Olympus 17mm f/1.8 Micro Four Thirds Lens – Price & Availability Announced

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Olympus has added a new, fast prime lens to their Micro Four Thirds lens lineup. The M.Zuiko Digital 17mm f1.8 lens is equivalent to a 34mm lens on a full-frame (35mm) camera, a traditional focal length for photojournalists and street photographers. The new 17mm f/1.8’s Micro Four Thirds lens mount is compatible with Olympus Pen and OM-D Micro Four Thirds compact system cameras as well as Panasonic’s Lumix interchangeable lens cameras. Like the M.Zuiko 12mm f/2.0 prime Olympus introduced a couple of years ago, the new 17mm f/1.8 has a beautiful metal body and a cool focus ring that allows you to quickly switch between manual and auto focus by pushing or pulling the ring. It also has a hyper-focal guide for zone focusing, something that’s been missing from most auto focus lenses for decades.

Olympus M.Zuiko Digital 17mm f1.8 Micro Four Thirds Lens

The new M.Zuiko Digital 17mm f1.8 is a great addition to the Olympus Micro Four Thirds lens lineup. It compliments both the 12mm f/2.0 and the popular 17mm f/2.8 pancake lens. I love the 12mm f/2.0. It’s excellent for low light and street shooting and the lens itself is a piece of art. The new 17mm has the same beautiful design and the f/1.8 aperture makes it over a stop faster than the 17mm f/2.8 pancake lens and 1/3 stop faster than the 12mm f/2.0. That big aperture will make it great for low light shooting as well as photos with shallow depth-of-field. I expect the M.Zuiko Digital 17mm f1.8 will quickly become one of the most popular Micro Four Thirds lenses for Olympus OM-D and Pen camera photographers who want a fast prime lens for travel, portrait and street photography.

The Olympus M.Zuiko Digital 17mm f1.8 prime lens will be available in December. The suggested retail price is $499.99

Olympus M.Zuiko Digital 17mm f/1.8 Press Release >>

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