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Olympus mZD 17mm f/1.2 Pro lens


  • announced Oct 2017



  • 17mm focal length f/1.2 aperture (equates to 34mm f/2.4 in full frame field of view and depth of field (DOF))
  • weathersealed - dustproof, splashproof, and freezeproof (down to 14°F/-10°C)
  • manual focus clutch
  • customisable lens function button
  • Z Coating Nano technology
  • internal focus, stepper AF motor
  • MSC (Movie- and Still-Compatible) autofocus mechanism that provides virtually silent and smooth high-speed focusing performance
  • 62mm filter
  • close focus 0.2m (7.9“) giving 0.15x macro (0.3x in full frame terms)
  • designed for feathered bokeh with the design approach which gives attractive bokeh without any of the light loss causes by the use of apodization filters in Fujifilm's APD or Sony's STF lenses
  • 15 elements in 11 groups including 1 Super ED, 3 ED, 1 ED-DSA, 1 EDA, 1 Super HR, 1 aspherical - a unique ED-DSA element, which has dual aspherical lenses formed from soft and hard-to-work extra low dispersion glass. They claim to be the only company currently able to do this.
  • LH-66C lens hood included
  • 68 mm (2.68″) x 87 mm (3.43″) long
  • 390 g (0.86 lb)
  • $US1200, available Jan 2018

compared to the Olympus mZD 17mm f/1.8

  • slightly more closely focusing
  • 1 stop wider aperture and shallower DOF
  • seems to have nicer bokeh balls and the out of focus areas near the focus point seem more blurred at same aperture (presumably this is what Olympus means with more “feathered bokeh” - distant bokeh is similar at same apertures
  • mildly sharper across the frame
  • weathersealed
  • larger, heavier, much more expensive




photo/olympusmzd17mmf1.2.txt · Last modified: 2021/12/12 10:45 by gary1

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