Olympus M.ZUIKO Digital 17mm f/2.8 Review

March 15, 2011 | Zoltan Arva-Toth | |

Review Roundup

Reviews of the Olympus M.ZUIKO Digital 17mm f/2.8 from around the web.

lenstip.com »

The long-awaited moment of the premiere of the first Micro 4/3 Olympus camera finally came. Olympus didn’t fall short of all the expectations and with E-P1 gave something everyone had waited for, a “pancake” lens which perfectly fits the idea of the whole system. Apart from the kit 14-42 lens we therefore saw a beautiful collector’s item – a small M.Zuiko Digital 17 mm f/2.8.
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photozone.de »

The Olympus M.Zuiko 17mm f/2.8 is another pancake lens available for micro-four-thirds system cameras. The lens is either sold as part of a camera kit with the Olympus E-P1 or separately for about 260€/300US$. Its field-of-view is equivalent to about 34mm in full format terms so it's a moderate wide-angle. Typical applications include landscape or street photography.
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slrgear.com »

One of the smallest lenses we've had in the lab, the tiny 17mm ƒ/2.8 pancake lens weighs in at just 71 grams (2.5 oz). Introduced in June 2009 with the E-P1 micro four-thirds mount camera, the lens provides an equivalent field of view of 35mm (taking into account the camera's 2x ''crop factor'').
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