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Olympus M.Zuiko Digital 17mm f/2.8

Info

Format: Crop
Price: MYR 1272

Overview

  • For Olympus PEN Cameras
  • Compatible w/ Micro Four Thirds Cameras
  • Compact Lens Design/Extremely Portable
  • Close Focusing Down to 7.87" (0.2m)
  • Superior Performance
  • Good for Portraits/Landscapes/Close-ups
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    Article

    • For Olympus PEN Cameras
    • Compatible w/ Micro Four Thirds Cameras
    • Compact Lens Design/Extremely Portable
    • Close Focusing Down to 7.87″ (0.2m)
    • Superior Performance
    • Good for Portraits/Landscapes/Close-ups

    The M.Zuiko Digital 17mm f/2.8 from Olympus is a wide-angle pancake lens for Olympus PEN and other cameras using the Micro Four Thirds format. It has a wide angle 17mm focal length (equivalent to 34mm on a 35mm camera) for shooting everything from landscapes and portraits to close-ups with outstanding image quality.

    This lens is so compact, only 0.87″ (22mm) long, that with the camera attached you can carry it in a handbag, purse, and even a coat pocket.

    Reviews

    Olympus M.Zuiko Digital 17 mm f/2.8 review by lenstip.com

    Pros:

    • very small, but looking sturdy body,
    • excellent image quality at the center of the frame,
    • good image quality at the edge of the frame,
    • slight astigmatism,
    • quiet and accurate autofocus.

    Cons:

    • chromatic aberration going from medium to large with stopping down,
    • very large distortion,
    • coma visible at the maximum aperture,
    • working against bright light could be better,
    • noticeable vignetting at the maximum aperture.


    Olympus M.Zuiko 17mm f/2.8 Pancake – Review by photozone.de

    The Olympus M.Zuiko 17mm f/2.8 is a lovely little lens but unfortunately it does disappoint regarding its optical capabilities. You expect a top notch performance from a prime lens but the Zuiko isn’t overly sharp neither at max. aperture nor stopped down – the center quality is perfectly fine but the borders and corners are too soft in general. In principal the lens produces a hefty amount of barrel distortion. However, this problem is auto-corrected by the camera (or by the more popular RAW converters) so this is nothing to worry about from a user perspective. Surprisingly this is not the case with respect to lateral chromatic aberrations (CA) which are fairly extreme with a width of up to 3px at the image borders. The vignetting characteristic is pretty good when stopping down to f/4 and even at max. aperture it’s only visible in critical scenes. A nice aspect of the Zuiko is the quality of the bokeh (the out-of-focus blur) – it’s very smooth and out-of-focus highlights are rendered beautifully. However, all-in-all the lens leaves something to be desired.

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