Olympus M. Zuiko Digital 17mm f/1.8 Lens - Black - for Micro Four Thirds System


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About Olympus 17mm F/1.8 Mirrorless

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• The M.ZUIKO DIGITAL 17mm f1.8 lens (34mm in 35mm equivalent), is a bright, wide-angle, single-focal-length lens ideal for snapshot street shooting, landscape photography or capturing subjects in challenging low-light environments. This high quality, compact lens features a stunning metal body and a Snapshot Focus mechanism for pan focusing with a distance indicator.

• The M.Zuiko Digital 17mm f1.8 has nine carefully placed lens elements in six groups to deliver sharp images of subjects with beautiful, eye-catching depth offield. The advanced optical system features three aspherical lenses, including aDual Super Aspherical element to correct aberrations, as well as a High Refractive index lens to correct high spherical aberrations.

• Each lens element is polished to an ultra-high level of working precision only possible with the progressive techniques developed by Olympus master craftsmen, and carefully assembled to ensure maximum accuracy and reliability. Olympus' exclusive ZERO (ZUIKO Extra-low Reflection Optical Coating) lens coatings are applied to the elements to reduce lens flare and ghost images even when shooting against the light.

• The Snapshot Focus mechanism lets users easily take spontaneous, blur-free images by shifting the focusing point to a specific distance. Sliding the focus ring back reveals range markings on the lens barrel, including distance and depth of field scales, which can be used as guides as the user adjusts the focaldistance by rotating the ring.

• With a total length of just 1.4 inches, the M.Zuiko Digital 17mm f1.8 is incredibly compact and adds to the rapidly growing lineup of Olympus Micro Four Thirds lenses that enhance the performance and versatility of Olympus OM-D® and PEN® Compact System Cameras. The sophisticated, textured metallic finish projects a stylish, classic look that complements the design of Olympus® compact system cameras.

• Ideal for capturing brilliant still images and high-definition (HD) videos, the lens employs Olympus' proven MSC (Movie & Still Compatible) autofocusing mechanism featuring an inner focus system to drive this single-focal-length lensfor fast and quiet focusing.

• The optional LH-48B Lens Hood and LC-48B Lens Cap are designed exclusively for the M.Zuiko Digital 17mm f1.8 and both are elegant in design with a finely textured metallic outer finish and distinctive, classic appearance. The Olympus VF-1 optical viewfinder, originally developed for use with the M.Zuiko Digital 17mm f2.8 lens, is also compatible with the lens.

The Olympus 17mm F/1.8 Mirrorless is commonly used for Everyday, Travel and more.The Olympus 17mm F/1.8 Mirrorless is most used by customers who consider themselves to be a Enthusiast among others.One reason why the Olympus 17mm F/1.8 Mirrorless is popular is because of its Lightweight

Summary of Customer Reviews

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Lightweight (12),Easy to use (11),Reliable (11),Durable (9)
Best Uses:
Everyday (13),Travel (11),Home (6),Landscape photography (5),Portraits (4),Low light (3),Street photography (3)
Reviewer Profile:
Enthusiast (8),Semi-professional (4)

Olympus 17mm F/1.8 Mirrorless Specifications

Focal Length
17mm (35mm equivalent focal length 34mm)
Compatible with
Olympus PEN Cameras and Micro Four Third Cmmeras
Lens Construction
9 elements in 6 Groups - DSA lens, 2 Aspherical lenses, HR lens
Angle of View
65 degree
Closest Focusing Distance
9.8" / 0.25m
Maximum Image Magnification
0.08x (35mm equivalent Maximum Image Magnification [0.16x])
Minimum Field Size
162x216mm (at Macro mode)
Aperture Range
F1.8 - F22
Filter Size
Diameter 2.26 x 1.4" / 57.5 x 35.5mm
4.2 oz / 120g
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Olympus 17mm F/1.8 Mirrorless Reviews

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Great Walk Around Lens

I waited too long before picking up this prime lens. Excellent optics. I forgot how good a prime lens with large aperture can be and the shooting opportunities that go with it. It is a little larger than the pancake lens but the optical and aperture differences make carrying the little extra weight well worth it. It is an all metal lens and I love the DOF scale. The transaction was done on the Adorama web site and delivery was very quick.

Reviewed by 16 customers


Great upgrade over kit lens!


from Huntsville, AL  -  Photo Enthusiast

I had been looking for a fast prime lens for my E-M10 since the kit lens wasn't that great in low-light situations. After considering this lens, a few others from Olympus, and a couple from Panasonic/Leica I came to the conclusion that the 17mm was the lens for me. There's lots of chatter online about how some of the Panasonic/Leica lenses are sharper wide open than this lens is, but I was willing to give up a little bit of sharpness for faster AF. After all, it won't matter how sharp the image is if you can't capture it! The construction is great too. It's all metal which is a nice surprise these days! The focus ring has a nice mechanical feel to it and snaps between AF and MF very easily. It's almost as compact as the 14-42EZ lens too! What you should take away from this is that this lens is a substantial upgrade over a kit lens, and you'll definitely be happy with it. Overall I'm very happy with the lens and it's the one that stays on my camera most of the time.


Great Walk Around Lens


from Frostbite Falls, MN  -  Casual Photographer

I waited too long before picking up this prime lens. Excellent optics. I forgot how good a prime lens with large aperture can be and the shooting opportunities that go with it. It is a little larger than the pancake lens but the optical and aperture differences make carrying the little extra weight well worth it. It is an all metal lens and I love the DOF scale. The transaction was done on the Adorama web site and delivery was very quick.


Sharp, fast micro-four-thirds prime!


from Minneapolis, MN  -  Professional

Super sharp, quick autofocus, excellent image quality. Solid Metal construction. If you are autofocusing, just make sure to slide the focus ring to forward first.


Great Lens


from Dallas, TX  -  Hobbyist/Enthusiast

I love it. Got it the dat my daughter had B-D party. Great pictures came out - no flash. Used wuth OM-D E-M1.


lens defective


from Lenox, Ma.  -  Semi-Professional

Probably a great lens but after the first time I used it, it wouldn't auto focus. I don't think this is a reflection on the lens generally, just bad luck.


small, light


from Rockville, MD  -  Hobbyist/Enthusiast

Easy to carry, useful f1.8 for low light.


Fast and light choice for a wide normal


from Langley, BC  -  Hobbyist/Enthusiast

Picked this over the venerable 20/1.7 because of its AF speed to capture my kid, and it hasn't disappointed. Focusing is fast and silent; no rattlesnake / aperture chatter; good for both still and video on my E-P5. Would have loved it if it were even smaller and more pancakey. It is not as sharp as the other high-quality Olympus m4/3 primes, but sharp enough. I feel it is about $100 overpriced. Nevertheless, it is my default lens to stay on the camera for casual happy-snaps. I never much liked the 50mm FF view: on a 5D, my default lens was the 35/1.4L, and now this 17/1.8 serves the same purpose for the E-P5. Olympus made a great choice here for a kit lens.


Olympus 17mm f/1.8 = good glass


from Tracy, CA  -  Hobbyist/Enthusiast

I bought this lens for my Olympus OM-D. At 17mm (x2) this lens ends up being a very nice "normal" lens. With f1.8 the pictures of my family are so crisp and sharp. The lens is small, light weight and looks really good on my OM-D, a perfect fit. It focuses fast and sharp. ..just the way I like it. I'm happy so far.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)


Solid, Sharp, and Beautiful


from Emeryville, C.A.  -  Semi-Professional

This lens was a lot better than I expected. When I got the lens I was surprised how well built it was. The silver lens also makes my Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera look beautiful, which is always a plus. After playing around with the lens I found out that it has a focus locking feature, you simply slide the focus ring forward and bam that focus is stuck. I also found that if you want to use the autofocus feature, the lens must be in that position. Overall, I think this is a clean, beautiful, sharp, and down right awesome lens. If you need a lens for the BMPCC then this is a great place to start.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)


What a great prime lens!


from Atlanta, GA  -  Semi-Professional

I can use this prime lens as a standard lens for my Olympus OM-D. Together with the camera body, I have a light, almost pocketable camera that takes really high quality photos. I can continue with available light shooting, both indoors and outdoors with this great lens. The variety of Olympus and other compatible lenses makes the Olympus 4/3s system the one to beat!


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Shopper  What is Snapshot Focus mechanism?
PATRICK K  Pull back on focus ring to disengage the AF to MF.
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MICHAEL L  Yes, this lens will fit on the OLY OM-D without an adapter.

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