73points

Olympus M.Zuiko 17mm F2.8

68points

Venus Laowa 9mm f/2.8 Zero-D

Olympus M.Zuiko 17mm F2.8
Venus Laowa 9mm f/2.8 Zero-D
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Olympus M.Zuiko 17mm F2.8 vs Venus Laowa 9mm f/2.8 Zero-D

Olympus M.Zuiko 17mm F2.8
Venus Laowa 9mm f/2.8 Zero-D
73
points
Olympus M.Zuiko 17mm F2.8
68
points
Venus Laowa 9mm f/2.8 Zero-D

Why is Olympus M.Zuiko 17mm F2.8 better than Venus Laowa 9mm f/2.8 Zero-D?

  • Has focus motor
    ?
  • 144g lighter
    71gvs215g
  • Has a metal mount
    ?
  • Is a wide angle lens
    ?
  • 8mm longer maximum focal length
    ?

    17mmvs9mm
  • 48° narrower minimum angle of view
    ?

    65°vs113°

Why is Venus Laowa 9mm f/2.8 Zero-D better than Olympus M.Zuiko 17mm F2.8?

  • 0.08m shorter minimum focus distance
    ?

    0.12mvs0.2m
  • 8mm shorter minimum focal length
    ?

    9mmvs17mm
  • 48° wider maximum angle of view
    ?

    113°vs65°
  • Includes lens hood
    ?
  • 0.02x Better magnification factor
    ?

    0.13xvs0.11x
  • 2 more aperture blades
    ?

    7vs5

Price comparison

Olympus M.Zuiko 17mm F2.8

ProductStorePrice
Olympus M.Zuiko 17mm F2.8 AmazonOlympus M.Zuiko Digital 17mm F1.8 Lens, ...Olympus M.Zuiko Digital 17mm F1.8 Lens, for Micro Four Thirds Cameras (Black)
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$399.00
Olympus M.Zuiko 17mm F2.8 AmazonOlympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 60mm F2.8 Mac...Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 60mm F2.8 Macro Lens, for Micro Four Thirds Cameras
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$399.00
Olympus M.Zuiko 17mm F2.8 AmazonOlympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 7-14mm F2.8 P...Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 7-14mm F2.8 Pro Lens, for Micro Four Thirds Cameras
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$1,199.00
Olympus M.Zuiko 17mm F2.8 AmazonOlympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 40-150mm F2.8...Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 40-150mm F2.8 PRO Lens, for Micro Four Thirds Cameras
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$1,349.00
Olympus M.Zuiko 17mm F2.8 AmazonOlympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-40mm F2.8 ...Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-40mm F2.8 Pro Lens, for Micro Four Thirds Cameras
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$849.00
Olympus M.Zuiko 17mm F2.8 AmazonOlympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 40-150mm F4.0...Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 40-150mm F4.0-5.6 R Zoom Lens, for Micro Four Thirds Cameras (Black)
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$99.00
Olympus M.Zuiko 17mm F2.8 AmazonOlympus M. Zuiko Digital ED 45mm f1.8 (B...Olympus M. Zuiko Digital ED 45mm f1.8 (Black) Lens for Micro 4/3 Cameras - International Version (No Warranty)
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$219.00
Olympus M.Zuiko 17mm F2.8 AmazonOlympus M.Zuiko Digital 25mm F1.8 Lens, ...Olympus M.Zuiko Digital 25mm F1.8 Lens, for Micro Four Thirds Cameras (Black)
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$299.00
Olympus M.Zuiko 17mm F2.8 AmazonOlympus M.Zuiko Digital 45mm F1.8 Lens, ...Olympus M.Zuiko Digital 45mm F1.8 Lens, for Micro Four Thirds Cameras (Black)
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$299.00
Olympus M.Zuiko 17mm F2.8 AmazonOlympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 75 to 300mm I...Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 75 to 300mm II F4.8-6.7 Zoom Lens, for Micro Four Thirds Cameras
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$449.00

General info

1.Weather-sealed (splashproof)
?

The device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures caused by dust, raindrops, and water splashes. Show more

For example

Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-45mm f/4 Pro

Olympus M.Zuiko 17mm F2.8
Venus Laowa 9mm f/2.8 Zero-D
2.weight
?

Best

Canon EF 400mm F/4 DO IS II USM

2.1g

71g

215g

3.Has a metal mount
?

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

Olympus M.Zuiko 17mm F2.8
Venus Laowa 9mm f/2.8 Zero-D
4.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 17mm F2.8
Venus Laowa 9mm f/2.8 Zero-D
5.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.

Best

Canon EF 35mm F/2 IS USM

0.24mm

17mm

9mm

6.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 17mm F2.8
Venus Laowa 9mm f/2.8 Zero-D

Optics

1.has built-in optical image stabilization
?

Optical image stabilization uses gyroscopic sensors to detect the vibrations of the camera. The lens adjusts the optical path accordingly, ensuring that any type of motion blur is corrected before the sensor captures the image. Show more

For example

Fujifilm GF 45-100mm f/4 R LM OIS WR

Olympus M.Zuiko 17mm F2.8
Venus Laowa 9mm f/2.8 Zero-D
2.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).

Best

Leica APO-Summicron-SL 75mm f/2 ASPH

318°

65°

113°

3.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.

Best

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

14x

0.11x

0.13x

4.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).

Best

Tamron SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di VC USD

65°

113°

5.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.

Best

Tamron 18-400mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC HLD

22.2x

1x

1x

Aperture

1.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.

Best

Nikon Nikkor Z 58mm f/0.95 S Noct

0.95f

2.8f

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

Nikon Nikkor Z 58mm f/0.95 S Noct

f/0.95

f/2.80

f/2.80

3.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.

Best

Tamron 100-400mm f/4.5-6.3 Di VC USD

45f

22f

22f

4.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.

Best

Canon TS-E 135mm f/4L Macro

45f

22f

22f

5.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 17mm F2.8
Venus Laowa 9mm f/2.8 Zero-D
6.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.

Best

Leica Thambar-M 90mm f/2.2

20

5

7

Focus

1.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 17mm F2.8
Venus Laowa 9mm f/2.8 Zero-D
2.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 17mm F2.8
Venus Laowa 9mm f/2.8 Zero-D
3.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.

For example

Hasselblad XCD 45mm f/4 P

Olympus M.Zuiko 17mm F2.8
Venus Laowa 9mm f/2.8 Zero-D
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.

Best

Lensbaby Circular Fisheye

0.01m

0.2m

0.12m

5.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 17mm F2.8
Venus Laowa 9mm f/2.8 Zero-D

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