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Olympus M. Zuiko Digital 17mm F2.8 Pancake

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REVIEW: Olympus M.Zuiko Digital 17mm f/2.8 Pancake Lens Review

photodo
19 May 2011
  • Excerpt: This compact pancake lens sports a fast f/2.8 maximum aperture and is compatible with all Micro Four Thirds cameras. The isn't equipped with in lens stabilisation ,which is typical for pancake lenses, but Olympus camera owners will be able to take advantage of their camera's in-body stabilisation system.
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Overall 9
8.7
Design 9
9.0
Value for money 9
8.5
Features 8
8.0
Performance 9
8.5
Picture quality 10
9.5

Olympus 17mm f/2.8

What Digital Camera
17 April 2010
  • Excerpt: A 17mm wide angle Micro Four Thirds lens from Olympus
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Overall 8
8.0

Olympus M.Zuiko Digital 17mm f2.8 Pancake

digicambuyer.co.uk
21 January 2013
  • Conclusion: It doesn’t feel and handle quite like a classic pancake lens, but the Olympus 17mm f2.8 makes up for it with its slim line design, light weight and high resolution.
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Overall 7
7.0

Olympus M.Zuiko Digital 17mm f/2.8 Pancake Lens

ePHOTOzine
3 September 2012
  • Excerpt: This compact pancake lens sports a fast f/2.8 maximum aperture and is compatible with all Micro Four Thirds cameras. The isn't equipped with in lens stabilisation ,which is typical for pancake lenses, but Olympus camera owners will be able to take advantage of their camera's in-body stabilisation system.
  • Pros: Very good sharpness overall, Good build quality, Lightweight, Compact, Reasonably priced
  • Cons: High levels of barrel distortion, High levels of CA
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Olympus M.ZUIKO Digital 17mm f/2.8

PhotographyBLOG
8 May 2011
  • Excerpt: With the lens attached to an Olympus E-P2 camera body, focusing is fairly quick but by no means instantaneous. As long as you are photographing still or slowly moving subjects, you will find the focusing speed entirely adequate. Note: given that Micro Four Thirds cameras use contrast-detect autofocus, whose speed also depends on their sensors' read-out speed, the lens may perform better on a different or future MFT body.
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M.Zuiko Digital 17 mm f/2.8

LensTip.com
9 July 2009
  • Conclusion: Looking at the above list of pros and cons, you can see that the latter are quite a number. I guess it’s inevitable. You just can’t make a lens of these dimensions, these parameters that is free of aberrations. Alright, alright… Let’s say you can. Leica would probably do it, but then we’d have to pay not 300$ but 10 times more.
  • Cons: chromatic aberration going from medium to large with stopping down,, very large distortion,, coma visible at the maximum aperture,, working against bright light could be better,, noticeable vignetting at the maximum aperture.
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