differences

Reasons to consider the Olympus 25mm f/1.8

Wider aperture f/1.8 vs f/2.8
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At its widest, the 25mm f/1.8 captures much more light (1.3 f-stops)
Olympus M.Zuiko  25mm f/1.8 Learn more about
the Olympus 25mm f/1.8

Reasons to consider the Olympus 17mm f/2.8

Slightly shorter 22 mm vs 41 mm
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Around 50% shorter
Olympus M.Zuiko  17mm f/2.8 Learn more about
the Olympus 17mm f/2.8

similarities

Compared to digital camera lenses

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
Diameter Small diameters Help
25mm f/1.856 mm
17mm f/2.857 mm
Length Short Help
25mm f/1.841 mm
17mm f/2.822 mm
Prime lens Fixed focal length prime lenses Help
Typically very sharp
Auto focus Auto focus Help
Easier to use
Weight Light weight Help
25mm f/1.8136 g
17mm f/2.871 g
Max focal length Poor telephoto Help
25mm f/1.825 mm
17mm f/2.817 mm

competitors

Olympus M.Zuiko 17mm f/2.8 Competitors

Sigma 19mm f/2.8 DN

Sigma 19mm f/2.8 DN

Lens

$169

Length Slightly longer
Panasonic Lumix G  20mm f/1.7 II

Panasonic Lumix G 20mm f/1.7 II

Low light lens

$268 - $298

Aperture Wider aperture
Wide minimum Wider aperture
Panasonic Lumix G  14mm f/2.5

Panasonic Lumix G 14mm f/2.5

Low light lens

$287

Aperture Slightly wider aperture

Olympus M.Zuiko 25mm f/1.8 Competitors

Olympus Zuiko M. ED 12-40mm f/2.8 PRO

Olympus Zuiko M. ED 12-40mm f/2.8 PRO

Wide angle lens

$648 - $799

Zoom range More zoom
Magnification Slightly more magnification
Prime lens Is a zoom lens
Sigma 30mm f/1.4 DC HSM

Sigma 30mm f/1.4 DC HSM

Low light lens

$339

Aperture Wider aperture
Wide minimum Wider aperture
Olympus Zuiko 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 ED

Olympus Zuiko 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 ED

Wide angle lens

$216

Zoom range More zoom
Max focal length Slightly better telephoto
Wide minimum Much wider aperture

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