Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 17mm f/1.8 Hands-On Photos

September 17, 2012 | Zoltan Arva-Toth | Lenses, Photokina 2012 | 9 Comments | |
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At the Photokina trade show held in Cologne, Germany, we had an opportunity to lay our hands on a prototype M.Zuiko Digital ED 17mm f/1.8 lens. This is an interesting moderate wide-angle lens that features both a distance scale and DoF marks, making it suitable for zone focusing, much like the existing (but considerably wider) 12mm f/2 lens. In order to show you what the M.Zuiko Digital ED 17mm f/1.8 “street photography lens” looks like in the flesh, we have compiled a hands-on gallery of 22 images.

22 hands-on photos of the M.Zuiko Digital ED 17mm f/1.8 lens prototype.

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#1 John

O my god, this thing looks nice! I want one now!

1:05 pm - Friday, October 5, 2012

#2 JT

Want. In. BLACK!

5:26 am - Saturday, October 13, 2012

#3 Me

Why not have black? I want black

4:05 pm - Saturday, October 13, 2012

#4 Number Four

No, I need a silver one, give me a silver one now! Wait, I want both. A silver and a black one. I have two EM-5's, a silver and a black one. God, this lens looks great. If it's sharp enough at f/1.8 I'll sell my girlfriend for it.

7:58 pm - Saturday, October 20, 2012

#5 Magumba Aleha

I'll buy your girlfriend.

6:02 am - Friday, October 26, 2012

#6 carpomares

This is not a pancake, isn't it? Dimensions?


3:06 pm - Tuesday, November 6, 2012

#7 Salahedin

No, it's not a pancake, it's a lens and I want one right now! Olympus, start building these lenses now please. I already sold my mom and two of my best friends for it.

7:01 am - Wednesday, November 7, 2012

#8 Mick

Well, the excitement is all gone after reading various reviews on the net. My god, this is a bad lens! And it's extremely expensive too. I'll wait a couple of years for a better 17mm. Maybe Panasonic will give us what we need some day.

7:02 pm - Monday, December 17, 2012

#9 NoaB

Well, it's not completely useless, but it surely is a big disappointment for all the people that waited patiently for a good 35mm equivalent. It has almost nothing over the slow focussing and ancient Panasonic 20mm. If I had to choose though, I’d pick the Olympus 17mm f/1.8, but it’s not a slam dunk for Olympus.

8:19 am - Tuesday, December 18, 2012