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Olympus Announces Pro Series 17mm f1.2 Share This on LinkedIn   Share This on Google   Tweet This   Forward This

25 October 2017

Olympus has announced its Olympus M. Zuiko Digital ED 17mm f/1.2 Pro lens for the Micro Four Thirds system. The 35mm equivalent for the weatherproof lens is 34mm.

Of particular note is the ED-DSA element which, the company says, reduces the lens' size while improving performance. In addition, the lightweight focusing mechanism is quiet, fast, and accurate, Olympus said.


Highlights of the 17mm lens include:

  • Compact, Lightweight Pro Lens Design
  • Fast f1.2 aperature
  • Smooth feathered bokeh
  • Easy-access custom function button
  • Advanced Zuiko extra-low reflection optical coating
  • Weatherproof construction is splashproof, freezeproof and dustproof
  • Manual focus clutch
  • 15 lens elements in 11 groups
  • High-Speed MSC focusing for fast and quiet autofocus
  • Minimum focusing distance: 7.87 in.


Specifications for the 17mm lens include:

Mount Micro Four Thirds
Focal Length 17mm (34mm in 35m equivalent)
Aperture f1.2 to f16
9 rounded diaphragm blades
Angle of View 65°
Minimum Focus 7.87 inches
Magnification 0.15x
Optical Design 15 elements in 11 groups
Super ED lens, 3 ED lenses, ED-DSA lens, EDA lens, Super HR lens, aspherical lens
Autofocus Yes
Image Stabilization No
Filter Thread 62mm
Dimensions 2.68 x 3.42 inches
Weight 13.76 oz.


Adorama and B&H are both now accepting pre-orders for $1,199.

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