The Olympus M.ZUIKO DIGITAL 17mm f/1.8 lens will be officially announced in few hours. The price of the lens is expected to be €499 (around $600), the lens hood will cost €60 ($70). Some more sample images can be found here.
Features of the M.ZUIKO DIGITAL 17mm f/1.8 lens taken from Olympus website:
- High-performance lens with large f/1.8 aperture, in a compact body.
- High-quality metallic outer finish instills pride of ownership.
- Snapshot focusing mechanism with proven performance that is highly acclaimed with the M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 12mm f2.0.
- MSC (Movie & Still Compatible) mechanism for fast, quiet autofocusing.