.5 mm
Weight (g):120
Hood Model:LH-48B

Spanish sun...

Our absolute favourite find was the Museo Sorolla, a celebration of the life and work of Joaquin Sorolla (1863-1923). The museum, opened in 1932, was once the Madrid home of this influential impressionist painter.

Clash of the Cameras!

Clash of the Cameras

Looking for gift ideas for photography friends? These playing cards allow photo fans to play famous cameras off against each other in a classic top-trumps style card game to find out who's got the best gear.

Get 5% Off...

Sign up for our newsletters and get 5% off your first hire, our latest news, plus:

Get personalised offers to swap, sell and loan your gear for money.

Opportunities to try new equipment.