Olympus M.ZUIKO DIGITAL 17mm f/1.8 lens announced

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Olympus announced details on the M.ZUIKO DIGITAL 17mm f/1.8 lens that was initially introduced at Photokina. The US price of the lens is $499 and is currently available for pre-order. A nice review and sample images of the new 17mm f/1.8 lens can be found here.

Olympus M.ZUIKO DIGITAL 17mm f/1.8 main specifications and optional accessories:

Mount type Micro Four Thirds System standard
Focal length 17mm
  35mm equivalent   34mm equivalent
Lens construction 9 elements in 6 groups
(DSA elements x1, aspherical element x2, HR element x1 etc)
Angle of view 65°
AF system High Speed Imager AF (MSC)
Closest focusing distance (m) 0.25m
Maximum image magnification 0.08x
35mm equivalent 0.16x equivalent
Maximum field size 162x216mm
Number of blades 7 blades (circular diaphragm)
Maximum aperture f1.8
Minimum aperture f22
Filter size φ46mm
(Max. diameter x overall length)
Weight 120g
Provided accessories Lens cap (LC-46), Lens rear cap (LR-2), Instruction manual, Olympus International Warranty Card

Optional Accessories:

Olympus LH-48B Lens Hood

Olympus LH-48B Lens Hood

Olympus PRF-D46PRO Protect Filter

Olympus PRF-D46PRO Protect Filter


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  • OM-D shooter

    An excellent partner for my OM-D… For those who still doubts MFTs,..well, stick with your Canikon DSLR ( Crops) for no apparent reason – all the bulk, noise and attraction… :D :D

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