Perfect For Day In, Day Out Photography
Olympus 17mm f/1.8 Built for Micro 4/3
a pure-metal 17mm fast prime lens engineered for the Olympus micro 4/3s cameras like the E-PL5 and E-PM2 mirrorless digital cameras. It has an equivalent focal length of a 35mm 34mm format while the minimum focusing area is just 9.8". It's a very fast, bright lens perfect for day in, day out photography including street photography where fast shutter speeds along with ample light is important. Naturally, with a wide f/1.8, maximum aperture this is a great lens for poor-light shooting and hand-held portraits.
This lens is compatible with Movie and Still (MSC) autofocus and an inner focusing system, delivers fast focusing for still work and is quiet and smooth, important when capturing video. The lens barrel features a snap ring that pulls back for controlling manual focus.
Distance along with field-depth scales needed for manual focusing are easy to view on the barrel of the lens as the Snapshot focus ring is pulled to the back. there are three aspherical lenses, which includes a Double Super Aspherical lens element to remedy aberrations, along with having a lens with High Refractive index for rectifying high spherical aberrations, deliver quality imaging and there's ZERO (ZUIKO Extra-low Reflection Optical Lens Coating) which are utilized on the lens elements to reduce ghost images and lens flare - Sep 17, 2012