The Olympus M.Zuiko 17mm f/1.2 PRO Lens is an amazing addition to the Pro line-up. A large f/1.2 aperture ensures excellent lowlight performance while offering exception depth of field effects. When shooting wide open, the lens has a feathered bokeh effect that creates a beautifully soft, uniform background with an ultra-smooth transition from in-focus to defocused areas. This emphasised shallow depth of field is ideal for shooting dramatic portraits and street photography. Fast, precise autofocus and a rugged splash-proof design make it a versatile little powerhouse you might never want to leave home without.
34mm Equivalent Focal Length
The Olympus M.Zuiko 17mm PRO lens has a full frame equivalent focal length of 34mm, which is one of the most popular and flexible focal lengths. It’s ideal for portraits, street photography, landscapes, and any other style where a more natural looking image is preferred.
Wide F/1.2 Aperture with Ultra-Shallow Depth of Field
The fast and bright f/1.2 aperture performs incredibly well in lowlight with sharp results even at the edges of the frame. The lens excels at depth of field effects, giving you the ability to achieve some truly flattering results that have your subject standing out against the background.
15 Elements in 11 Groups
The optical construction consists of 15 elements in 11 groups which includes 6 different ED lenses to help reduce the chromatic and spherical aberrations that are often associated with wider angle prime lenses. It also uses Dual Super Aspherical lenses made from ED glass to reduce the number of elements in the optical design which increases performance for better, more consistent results.
Incredible Feathered Bokeh
Shooting wide open in f/1.2 you’ll notice something truly special; the 17mm’s unique feathered bokeh effect. It creates a soft, uniform background blur and highlights that transition gently to your in-focus areas which are kept razor sharp and detailed. The 9-blade aperture produces a lovely, round bokeh effect when using other focal lengths, ensuring consistent quality across the range.
Fast and Precise Autofocus
Autofocus on the Olympus 17mm PRO is snappy and precise, letting you concentrate on framing and capturing the moment, rather than worrying about focus. A Movie & Still Compatible mechanism ensures that focusing is silent, perfect when shooting video. Paired with high-end Olympus bodies like the OMD EM-1 Mark II, the lens can fully utilise Face and Eye Priority Autofocus to keep model features clear and in-focus. Switch between auto and manual focus with a quick pull of the focus ring for smooth, easy changes.
The Olympus 17 mm F1.2 PRO lens is hermetically sealed to keep it safe from dust, splashes, and even extremely cold weather. Combined with a durable, lightweight design, the lens is incredibly reliable and well suited for demanding photographers and even more demanding environments.
17mm (35mm Equivalent Focal Length: 34mm)
15 elements in 11 groups (1 Super ED lens, 3 ED lenses, 1 ED-DSA lens, 1 EDA lens, 1 Super HR lens, 1 aspherical lens)