Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 17mm f/1.2 PRO Lens

BH #OL1712ED • MFR #V311100BU000
Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 17mm f/1.2 PRO Lens
Key Features
  • Micro Four Thirds System
  • 34mm (35mm Equivalent)
  • Aperture Range: f/1.2 to f/16
  • Four ED Elements, One ED-DSA Element
Pairing a sophisticated optical design with an exceptionally bright maximum aperture, the M.Zuiko Digital ED 17mm f/1.2 PRO from Olympus is a versatile wide-angle, 34mm-equivalent prime for Micro Four Thirds mirrorless cameras. The lens's calling card is its fast f/1.2 maximum aperture, which suits working in difficult lighting conditions and avails greater control over depth of field. Also, a complex 15 elements, 11 groups construction combines extra-low dispersion, aspherical, and high refractive index elements to significantly reduce both chromatic and spherical aberrations for notable image clarity, sharpness, and color accuracy. A nine-blade aperture is featured as well, to achieve a smooth bokeh quality when working with shallow depth of field techniques, and a Z Coating Nano has been applied to individual elements to limit flare and ghosting for improved contrast.
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Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 17mm f/1.2 PRO Overview

Pairing a sophisticated optical design with an exceptionally bright maximum aperture, the M.Zuiko Digital ED 17mm f/1.2 PRO from Olympus is a versatile wide-angle, 34mm-equivalent prime for Micro Four Thirds mirrorless cameras. The lens's calling card is its fast f/1.2 maximum aperture, which suits working in difficult lighting conditions and avails greater control over depth of field. Also, a complex 15 elements, 11 groups construction combines extra-low dispersion, aspherical, and high refractive index elements to significantly reduce both chromatic and spherical aberrations for notable image clarity, sharpness, and color accuracy. A nine-blade aperture is featured as well, to achieve a smooth bokeh quality when working with shallow depth of field techniques, and a Z Coating Nano has been applied to individual elements to limit flare and ghosting for improved contrast.

Beyond the imaging assets, the lens' physical design is characterized by a weather-sealed construction to benefit working in harsh climates. It also features a Movie & Still Compatible (MSC) autofocus system for smooth, quiet, and fast focusing performance that is suitable to both stills and video recording. A manual focus clutch permits quick switching to MF control and a printed depth of field scale is also featured on the lens barrel for pre-focusing and hyper focal focusing techniques.

Standard wide-angle 17mm lens is designed for Micro Four Thirds mirrorless cameras and provides a 34mm equivalent focal length.
Exceptionally fast f/1.2 maximum aperture supports working in difficult lighting conditions and affords extensive control over depth of field for selective focus techniques.
The intricate optical design employs one Super Extra-Low Dispersion element, three extra-low dispersion elements, one Extra-Low Dispersion Dual-Sided Aspherical element, one Extra-Low Dispersion Aspherical element, one Super High Refractive Index element, and one aspherical element, which all work in concert to control chromatic and spherical aberrations for improved clarity, reduced color fringing, and enhanced sharpness.
A Z Coating Nano has been applied to individual lens elements to noticeably reduce surface reflections and prevent lens flare and ghosting for improved contrast and color neutrality in strong lighting conditions.
An MSC autofocus system, along with an internal focusing design, provides quick, quiet, and precise focusing performance to benefit both still photo shooting and movie recording. Additionally, an MF clutch is used for fast changing to manual focus for more precise control.
Programmable L-Fn (lens function) button for easily accessible settings adjustment.
Weather-sealed construction guards the lens against dust, moisture, and freezing temperatures for working in harsh environments.
Rounded nine-blade diaphragm contributes to a pleasing bokeh quality.
UPC: 050332191808

Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 17mm f/1.2 PRO Specs

Focal Length17mm (35mm Equivalent Focal Length: 34mm)
Maximum Aperturef/1.2
Minimum Aperturef/16
Lens MountMicro Four Thirds
Format CompatibilityMicro Four Thirds
Angle of View65°
Minimum Focus Distance7.87" / 20 cm
Maximum Magnification0.15x
Optical Design15 Elements in 11 Groups
Diaphragm Blades9, Rounded
Focus TypeAutofocus
Image StabilizationNone
Filter Size62 mm (Front)
Dimensions (ø x L)2.69 x 3.43" / 68.2 x 87 mm
Weight13.76 oz / 390 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight1.6 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)7.9 x 4.4 x 4.3"
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Is it Made in Japan like the other Pro lenses?
Asked by: Tuyen N.
According to the information we have, our current inventory's Country of Origin is Japan. Please be aware this can change over the product's production life without notice.
Answered by: Daniel M.
Date published: 2018-08-27

Will the 17mm f/1.2 Pro work in ProCapture Low ...

Will the 17mm f/1.2 Pro work in ProCapture Low mode?
Asked by: Chris
Yes, on bodies that support procapture mode.
Answered by: Quoc-Uy
Date published: 2021-01-25

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Why is it taking so long for this lens to become available? Are there production issues?
Asked by: Jeffrey R.
Olympus has not stated if there were any issues in particular. In any event, the lens is in stock and ready for you to order one.
Answered by: Dennis A L.
Date published: 2018-08-27

Is this lens good for astro photography?

Is this lens good for astro photography?
Asked by: Felita
This lens is excellent in low light and would work well for astro shooting, however a wider focal length may be more desirable.
Answered by: Rob
Date published: 2020-11-10

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Is the manual focus ring on this lens different from other Olympus pro lenses? The one I have is not as smooth as my 45mm f1.2
Asked by: Cole
We are not sure if you mean tactical or function smoothness. All the lenses made by Olympus have very similar grip so they should all feel about the same. If manually focusing the movement of the ring is not smooth, you might consider exchanging your lens if you just purchased it.
Answered by: Dennis A L.
Date published: 2018-08-27

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Is it noisy during with C-AF when recording videos on Panasonic bodies? How well does it perform?
Asked by: Zuri H.
You will definitely be able to hear the focusing system. We recommend that you record audio separately.
Answered by: Andrea O.
Date published: 2018-08-27

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Does this lens have an aperture ring?
Asked by: Bobby
No. It does have a manual focus pull back clutch that simulates the mechanical focus of older lenses with hard stops at the end of it's focus range, no aperture ring though.
Answered by: Frank
Date published: 2018-08-27

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Would this lens as well as the other Pro prime lenses be too heavy for the PEN bodies?
Asked by: Jim
I don't find this lens or the Oly 25mm f/1.2 PRO lens to be too large or too heavy for my Pen-F. I also use the 12-100MM f/4 PRO on the Pen-F and think that maybe this lens is about at the limit of size and weight for this body. I do prefer to use the Olympus ECG-4 Grip for the Pen-F, which I do not believe detracts from the compact size or appearance of the camera, but markedly improves handling with these larger PRO lenses.
Answered by: Theodore C.
Date published: 2018-08-28
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