The Olympus M.Zuiko PRO 17mm f/1.2 Lens is a standard wide-angle lens that is also capable of achieving gorgeous up-close shots, with a minimum focusing distance of 20cm and shooting magnification of 0.15x (35mm equivalent: 0.3x). It’s outstanding when capturing delicate details and finer textures, such as in or portraiture or nature photography, and performs just as well in broader scenes such as landscapes and street photography.
This prime wide-angle lens features a 9-blade aperture which delivers smooth bokeh quality when working with a shallow depth of field, giving you more freedom and flexibility for creative expression. The maximum f/1.2 aperture enables optimum control over depth of field to create beautiful feathered bokeh to make your subject stand out, and in low light conditions, continue shooting handheld for longer where other lenses simply can’t deliver.
It’s the excellent optical performance of this Olympus M.Zuiko PRO lens that enables such stunning bokeh effects and accurate reproduction of detail and colour, even at the widest aperture setting. With 15 elements in 11 groups, the lens construction incorporates aspherical, extra-low dispersion and high refractive index elements to deliver exceptionally clear images free from chromatic and spherical aberrations.
Whether you’re shooting a sitting portrait in a low-light, shadow-laden environment or you’re outside capturing an atmospheric street shot lined by beautiful architecture as cars drive past, fast and precise AF allows you greater control over focusing in all conditions. It’s fast and silent, and accurate across all focusing points. Eye Priority AF offers extra control during portrait photography, ensuring you capture the subject’s eyes in crystal-clear focus.
The signature Olympus ZERO (Zuiko extra-low reflection optical) coating applied to the individual lens elements of the Olympus M.ZUIKO PRO 17mm f/1.2 work to eliminate ghosting and flare and ensure high-quality images time and time again. By assisting to remove distortion, the coating ensures all-round superior clarity, even in challenging lighting conditions.
Rest easy knowing the Olympus M.Zuiko 12-40mm F2.8 Pro lens features a build that is splash-, dust- and freeze-proof. Your lens will not only last longer, but it will also go further – you can take it with you just about anywhere.
The Olympus M.ZUIKO PRO 17mm f/1.2 lens is also wonderfully compact and lightweight despite its durable build, weighing in at just 390g. When paired with a camera like the OM-D E-M1 Mark II, the total combined weight is still under a kilogram, at approximately 964g.
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|Lens Mount||Micro 4/3|
|Focal Length||17 mm|
|Angle of View||Diagonal : 65°
|Min. Focus Distance||20 cm|
|Max. Reproduction Ratio||1:6.7|
|Filter Thread||Front, 62 mm|
|Lens Hood||Yes, Removable|
|Lens Type||Prime Lenses, Wide Angle Lenses|
|Speciality||Auto Focus, Weather Resistant|
|Genre/Use||Travel, Landscape, Specialty|
|Physical Dimensions||6.82 cm x 8.7 cm|
Yes. There is a Manual Focus Clutch mechanism which makes it easy to instantly switch to manual focus by simply pulling the focusing ring towards you.
This lens is built to live up to the expectations of pro photographers. It also features an L-Fn button that you can operate as you look through the viewfinder. Take note – this lens does not feature an aperture ring.
The Olympus M.Zuiko PRO 17mm f/1.2 Lens has a superior optical construction, including 6 ED lens elements – the most of any M.Zuiko lens. These elements help the lens to compensate for chromatic aberrations, which can be a common problem on large-diameter lenses.