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Lens TypeWide Angle
Compatible MountingsMicro Four Thirds
Camera Lens Description17 millimetres
Maximum Focal Length17

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Compact, discreet pancake-type lens. Fast f/2.8 aperture, great for low-light shooting. Wide-angle field of view, great for landscapes or street shooting.


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Revainrating 5 out of 5

One of the best deals, glad I bought this.

Sample photos with this lens: http://fotki. With its pros: A good, light, nimble "pancake-fix" with which the camera (Olympus E-PEN 1) Works well in backlight and macro photography, despite the fact that focusing from 20 centimeters. Cons below: small lid, Less aperture than the "competitor" 20 / 1.7

Revainrating 5 out of 5

Firmly! 35mm equivalent

Extra thin profile. Solid feeling. When bought used, the product was in excellent condition. I only took a few shots but look forward to street photos on my next trip.

  • Complete set
  • Definitely a bad product

Revainrating 4 out of 5

I got this from A&R photo

I got this lens for my Panasonic GM-1. At first this lens was underestimated on the internet but once I received it I tested it, this lens delivers very sharp images. I personally find the control and rotation of the lens quite pleasant. Although it's a bit noisy when autofocusing, it does a good job. If you are a student and don't have the budget for f1.7 I would recommend this. A&R photo kindly provides a lens hood and all necessary accessories. which I give 5 stars for good service.

  • . Always liked it
  • Mostly ok but...

Revainrating 5 out of 5

Great lens for spontaneous shooting

This is a pancake lens at a very reasonable price. For the type of photos I take, this is really good. It is good for street scenes, street markets and group photos of friends. I didn't see any distortion on the edges of my photos. It's comfortable and light. I connect it to E-PL1. I like the size and weight of this lens for the compact E-PL1. If you're thinking about switching to Micro Four Thirds with interchangeable lenses and can choose a lens for it, go for this one. My only complaint is…

  • Big selection
  • Bad set

Revainrating 5 out of 5

Perfect for my needs

I'm a passionate amateur photographer who travels regularly (and hates seeing other amateurs with thousands of settings they definitely can't use) so I know that many more experienced people don't like this lens but I prefer it. Portability and versatility are very important to me, so this lens on my E-M5 is perfect for me. It captures beautiful landscape, good portraiture, great street scenes, focuses quickly and the whole setup is large enough to feel massive, yet quite small and light. It's…

  • Like everyone so far
  • Have doubts

Olympus M.Zuiko 17mm f/2.8 Micro ED Digital Zoom Lens (Black) for PEN Micro 4/3 E Cameras -P1, E -P2, E-P3, E-PL1, E-PL2, E-PL3, E-PM1 I first bought an Olympus Pen E-PL2 which came with a 14-42mm variable lens. As I was no longer able to use this lens and was not thrilled because it accidentally damaged and had to be removed and removed by hand, I replaced the 14-42mm lens with this 17mm fixed lens. Wow. ! ***** The 17mm lens was a treat. If it focuses quickly and correctly. It also focuses…

  • Enjoyable
  • Volume

Revainrating 2 out of 5

Looks great on camera

I used to have this lens (my first prime when I switched to mtf). I was hoping that there wouldn't be as many problems with the new cameras (and there are). When focusing, hunting takes a lot of time. Absolutely unsuitable for video in continuous focus mode (noisy and slow focus). However, all of this suggests that the image quality (after focusing) is really good. If you're willing to wait to focus (or focus manually) you won't be disappointed with the image quality for photos. Manual focus…

  • Free for educational purposes
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Revainrating 4 out of 5

Great travel lens

I was tossing and turning between the Panasonic 20mm and 14mm when I saw this used lens on sale for only $130. I could not resist. Then I found a VF-1 optical viewfinder in Crutchfield for $29 - even better. With both installed on my Olympus E-PL1, not only does it look like an early Leica camera with a rangefinder, it's just as quick and easy to use as a Leica. Actually faster, since Oly offers auto exposure and auto focus. My favorite lens in my Nikon DSLR days was the 35mm f/2.0 and this…

  • Happy so far
  • Some issues

This lens is too often criticized by many reviewers. And yes, some of the arguments they make are correct, like the noisy autofocus motor and not very good optical performance. Because of this, many people just skip it to get a 17mm f/1.8 without even checking it carefully. I beg to differ. And I hope this review gives this lens the chance it deserves. == Background ==1. I have owned and used this lens for about 2 years. Camera bodies I have worked with include the Olympus E-M10, E-M1, E-M5 Mk…

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  • No paint required

Revainrating 5 out of 5

The perfect purchase for me, exactly what I was looking for!

I use about 3 months. The olympus pen pl is very compact and handy. A protective filter is supplied instead of a cover. The quality of mechanics and electronics is good. Fast and autofocus. Quite sharp with open at close distances (portrait). Well, the landscape, the architecture on the cover is normal for me. Metal mount (probably). There is enough aperture even indoors at iso 200-600, depending on the light of course. The stabilizer in the carcass really works in tandem with the lens.

  • Compact, simple and convenient. The quality of mechanics and electronics is good. Fast and autofocus. Quite sharp with open at close distances (portrait). The price in the secondary market is about 100 green
  • Aperture would be a little more than the type on F2. Execution China)) Although this is no longer an indicator)) We'll see the rest, time will tell on work)))

Revainrating 5 out of 5

Just super, the product is made wonderfully, very satisfied.

I have owned it for 3 years. It was bought in Pattaya. It is practically a regular lens on rm1. A good focal point. It is sharp in the open both in the center and along the edges (in a ravine!) In a jeep, the edges are washed away due to software correction of distortions. It helps a lot on trips, because it takes up little space. And in winter, for pm1 + 17 2.8, there is simply no alternative. fits easily into a jacket pocket. Quite decent glass for the price.

  • Small, compact, sharp. Complete with pm 1, it gives decent results for pictures and videos at pocket sizes (soapy). Aperture 2.8 is enough for almost all shooting conditions without a flash.
  • In some cases, autofocus "dulls". When shooting video, autofocus is heard, it refocuses one hundred at a time, due to which the sharpness (floats), and therefore I get by with manual focusing.

Revainrating 3 out of 5

Not exactly the product that I wanted, the price and quality do not match.

I rented a BMPCC with this lens, and at the same time shot it with the GH-1. There is nothing interesting in this lens. You can have it as a universal wide-angle on some GF5, for example, then you get a compact camera that has an angle of view similar to that of a camera in some kind of smartphone, but the pictures will certainly be better. As for a slightly more serious application, I don’t see any particular point in it - the Panasonic 14-42 whale zoom at the same focal length is a little…

  • Price, Size, Weight, focal length. For such a price and size and weight, decent sharpness.
  • From a creative point of view, the lens is about nothing. Yes, technically too.