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Olympus M.Zuiko 12mm F2.0
Olympus M.Zuiko 17mm F1.8
Top 87%108 points
Top 87%
Top 86%117 points
Top 86%
Olympus M.Zuiko 12mm F2.0
Olympus M.Zuiko 17mm F1.8

Olympus M.Zuiko 12mm F2.0 vs Olympus M.Zuiko 17mm F1.8: 22 facts in comparison

1. Has full-time manual focus

With full-time manual focus, you can move the focus ring whilst it is in AF (autofocus) mode. This means that you can make manual adjustments once the AF has finished, without changing to manual mode.
Olympus M.Zuiko 12mm F2.0
Olympus M.Zuiko 17mm F1.8
62% have it

2. widest aperture at maximum focal length

With a wider aperture the sensor can capture more light, helping to avoid blur by enabling a faster shutter speed. It also provides a shallow depth of field, allowing you to blur the background to focus attention on the subject.
2f
Samyang XP 50mm f/1.2: 1.2f
1.8f

3. widest aperture

With a wider aperture the sensor can capture more light, helping to avoid blur by enabling a faster shutter speed. It also provides a shallow depth of field, allowing you to blur the background to focus attention on the subject.
f/2
Samyang XP 50mm f/1.2: f/1.2
f/1.8

4. minimum focus distance

This is the closest distance that the lens can focus. A shorter minimum focus distance allows you to get closer to your subject, and is particularly important when doing macro photography.
0.2m
Samsung NX 10mm F3.5 Fisheye: 0.09m
0.25m

5. smallest aperture at maximum focal length

A smaller aperture reduces the amount of light reaching the sensor. This is important in bright conditions where a wider aperture could result in your image being overexposed. Another advantage is that with a smaller aperture you get a greater depth of field, and can keep all of the image in focus.
22f
Pentax HD DA 560mm F5.6 ED AW: 45f
22f

6. Can focus to infinity

Many lenses allow you to focus to infinity. This is essential when you wish to take photos including far off objects, such as when shooting landscapes, in order to make sure everything is sharp and in focus.
Olympus M.Zuiko 12mm F2.0
Olympus M.Zuiko 17mm F1.8
63% have it

7. Front element doesn't rotate

The front element doesn’t rotate. This is important if you use filters, as some such as polarising or gradient filters have to be orientated a certain way.
Olympus M.Zuiko 12mm F2.0
Olympus M.Zuiko 17mm F1.8
62% have it

8. has or is a prime lens

A prime lens has a fixed focal length. In general, these are sharper, with a wider aperture.
Olympus M.Zuiko 12mm F2.0
Olympus M.Zuiko 17mm F1.8
49% have it

9. Has focus motor

Lenses with a built-in focus motor can autofocus even if the camera does not have its own focus motor.
Olympus M.Zuiko 12mm F2.0
Olympus M.Zuiko 17mm F1.8
91% have it

10. minimum focal length

A shorter minimum focal length allows you to get more of the scene in the photo, and offers a wider angle of view than longer focal lengths.
12mm
Sigma 4.5mm F2.8 EX DC HSM Circular Fisheye: 4.5mm
17mm

11. magnification

A true macro lens has a magnification of 1:1. This means that the image produced is a life-size representation of the subject being photographed.
0.08x
Leica Vario-Elmarit-SL 24-90mm F2.8-4 ASPH: 14x
0.08x

12. has a silent focus motor built into the lens

Lenses with built-in focus motor focus faster and more quietly than lenses without a focus motor which rely on the camera's body focus motor.
Olympus M.Zuiko 12mm F2.0
Olympus M.Zuiko 17mm F1.8
40% have it

13. Has rounded aperture blades

Similar to the number of aperture blades, rounded blades affect the way the light gets through to the sensor. Rounded blades, often only found on more expensive lenses, improve the appearance of the out-of-focus areas. This allows you to attain better, softer looking bokeh in your photos.
Olympus M.Zuiko 12mm F2.0
Olympus M.Zuiko 17mm F1.8
75% have it

14. Is a wide angle lens

A wide angle lens is great for capturing larger areas of a scene, such as when doing architectural or landscape photography.
Olympus M.Zuiko 12mm F2.0
Olympus M.Zuiko 17mm F1.8
27% have it

15. smallest aperture at minimum focal length

A smaller aperture reduces the amount of light reaching the sensor. This is important in bright conditions where a wider aperture could result in your image being overexposed. Another advantage is that with a smaller aperture you get a greater depth of field, and can keep all of the image in focus.
22f
Pentax HD DA 560mm F5.6 ED AW: 45f
22f

16. weight

10g lighter.
130g
Canon EF 400mm F/4 DO IS II USM: 2.1g
120g

17. Has a metal mount

A metal mount is generally superior to a plastic mount as it is more durable.
Olympus M.Zuiko 12mm F2.0
Olympus M.Zuiko 17mm F1.8
94% have it

18. maximum focal length

A longer maximum focal length allows you to focus in on a small part of a scene, and offers a narrower angle of view than shorter focal lengths.
12mm
Sigma 300-800mm F5.6 EX DG APO HSM: 800mm
17mm

19. optical zoom

The zoom range is the ratio between the longest and shortest focal lengths. A higher zoom range means that the lens is more versatile.
1x
Tamron 18-400mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC HLD: 22.2x
1x

20. minimum angle of view

At the longest end of the lens you get the narrowest angle of view. This allows you to fit a small portion of the scene into the photograph, such as when you are zooming in on a subject (based on APS-C format).
85°
Tamron SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di VC USD: 2°
65°

21. maximum angle of view

At the shorter end of the lens you get the widest angle of view. This allows you to fit more of the scene into the photograph (based on APS-C format).
85°
Leica APO-Summicron-SL 75mm f/2 ASPH: 318°
65°

22. aperture blades

The aperture controls how much light gets through to the camera’s sensor. More blades is often an indicator of a better quality lens. It also allows you to achieve much nicer looking bokeh when blurring out your background, whereas a lens with less blades will often produce harsher, more polygonal bokeh.
7
Lensbaby Velvet 85: 12
7

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