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Olympus M.Zuiko 17mm F2.8

Olympus M.Zuiko 17mm F2.8
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Olympus M.Zuiko 17mm F2.8 review: specs and price

Olympus M.Zuiko 17mm F2.8
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Olympus M.Zuiko 17mm F2.8

Why is Olympus M.Zuiko 17mm F2.8 better than the average?

  • Weight
    71gvs309.84g
  • Widest aperture at maximum focal length
    ?

    2.8fvs3.77f
  • Wide aperture (main camera)
    ?

    f/2.80 vsf/3.01
  • Minimum focus distance
    ?

    0.2mvs0.38m
  • Smallest aperture at maximum focal length
    ?

    22fvs21.71f
  • Maximum angle of view
    ?

    65°vs61.25°
  • Smallest aperture at minimum focal length
    ?

    22fvs21.45f
  • Minimum focal length
    ?

    17mmvs28.45mm

Price comparison

General info

1.Has a metal mount
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A metal mount is generally superior to a plastic mount as it is more durable.

Olympus M.Zuiko 17mm F2.8
2.weight
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Best

Samsung NX-M 9mm F3.5 ED

31g

71g

3.has or is a prime lens
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A prime lens has a fixed focal length. In general, these are sharper, with a wider aperture.

Olympus M.Zuiko 17mm F2.8
4.Front element doesn't rotate
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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 17mm F2.8
5.minimum focal length
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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.

Best

Pentax 08 Wide

4mm

17mm

6.Is a wide angle lens
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A wide angle lens is great for capturing larger areas of a scene, such as when doing architectural or landscape photography.

Olympus M.Zuiko 17mm F2.8

Optics

1.maximum angle of view
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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).

Best

Samyang 8mm F/2.8 UMC Fish-eye

180°

65°

2.minimum angle of view
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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).

Best

Olympus M.Zuiko ED 75-300mm F4.8-6.7 II

4.1°

65°

3.magnification
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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.

Best

Leica Vario-Elmarit-SL 24-90mm F2.8-4 ASPH

14x

0.11x

4.optical zoom
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The zoom range is the ratio between the longest and shortest focal lengths. A higher zoom range means that the lens is more versatile.

Best

Samsung NX 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 ED OIS

11x

1x

Aperture

1.widest aperture at maximum focal length
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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.

Best

SainSonic Kamlan 50mm f/1.1 II

1.1f

2.8f

2.wide aperture (main camera)
?

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. Show more

Best

SainSonic Kamlan 50mm f/1.1 II

f/1.10

f/2.80

3.smallest aperture at maximum focal length
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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.

Best

Canon EF-M 15-45mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM

40f

22f

4.smallest aperture at minimum focal length
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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.

Best

Sony E 18-200mm F3.5-5.6 OSS LE

40f

22f

5.aperture blades
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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.

Best

SainSonic Kamlan 50mm f/1.1 II

11

5

6.Has rounded aperture blades
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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 17mm F2.8

Focus

1.Can focus to infinity
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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 17mm F2.8
2.Has focus motor
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Lenses with a built-in focus motor can autofocus even if the camera does not have its own focus motor.

Olympus M.Zuiko 17mm F2.8
3.minimum focus distance
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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.

Best

Samsung NX 10mm F3.5 Fisheye

0.09m

0.2m

4.Has full-time manual focus
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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 17mm F2.8

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