Review Lens: Olympus M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 17mm F1.2 PRO

Lens Overview - Olympus M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 17mm F1.2

Pairing a sophisticated optical design with an exceptionally bright maximum aperture, the M.Zuiko Digital ED 17mm f/1.2 PRO from Olympus is a versatile wide-angle, 34mm-equivalent prime for Micro Four Thirds mirrorless cameras. The lens's calling card is its fast f/1.2 maximum aperture, which suits working in difficult lighting conditions and avails greater control over depth of field. Also, a complex 15 elements, 11 groups construction combines extra-low dispersion, aspherical, and high refractive index elements to significantly reduce both chromatic and spherical aberrations for notable image clarity, sharpness, and color accuracy. A nine-blade aperture is featured as well, to achieve a smooth bokeh quality when working with shallow depth of field techniques, and a Z Coating Nano has been applied to individual elements to limit flare and ghosting for improved contrast.

Beyond the imaging assets, the lens' physical design is characterized by a weather-sealed construction to benefit working in harsh climates. It also features a Movie & Still Compatible (MSC) autofocus system for smooth, quiet, and fast focusing performance that is suitable to both stills and video recording. A manual focus clutch permits quick switching to MF control and a printed depth of field scale is also featured on the lens barrel for pre-focusing and hyper focal focusing techniques.

Standard wide-angle 17mm lens is designed for Micro Four Thirds mirrorless cameras and provides a 34mm equivalent focal length.
Exceptionally fast f/1.2 maximum aperture supports working in difficult lighting conditions and affords extensive control over depth of field for selective focus techniques.
The intricate optical design employs one Super Extra-Low Dispersion element, three extra-low dispersion elements, one Extra-Low Dispersion Dual-Sided Aspherical element, one Extra-Low Dispersion Aspherical element, one Super High Refractive Index element, and one aspherical element, which all work in concert to control chromatic and spherical aberrations for improved clarity, reduced color fringing, and enhanced sharpness.
A Z Coating Nano has been applied to individual lens elements to noticeably reduce surface reflections and prevent lens flare and ghosting for improved contrast and color neutrality in strong lighting conditions.
An MSC autofocus system, along with an internal focusing design, provides quick, quiet, and precise focusing performance to benefit both still photo shooting and movie recording. Additionally, an MF clutch is used for fast changing to manual focus for more precise control.
Programmable L-Fn (lens function) button for easily accessible settings adjustment.
Weather-sealed construction guards the lens against dust, moisture, and freezing temperatures for working in harsh environments.
Rounded nine-blade diaphragm contributes to a pleasing bokeh quality.
UPC: 050332191808

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Focal Length17mm (35mm Equivalent Focal Length: 34mm)
Maximum Aperturef/1.2
Minimum Aperturef/16
Lens MountMicro Four Thirds
Format CompatibilityMicro Four Thirds
Angle of View65°
Minimum Focus Distance7.87" / 20 cm
Maximum Magnification0.15x
Optical Design15 Elements in 11 Groups
Diaphragm Blades9, Rounded
Focus TypeAutofocus
Image StabilizationNone
Filter Size62 mm (Front)
Dimensions (ø x L)2.69 x 3.43" / 68.2 x 87 mm
Weight13.76 oz / 390 g

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Olympus M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 45mm F1.2 PRO $780 $1200 2017Olympus Medium
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Canon EF 85mm f/1.2L II USM $1215 $1869 2006Canon Medium - Telephoto
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Voigtlander 35mm F1.2 Nokton Leica Save 30% 2011Voigtlander Wide - Medium
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Canon RF 85mm F1.2L USM DS Save 30% 2019Canon Medium - Telephoto
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Samyang 50mm F1.2 AS UMC CS Fujifilm X $357 $549 2015Samyang Medium
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Voigtlander Nokton 50mm F1.2 Aspherical Leica M $689 $1060 2018Voigtlander Medium
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Olympus M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 25mm F1.2 PRO $779 $1199 2016Olympus Wide
Hybrid
14 MP
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0.2
15.27
Canon RF 50mm f/1.2L USM $1495 $2300 2018Canon Medium
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22 MP
-2.2
0.2
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Fujifilm FUJINON XF 56mm F1.2 R APD $975 $1500 2014Fujifilm Medium
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Voigtlander Nokton 40mm F1.2 Aspherical Sony FE $715 $1100 2017Voigtlander Medium
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Mitakon Speedmaster 85mm f/1.2 Sony $519 $799 2015Mitakon Medium - Telephoto
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Nikon 1 NIKKOR 32mm f/1.2 $585 $900 2012Nikon Wide
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Samyang 50mm F1.2 AS UMC CS Canon M $357 $549 2015Samyang Medium
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Panasonic Leica DG Nocticron 42.5mm F1.2 ASPH $1040 $1600 2014Panasonic Medium
Hybrid
16 MP
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0.3
18.17

Lens Technical

Olympus M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 17mm F1.2 PROCanon RF 85mm F1.2L USMSamyang XP 50mm F1.2 Canon
Name Olympus M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 17mm F1.2 PROCanon RF 85mm F1.2L USMSamyang XP 50mm F1.2 Canon
Max Aperture At Min Focal f/1.2f/1.2f/1.2
Year 201720192018
Mount Type Micro 4/3Canon RFCanon EF
Lens Type Lens SuperwideLens Medium,lens TelephotoLens Medium
Auto Focus NoNoNo
Price $1200$2700$950
Lens Zoom PrimePrimePrime
Lens Range 178550
Zoom Factor 111
Weight 1lb1lb1lb
Macro NoNoNo
Launch Date Oct. 2017Feb. 2019Feb. 2018
Brand OlympusCanonSamyang


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