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Olympus M.Zuiko Digital 17mm f/1.8

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Reviews and Problems with Olympus M.Zuiko Digital 17mm f/1.8

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Current go-to lens for my O-MD

Frank G., Amazon
7 days ago
  • Summary: I purchased this Olympus M. Zuiko 17mm f1.8 lens as an upgrade to my 17mm f2.8 that I had for a year for my Olympus E-M5. The build quality is outstanding from its metal body to the smoothness of the auto-manual focus ring. Overall dimensions and weight are more than the f2.8. However, its performance far exceeds the trade-off in size. The bokeh is much smoother and the resultant pictures have better color rendition.
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Overall 10
10

A Great Street and Travel Lens

Bill, B&H Photo
2 weeks ago
  • Excerpt: This is a wonderful lens. It looks like a smaller version of my Olympus 12mm f2.0. It has a metal body and is very well built. I use this lens on my Olympus OM-D E-M10 and the autofocus is blazing fast and highly accurate. I think the image quality is excellent. The 17mm focal length is the equivalent of the classic 35mm lens, favored among many street shooters.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Rugged, Strong Construction
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Overall 10
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This lens never comes off. I also own the ...

Zoey, Amazon
4 weeks ago
  • Summary: This lens never comes off. I also own the 12mm and 45mm but this is my go to every day lens. I use my camera in casual social settings.
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Overall 10
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Hard to get out if focus

Paul, B&H Photo
16 September 2014
  • Excerpt: I bought this for use with the black magic pocket camera. It brought in a lot of light and seemed to keep my subjects in focus
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Overall 10
10

A fantastic all around lens

Omer Terrason, Amazon
12 September 2014
  • Summary: I bought this lens after I had been using the M.Zuiko 12-40mm f/2.8 Pro. The primary impetus was the focus clutch that this lens had. Unfortunately, the clutch does not engage peaking or magnification, like the 12-40mm f/2.8 does. Though that was a bummer but I like this lens for it is and still have it. I also purchased the Olympus VF-1 optical viewfinder that has the same angle of view as the older M.Zuiko 17mm /2.8 (pancake.
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Overall 10
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Exceeded my expectations; perfect for the bmpcc

seanlouis2012, Ebay
11 September 2014
  • Summary: This lens exceeded my highest standards, I knew it was going to be a good lens but I had no idea it would be this amazing. I bought this for use with my Black Magic Pocket Cinema Camera. The images are sharp and with the new firmware update I am able to control the aperture by using the buttons on the back of the camera. The auto focus is extremely fast and usually accurate if the subject isn't to dark. Another plus was the crop isn't so bad using this 17mm.
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Overall 10
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Fantastic lens. Great build quality

Chris Randall "crandall1", Amazon
21 August 2014
  • Summary: Fantastic lens. Great build quality, sharp as a tack, really nice bloomy colors, and the fastest autofocus you're likely to come across. I use it on an OMD EM5, and since I bought it, I haven't used any other glass. (And I have a ton.) I will say that the field of view is on the wide side for everyday photography; I'm considering getting the 25mm f1.8 as well just to narrow things down. But I'm in no hurry. This is, in my opinion, a must-buy for M43 photography.
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Excellent Starter

Iron_Mosquito, B&H Photo
14 August 2014
  • Excerpt: I recently purchased a MFT system. I bought this lens first so I had a fast, semi-wide angle, general purpose lens. The metal construction is pretty solid yet light. The fast aperture allows for acceptable bokeh and low-light performance. The bokeh and sharpness aren't worth drooling over but focus is quick and sharp. At under $500 this is perfectly acceptable and worth more I believe.
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Excellent lens for both indoor and landscape shots

Rick M., Amazon
30 July 2014
  • Summary: I vote with all the other 5-star reviewers. This is a excellent everyday lens for indoor and landscape shots. I originally purchased a Panasonic Lumix 25mm f1.4 for everyday use. No question that is a excellent lens but I just found that I was always too close to my subject to get the framing that I wanted when indoors. The 8mm difference between the 25mm and 17mm makes framing indoor shots much more manageable. The loss in low light performance is worth the trade off.
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Five Stars

Wayne L. Perryman, Amazon
28 July 2014
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