Olympus M.Zuiko Digital 17mm 1:2.8 Pancake User Reviews

Announced Jun 16, 2009 •
Wideangle prime lens | Micro Four Thirds | 261564

A pancake lens is an indispensable part of my humble arsenal. A pancake lens makes life so much easier: on cold winter days I can wear my em10 mkii with this lens under my parka and there is no noticeable bulge. Another great thing about this lens is its small Ø, which allows you to place the camera on the ground in order to shoot with the self-timer; this is impossible with the Lumix 20mm because of its large Ø which extends beyond most compact bodies. The optical quality of this lens is ...

View review in forums Leave a comment on this review

nice light and slim, but optically it is a bit disappointing. It is as a m4/3 not fast enough and not really really sharp. ok it is a pancake, I do not have to expect too much. I went for the Panasonic 20 1.7 II If you want good images, go for the Panasonic 20 1.7. But the Oly is still lighter and smaller. The girls (9y; 13y) love it. The use it on the e-pl3

View review in forums Leave a comment on this review
Michiel van Eeden
 

Compact lens for a fair price. The autofocus speed is disappointing when compared to other M43 lenses. The 14-42mm II probably is a better lens in almost every aspect, but I hate the handling of that one: always necessary to "switch it on", autofocus of the (II) kit zoom is much faster than the 17/2.8 ...

View review in forums Leave a comment on this review
Noosaboy
 

This lens disappoints due to it's poor sharpness.  Physically it converts my M5 to a pocket camera but at the detriment of a good photograph.

View review in forums Leave a comment on this review
Humansvillian
 

For my current wants and needs, the photo quality of every one of the four lenses I have for my two Olympus E-PL1 cameras is more than good enough. There's nothing at all lacking in the standard 14-42 kit lenses or the cheap telephoto 40-150R lenses that Oly makes for less than one night's stay in a decent but not fancy hotel room.  They cover a wide focal range. The Panasonic 25mm 1.7 prime lens costs less than $250, and with it you have a classic 50mm prime lens to walk around with. But the ...

View review in forums Leave a comment on this review