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

Olympus M. Zuiko Digital 17mm F2.8 Pancake

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Overall 8
8.0

underrated lens!

JRG SHOOTER, B&H Photo
9 December 2014
  • Excerpt: Nice, handy, and very mobile little lens, Oly's first offering in m43. Overshadowed by the Pany 20mm, it has nevertheless held its own and delivers equally great results. The only big con is that it's useless for video (very noisy).
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Strong Construction
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Overall 8
8.0

Great Lens that is often criticized for being slow

Shawn C., Amazon
16 September 2014
  • Summary: I picked this lens up as a bundle with Pen E-P1 camera. I had my skepticism as I read many reviews that talk negative about this lens on the web. Well, it proves that you can't judge something until you use it yourself. I really like this lens.
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Overall 8
8.0

Excellent

rcorrea, B&H Photo
15 September 2014
Overall 8
8.0

Travel lens

tedolph, Amazon
17 June 2014
  • Summary: At the current below $200.00 price this is an excellent lens for use on a small micro 4/3 body as part of a light weight travel set up. With this and a 40mm or 50mm prime lens you will have everything you need for out door travel photography.
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Overall 8
8.0

Older design holding up

Theo, B&H Photo
20 May 2014
  • Excerpt: The 14-42 IIR kit zoom is too bulky for a jacket pocket; therefore I bought this 17 f2.8 for my E-PM2 for lightweight daily carry. This prime lens fits fine in my pocket as planned. As this stage of its life, it is being sold at a discount at most places and even cheaper bought second hand.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Easily Interchangeable, Lightweight, Nice Bokeh, Sharper Than Kit Lens
  • Cons: Slow Focus
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Overall 8
8.0

Great quality, fast focus

Mike in Dover, B&H Photo
30 April 2013
  • Excerpt: I have the lens on a E-P3 and it works great. Build quality is excellent, it is very flat and makes the P3 a pocket camera. I like prime lenses. I also have a 12 mm f2.0. The cool thing about the scale of these m4/3 cameras and lenses is that it is practical to haul around the camera and several...
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Rugged, Strong Construction
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Overall 8
8.0

Darn tootin' wee optic

Peter, olympusamerica.com
1 January 2013
  • Summary: I was forced to buy my E-P3 with a kit lens since it was not sold as body only, so I choose the E-P3 and 17 2.8. This is a tiny and flat lens, hence the term "pancake." Hot dang, it's a fine little optic: perfect walkaround angle of view and easy to slip in a pocket or messenger bag.
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Overall 8
8.0

Syrup Smooth Pancake

AitAoMR, B&H Photo
30 August 2012
  • Excerpt: This is a very useful lens. It's so compact I can attach it to my OM-D EM-5 and drop it in my front pants pocket. Autofocus is fast and smooth. It's made of a light weight plastic but the build is solid.
  • Pros: Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Super Compact
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Overall 8
8.0

Great lens for everyday use, best value.

joahantucson, Ebay
28 June 2012
  • Summary: I bought this lens for my Olympus EP-2. I mainly use old Minolta manual focus lenses, but I wanted to have a small compact lens. This is lens is perfect for everyday shooting. The size of the lens makes the camera almost pocketable.
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Overall 8
8.0

Good, but...

zwag, olympusamerica.com
26 February 2012
  • Summary: If I could have given this lens 3 1/2 stars, I would have. It does have some things going for it: useful focal length good bokeh pretty sharp in the center But it also has some things going against it: horrendous CA (this cannot be overstated) beyond the center, sharpness is not good 2.8 is okay,...
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