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Olympus M.Zuiko Digital 17mm f/1.8
9.2 out of 10

Olympus M.Zuiko Digital 17mm f/1.8

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Overall 6
6.0

Not very sharp, not contrasty enough.

Traveling Matt, B&H Photo
3 weeks ago
  • Excerpt: I bought this as an attempt at a fast 35mm equivalent lens for m43 but never fell in love with it. In fact, I can't wait to get rid of it. Yes, it's a sexy looking lightweight little pancake of a lens and feels well constructed, and that's all fine and well, but it just didn't deliver the image quality I was looking for when mounted on my OM-D E-M1.
  • Pros: Lightweight, Strong Construction
  • Cons: Lacks Contrast
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Overall 8
8.0

Styllish, Great Performer, No Hood

Jim, B&H Photo
3 weeks ago
  • Excerpt: I purchased the lens to use with my street and landscape photography. I wanted a smaller less professional looking lens for my street photography and a sharper and lighter weight lens for my landscape photography. I was not disappointed.
  • Pros: Doesn't Intimidate People, Fast focus, Focuses at short distance, Good in low light, Stylish Looking, Takes Up Little In Bag, Very Lite Weight, Very sharp images
  • Cons: No lens hood included, Some chromatic aberration
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Overall 8
8.0

Great upgrade over kit lens!

Adorama
8 March 2015
  • Excerpt: I had been looking for a fast prime lens for my E-M10 since the kit lens wasn't that great in low-light situations. After considering this lens, a few others from Olympus, and a couple from Panasonic/Leica I came to the conclusion that the 17mm was the lens for me. There's lots of chatter online about how some of the Panasonic/Leica lenses are sharper wide open than this lens is, but I was willing to give up a little bit of sharpness for faster AF.
  • Pros: Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight
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Overall 10
10

Love the aperture

halo34me777, B&H Photo
2 March 2015
  • Excerpt: The 1.8 stops is great for the price. Electronic lens is so easy to use.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Strong Construction
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Overall 10
10

Great first prime lens

LA, B&H Photo
25 February 2015
  • Excerpt: When I took the plunge and bought my OM-D E-M10 I decided to get this lens because I wanted better IQ than a kit zoom. I was debating between the 25mm and the 17mm and decided on this lens. It was a compromise between a wide angle and a so called normal lens. I don't regret my decision at all. It is sharp and contrasty. The colors pop and the large maximum aperture can get some nice bokeh effects even with the mft size sensor.
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Overall 10
10

Clear, sharp, premium lens

Justin, B&H Photo
28 January 2015
  • Excerpt: This is a very nice fast prime lens. On a BMPCC, it's about a 50mm equivalent, which is great for a natural field of view and perspective. It seems to be very sharp, and can produce some nice bokeh. The construction seems very durable. It's not a pancake lens, but it's also not too big or heavy either.
  • Pros: Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Lightweight, Nice Bokeh, Strong Construction
  • Cons: No Hood
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Overall 10
10

Five Stars

Morgan Laney, Amazon
20 January 2015
Overall 10
10

I have been very satisfied with the results

isaac lichtenstein, Amazon
7 January 2015
  • Summary: Performing very well. I've been using for about a month with my OMD-EM5. I find it works excellently in low light, I have been using it as an all purpose lens, everything from landscapes to street photography and portraits. I have been very satisfied with the results.
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Overall 10
10

Last superb pictures are from the Northern Lights - I am not a profi photographer so I am extremely happy with the lenses

FP, Amazon
4 January 2015
  • Summary: I will buy it any time again. Last superb pictures are from the Northern Lights - I am not a profi photographer so I am extremely happy with the lenses. Plus, super fast delivery from South Korea to Europe in Germany.
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Overall 10
10

Excellent quality

Thomas Ryan, Amazon
3 January 2015
  • Summary: This is one sweet lense. This one stays on the camera. These photos are not edited at all except for the dog pic being cropped.
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