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Olympus M. Zuiko Digital 17mm F2.8 Pancake
8.6 out of 10

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...
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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 Review

What Digital Camera
6 April 2010
  • Summary: This is a slightly disappointing curve but the results are impressive across the most-used apertures given the wide angle-of-view offered
  • Pros: Ultra wide-angle view
  • Cons: Very high price
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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...
  • 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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Overall 6
6.3
Value for money 7
7.0
Overall quality 5
5.0
Build quality 7
7.0

Olympus M.Zuiko 17mm f/2.8 Pancake - Review / Test Report

photozone.de
22 July 2012
  • Conclusion: The Olympus M.Zuiko 17mm f/2.8 is a lovely little lens but unfortunately it does disappoint regarding its optical capabilities. You expect a top notch performance from a prime lens but the Zuiko isn't perfectly sharp neither at max.
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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.
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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.
  • 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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