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Olympus M.Zuiko Digital 17mm f/2.8 Lens for Micro Four Thirds Format Cameras

BH #OL1728 • MFR #261502
Olympus M.Zuiko Digital 17mm f/2.8 Lens for Micro Four Thirds Format Cameras
Key Features
  • For Olympus PEN Cameras
  • Compatible w/ Micro Four Thirds Cameras
  • Compact Lens Design/Extremely Portable
  • Close Focusing Down to 7.87" (0.2m)
The M.Zuiko Digital 17mm f/2.8 from Olympus is a wide-angle pancake lens for Olympus PEN and other cameras using the Micro Four Thirds format. It has a wide angle 17mm focal length (equivalent to 34mm on a 35mm camera) for shooting everything from landscapes and portraits to close-ups with outstanding image quality. This lens is so compact, only 0.87" (22mm) long, that with the camera attached you can carry it in a handbag, purse, and even a coat pocket.
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Olympus 17mm f/2.8 Overview

The M.Zuiko Digital 17mm f/2.8 from Olympus is a wide-angle pancake lens for Olympus PEN and other cameras using the Micro Four Thirds format. It has a wide angle 17mm focal length (equivalent to 34mm on a 35mm camera) for shooting everything from landscapes and portraits to close-ups with outstanding image quality. This lens is so compact, only 0.87" (22mm) long, that with the camera attached you can carry it in a handbag, purse, and even a coat pocket.

Olympus 17mm f/2.8 Specs

Lens MountMicro Four Thirds
Angle of View65°
Minimum Focus Distance7.87" / 19.99 cm
Maximum Magnification0.11x
Optical Design6 Elements in 4 Groups
Diaphragm Blades5
Dimensions (ø x L)2.24 x 0.87" / 56.9 x 22.1 mm
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.3 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)3.5 x 3.4 x 3.3"

Olympus 17mm f/2.8 Reviews

Great lens for Blackmagic studio cameras!

By M
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2017-10-03

Great lens for the Blackmagic Studio camera if you want to use a LANC controller. Zoom and focus are both very smooth. You may want to consider a lens with more zoom if you are father away from your subject though.

My go-to lens

By Steve
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2016-12-08

This is the lens I use for 80 or 90% of my images with Olympus OM-D cameras. I know that prime lenses may give technically better results, but I use 4/3 format because it's small and light to carry in the tropics, and with this lens I have been able to get images that blow up great.

Great, affordable prime / pancake lens

By D'OD
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2016-09-24

I got this to go with my new olympus om-d e-m10 mark ii. As a package deal I got the lens at a discounted price, so considered it a good value. This is my main lens for the Olympus and the two make for a truly compact camera.

PinHole

By PInGuy
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2016-09-07

Ok so this is a variation on pin hole photography and is simple and kind of funky. Actually like it just for the simplicity and art factor. Sure it's not like a real lens but more of a throw back to the 19th century. Kinda Campy.

Broken after a few uses

By luke
Rated 1 out of 5
Date: 2017-06-06

The lens broke after just a few uses. Refused to connect to my camera and Olympus refuses to repair it even though they claim they have 'world-wide warranty'. Not happy! I complete waste of money.

Very good

By Eran
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2017-04-02

Build quality is very good, images are sharp and it's macro capabilities makes this lens a winner.

Nice lens for the price

By Christopher
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2016-12-27

Glass appears clear with no aberrations when looking at images up close. Nice low cost lens. I will have to use it more in other situations to be sure but I don't see any reason for anyone to avoid this lens because of the low cost.

A Regretted Purchase

By Anonymous
Rated 2 out of 5
Date: 2016-12-08

Not sure, I seem to be in the minority, but I hate this cap lens, lol. Every photo I took, no matter what settings or conditions were present, turned out extremely disappointing - dull, out of focus, and smeary. I had started to return it, but realized I discarded the packaging already, so I'm stuck with it. I do regret the purchase, but many other people seem to be happy with it.

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Asked by: Fernando d.
I've never tried it with a LANC controller but I have been able to control both those parameters remotely without touching the lens. I imagine as long as the camera is compatible it will work.
Answered by: Evan P.
Date published: 2018-08-28

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Is this an internal zoom?
Asked by: Jacob
No. Lens extends and retracts when zooming.
Answered by: fred a.
Date published: 2018-08-28

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When this lens is in M-Zoom (manual zoom) mode is that a mechanically-coupled purely physical zoom or is it an electronic assist or simulation whereby twisting the zoom ring drives the electronic zoom ?... i.e. does pulling the zoom ring to M-Zoom engage a physical clutch to directly drive the lens or does it trip an electronic switch to drive the EZ system in an assisted or simulated way?
Asked by: David F.
Hi, yes I've had this lens for almost a year, camera & lens delivered less the 24hrs. before my trip to France. This lens gives me a lot of flexibility, I really don't care much for the auto zoom cameras, so this lens turned out perfect for manual zooming. I was, believe it or not really impressed with the auto zoom capabilities as well, but manual was my main focus. The user has total control (no electronic control, until you reengage back to E-zoom) the larger ring for zooming and the smaller ring allows for fine focusing, all manually. The lens is versatile, quick, responsive and tough, sense I travelled everywhere with it by Plane, Train, Automobile and Cycling thought the Loire Valley over the shoulder and it bouncing around everywhere. I bought the OM-D EM-1 with the 12-50mm, great setup. Enjoy.Carlton
Answered by: CARLTON L W.
Date published: 2018-08-28

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is the lens fully weather sealed ?
Asked by: Anonymous
Yes, the Olympus M.ZUIKO ED 12-50mm f/3.5-6.3 EZ Micro 4/3 Lens is weather sealed.
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Date published: 2018-08-28

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Can I use this lens on a canon?
Asked by: Anonymous
No. You can use on any Olympus or Panasonic Micro 4/3rds camera. Nice lens and compact. I like it even better than I thought I would. Most of my other lenses are single focal length f1.7 low light capable lenses.
Answered by: Charles B. V.
Date published: 2018-08-28

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Does this lens work with Fuji x pro?
Asked by: Anonymous
no. fuji has a different lens configuration. this lens is good for olympus and panasonic micro two thirds cameras.
Answered by: John H.
Date published: 2018-08-28

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Is this lense compatible with Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark II Micro Four Thirds Digital Camera?
Asked by: Kevin L.
yes - I use it on the e-m10 ii
Answered by: Susan N.
Date published: 2018-08-28

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Does IS work on this lens when mated with the BMPCC?
Asked by: Danny
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Date published: 2018-08-28
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