Olympus confirms the MFT lens M.ZUIKO DIGITAL 17mm 1:1.8

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Previously announced during the 2012 Photokina trade show, the M.ZUIKO DIGITAL 17mm 1:1.8 is now coming to our markets in December at a retail price of $500 in America, while it will be sold up to €599 (incl. VAT) in some European countries like France which confirmed me the 30% increased price tag of this promising prime lens today.

The M.ZUIKO DIGITAL 17mm 1:1.8 is a Micro 4:3 mount lens which offers an equivalent to a 34mm. It is a rather fast lens with a maximum aperture of f/1.8 and comes with the latest autofocus motorization which is both fast and silent, and allows photographers to record videos (MSC = Movie ans Still compatible). The ptical build of the lens gathers some special lens elements : 2 aspherical lenses, one HR ad one DSA for an expected high-end image quality. Users will appreciate its compact size and light weight, the benefit of the smaller sensor MFT mirrorless cameras. It weights a mehre 120 grams which is really nothing for a traditional 35mm F1.8 quality lens.

 

17mm olympus lens
The Olympus 17mm f/1.8 prime lens for Micro 4:3 cameras only weights 120 grs.

 

M.ZUIKO DIGITAL 17mm 1:1.8 main technical specs

  • Focal length : 17mm (equivalent to a 34mm lens once mounted on a MFT camera)
  • Maximum aperture : f/1.8
  • Minimum aperture : f/22
  • Optical built : 9 elements in 6 groups
  • One DSA lens
  • Two aspherical lenses
  • One HR lens
  • High-speed Imager AF motorization (MSC)
  • Closest focusing distance : 0.25m
  • Maximum mangificatin ratio : 0.08x (=0.16x on a 35mm camera)
  • 7 circular aperture blades
  • Filter diameter : 46mm
  • Lens diameter : 57.7mm
  • Lens length : 35.5mm
  • Weight : 120 gr.

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