The SLR Magic 17mm lens is standard wide angle lens ideal for general photography and cinematography. Extremely fast T1.6 lens offering a 17mm focal length (34mm, 35mm format equivalency) and is exclusively designed for the Micro Four Thirds mount. Currently supported by Olympus, Panasonic and Black Magic system cameras. It offers superior sharpness even in low light situations. The 17mm T1.6 is particularly well-suited for street and architectural photography. Cinematographers will love this lens too!
The solid metal construction houses ten aperture blades giving a beautiful bokeh and a "de-clicked" aperture control (aperture measured in T-stops and this is the actual available light measurement.). The aperture can therefore be set step-lessly and silently, which allows soft transitions in luminance. That way there is less post-processing after shooting. 1/3 stops can be used also.
Reviewed by 2 customers
For the price, this lens is perfect for a 50mm full frame equivalent on the BMPCC. Seems sharp enough, super close minimum focusing distance, nice bright aperture and pretty bokeh. Highly recommended.
This is a beautifully built, fast lens with a lot of character. It's not the sharpest lens -- in fact it's actually a little soft, but it has a very pleasing image that is very cinematic. It reminds of older Angenieux lens, a little low contrast, rather prone to flare (in an interesting way). Not for everybody, and if you value razor sharpness over all else this is the best choice, but I like it.