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OlympusM.Zuiko Digital 17mm f/2.8 Lens for Micro Four Thirds Cameras (Black)
 
4.6

(based on 14 reviews)

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Pros

  • Lightweight (8)
  • Fast / accurate auto-focus (7)
  • Easily interchangeable (5)
  • Nice bokeh (4)
  • Consistent output (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Landscape/scenery (7)
  • Low light (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual photographer (3), Photo enthusiast (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (9)

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5.0

great little lens

By philemon caux

from Montreal

Verified Reviewer

Comments about Olympus M.Zuiko Digital 17mm f/2.8 Lens for Micro Four Thirds Cameras (Black):

compact and very good image quality. i tried more expensive primes from Olympus and this one is as good most of the time.

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(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

nice lens

By lizziesue

from charlotte, n.c.

Verified Buyer

Comments about Olympus M.Zuiko Digital 17mm f/2.8 Lens for Micro Four Thirds Cameras (Black):

takes nice photos but a little hard to attach to camera.

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(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Yes

By Ed

from Newport. VT

About Me Casual Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Consistent Output
  • Easily Interchangeable
  • Fast / accurate auto-focus
  • Lightweight

Cons

  • Slow Focus

Best Uses

  • Landscape/Scenery
  • Weddings/Events

Comments about Olympus M.Zuiko Digital 17mm f/2.8 Lens for Micro Four Thirds Cameras (Black):

This is a great little lens. Good clear pictures and for the price excellent.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

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(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

My go to lens for portability

By Debbie

from South Carolina

Comments about Olympus M.Zuiko Digital 17mm f/2.8 Lens for Micro Four Thirds Cameras (Black):

This lens gets a bad rap online but is capable of taking lovely photos. I am uploading a couple samples shot with the E-PM2.

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(11 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Fantastic lens for the price

By Carl

from Dallas, TX

About Me Pro Photographer

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Fast / accurate auto-focus
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Landscape/Scenery

    Comments about Olympus M.Zuiko Digital 17mm f/2.8 Lens for Micro Four Thirds Cameras (Black):

    Don't let the online "reviewers" scare you away from this lens. It's great for travel and street. Super light and plenty sharp. I use it on my E-P3 with the VF-1 viewfinder for a simple, small and light setup for vacation travel.

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    • No

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    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    An amazing prime lens

    By Howard P.

    from Long Island, NY

    Comments about Olympus M.Zuiko Digital 17mm f/2.8 Lens for Micro Four Thirds Cameras (Black):

    I use this lens with my Oly Pen EP5 - an incredible combo. The lens is a must have. Great all around prime glass. Photos are tack sharp, even in low light. Wonderful for street photography, landscapes and portraits. I keep this glass on my camera all the time, it's my go to lens. I only shoot with primes because of the quality and sharpness. At this price point it's a steal. Don't give it a second thought, you'll love this beauty.

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    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    More for your money honey!

    By Avatarsound

    from Salem

    Comments about Olympus M.Zuiko Digital 17mm f/2.8 Lens for Micro Four Thirds Cameras (Black):

    This little lens is a gem. The price is right and its performance is crisp, bright and rewarding. A quality lens that you should grab, this one is a keeper. Autofocus is swift and true.

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    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    very good use with the Panasonic GH3

    By FIDELIS MOSCA

    from BRAZIL

    About Me Semi-Professional

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Reliable

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Everyday use
      • Home

      Comments about Olympus M.Zuiko Digital 17mm f/2.8 Lens for Micro Four Thirds Cameras (Black):

      USE IN SOCIAL EVENTS AND COMPANIES

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      great little lens

      By etr brony

      from brisbane australia

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easily Interchangeable
      • Lightweight
      • Nice Bokeh

      Cons

      • Tough To Attach

      Best Uses

        Comments about Olympus M.Zuiko Digital 17mm f/2.8 Lens for Micro Four Thirds Cameras (Black):

        nice little lens, cheap, fun and compact lens with auto focus.
        bokeh is ok, focus speed is ok (on em-5), price is great.

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        • No

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        (5 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        i`m rechnically backward...convenience

        By shutterbug doug

        from toronto canada

        About Me Casual Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Consistent Output
        • Durable
        • Easily Interchangeable
        • Fast / accurate auto-focus
        • Lightweight
        • Strong Construction

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Indoors/Low Light
          • Landscape/Scenery

          Comments about Olympus M.Zuiko Digital 17mm f/2.8 Lens for Micro Four Thirds Cameras (Black):

          easy to just carry it in your pocket. great for the street . takes very nice pics in so so light

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          • No

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          (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          This lens is a grand slam

          By Chris the golfer

          from norwalk, ct

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easily Interchangeable
          • Fast / accurate auto-focus
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Indoors/Low Light
            • Landscape/Scenery
            • Macro Photography
            • Night Photography
            • Wildlife Photos

            Comments about Olympus M.Zuiko Digital 17mm f/2.8 Lens for Micro Four Thirds Cameras (Black):

            I use this lens in all kinds of situations. It especially is fabulous in low light circumstances. It makes my Lumix gf3 so small it will fit in my pocket. A definite winner on all counts. A must for everyone.

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            • No

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            (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Nice Compact lens

            By Dean

            from Hollywood, Fl

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Fast / accurate auto-focus
            • Lightweight
            • Nice Bokeh
            • Small

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Indoors/Low Light
              • Landscape/Scenery
              • Night Photography
              • Street photography

              Comments about Olympus M.Zuiko Digital 17mm f/2.8 Lens for Micro Four Thirds Cameras (Black):

              use with my EPM1 and I can but this set up in my pocket. for a pancake this lens is sharp. great lens.

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              • No

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              (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Love it!

              By Indy

              from Cleveland, Ohio

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Consistent Output
              • Durable
              • Easily Interchangeable
              • Fast / accurate auto-focus
              • Lightweight
              • Nice Bokeh
              • Strong Construction

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Indoors/Low Light
                • Landscape/Scenery
                • Video

                Comments about Olympus M.Zuiko Digital 17mm f/2.8 Lens for Micro Four Thirds Cameras (Black):

                Bought it to use with my GH1 and I've been very pleased. It's a nice sharp lens.

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                • No

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                (5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Good thing, small package

                By TRG

                from Ft Lauderdale

                About Me Casual Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                • Lightweight
                • Nice Bokeh
                • Strong Construction

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Indoors/Low Light
                  • Landscape/Scenery

                  Comments about Olympus M.Zuiko Digital 17mm f/2.8 Lens for Micro Four Thirds Cameras (Black):

                  I originally purchased the black 14-42mm E-P2 kit, and have enjoyed using the included lens. But the 17mm 2.8 was beckoning, finally available in matching black! It's tack sharp, nicely made, with great bokeh. Next up, the M. Zuiko telephoto...(!)

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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