Olympus M 17mm f2.8 Pancake is a Fixed aperture Auto Focus (AF) Wideangle Prime
lens with FourThirds max sensor coverage, and it is designed to be used with MFT
What type of photography is the Olympus M 17mm f2.8 Pancake lens good for?
The type of photography that you are planning to use the Olympus M 17mm f2.8 Pancake is an important decision factor. Here we have evaluated its suitability to various photography scenarios:
Reasons to Buy Olympus M.Zuiko Digital 17mm f2.8 Pancake Lens
Here we've included a summary of the advantages and disadvantages of the Olympus M.Zuiko Digital 17mm f2.8 Pancake lens in a list form to help you determine whether it offers the features you need.
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| Full-time Manual Focusing
| Minimum focus distance of 0.2m / 7.9 inch
| Light weight at only 71g / 2.5 oz
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Olympus M 17mm f2.8 Pancake is compatible with cameras that have a Micro Four Thirds lens mount. Some of the latest released cameras that are compatible with the Micro Four Thirds lenses are Panasonic G9 II, OM System OM-5 and Panasonic GH6.
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Size, Weight and Filter Thread
Size and weight is a very important decision factor when searching for your next lens. Olympus M 17mm f2.8 Pancake has a maximum diameter of 57mm and total length of 22mm. It weighs 71g / 2.5 oz.
Olympus M 17mm f2.8 Pancake has a filter thread of 37mm. Below are links to the filters that we recommend you to consider for your Olympus M 17mm f2.8 Pancake:
Olympus M 17mm f2.8 Pancake has a fixed focal length of 17mm which has a 35mm equivalent focal range of 34mm when used on a FourThirds format camera.
Optical Image Stabilization
Olympus M 17mm f2.8 Pancake doesn't have an optical image stabilization system so the only option to stabilize the image taken with this lens is to mount on a camera body with IBIS (sensor based In-body image stabilization).
Maximum Magnification Ratio
Olympus M 17mm f2.8 Pancake has a Max Magnification Ratio of 0.11x and has a minimum focusing distance of 0.2m. 0.11x means that the max magnification ratio is very low and not suitable even for modest close-up shots.
Below are the 3 Wideangle Prime type MFT mount lens alternatives with highest max magnification ratios:
Olympus M 17mm f2.8 Pancake has a max aperture of F2.8 and a minimum aperture of F22.0.
Olympus M 17mm f2.8 Pancake's optical formula consists of 6 elements in 4 groups . Special elements used in this design is 1 Aspherical glass element.
Olympus M 17mm f2.8 Pancake doesn't come with a lens hood.
Olympus M 17mm f2.8 Pancake is available in Silver color.
Popular Comparisons of Olympus M 17mm f2.8 Pancake
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