Olympus 17mm F1.2 PRO M.Zuiko Digital ED Lens
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M.ZUIKO ED 17MM F1.2 Pro At a Glance
We understand how capturing the very best landscape, street, and documentary photography presents unique challenges. Like fleeting split-second moments, poor lighting conditions, and all day treks. That’s why we’ve created the M.Zuiko 17mm F1.2 PRO for you. Shoot wide open at f1.2 and easily capture sharp subjects, smooth feathered bokeh, and natural three dimensional effects for incredible depth. The advanced ED-DSA element is truly unique, reducing the lens’ size while improving performance, and the lightweight focusing mechanism is quiet, fast, and accurate. With splashproof dustproof metal construction and superior low-light performance, this versatile pro prime will be one of your go-to lenses for every assignment and adventure.
At Olympus, we bring the very best optics to life. Tools designed to work better so your photography is better. This advanced F1.2 PRO lens combines ultra shallow depth of field and ultra high resolution at the maximum f1.2 aperture setting. Unlike other fast prime lenses, we’ve removed the need to stop down for improved performance, so you capture brighter more beautiful photographs. The advanced ED-DSA element eliminates aberrations, distortion, and color bleeding while reducing the lens’ overall size, and our very best Z Coating Nano suppresses flares from in-frame light sources. All to ensure that every shot is sharp, clear, and exactly as you envisioned.
Beautiful background bokeh makes all the difference in a professionally shot image. To give you complete creative control, the 17mm F1.2 PRO provides two types of bokeh effects. Shoot wide open at f1.2 to produce feathered bokeh that transitions smoothly from sharp to defocused areas. The softer background appearance enhances your subject. Or, produce traditional solid bokeh by stopping down the aperture, enhancing shapes in the background. Combined with the razor sharp subject, you’ll create a natural three dimensional effect. And because the 17mm F1.2 PRO doesn’t use filters in its optics, light transmission is maximized for sharp details and stunning bokeh effects in both bright and low light.
Fast & Accurate AF
Outstanding spur of the moment street and portrait photography requires sharp focus. Some fast primes compromise AF speed by using large focusing mechanisms with multiple elements. Fortunately, the 17mm F1.2 PRO is specially designed to be compromise-free. It uses a lightweight inner focusing mechanism to provide fast and sharp AF performance, even at the lens’ widest f1.2 aperture. Excellent close-up shooting capabilities help you to capture larger, more dramatic bokeh areas. And the Movie and Still Compatible mechanism provides quiet, smooth focusing – ideal for shooting video.
Compact & Weatherproof
Easily capture shots in challenging conditions without worrying about your gear. The 17mm F1.2 PRO’s premium metal construction is hermetically sealed to be splashproof, dustproof, and freezeproof (all the way down to 14°F / -10°C). Its optics are efficiently designed so that overall size and weight are significantly less than what you’ll find with other fast prime lenses. It’s the perfect complement to a compact weatherproof OM-D camera, a combination that’s ideal for all day handheld shooting in any environment.
We’ve designed the 17mm F1.2 PRO to give you efficient and convenient control of your gear. The customizable Lens Function Button (L-Fn) lets you control your choice of camera functions right from the lens barrel. Programmable functions include Focus Peaking, AF Stop, and Magnify. The Manual Focus Clutch on the lens’ focus ring lets you instantly shift between auto and manual focus. You can preset a focus position using the easy-to-read distance meter, and by pulling the ring toward you, instantly return to that position from AF mode.
We’ve designed the F1.2 PRO series with you in mind. No matter which focal length you choose – the 17mm for landscape and street photography, the normal 25mm, or the 45mm for portraiture – you’ll find a compact weathersealed design engineered to exacting standards. Each lens produces sharp resolution and smooth feathered bokeh at the maximum f1.2 aperture setting. And with the highest AF speed and accuracy, you’ll enjoy consistent beautiful results over and over again
(1 Super ED lens, 3 ED lenses, 1 ED-DSA lens, 1 EDA lens, 1 Super HR lens, 1 aspherical lens)