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
Lowest price Inexpensive Help
25mm f/1.8$278.00
17mm f/2.8$199.99
Max focal length Poor telephoto Help
25mm f/1.825 mm
17mm f/2.817 mm

competitors

Olympus M.Zuiko 25mm f/1.8 Competitors

Olympus M.Zuiko  17mm f/1.8

Olympus M.Zuiko 17mm f/1.8

Low light lens

$300 - $399

Panasonic Lumix G  MACRO 30mm f/2.8 MEGA O.I.S.

Panasonic Lumix G MACRO 30mm f/2.8 MEGA O.I.S.

Lens

$298 - $398

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Aperture Narrower aperture
Panasonic Lumix G  20mm f/1.7 II

Panasonic Lumix G 20mm f/1.7 II

Low light lens

$268 - $298

Length Slightly shorter
Wide minimum Wider aperture

Olympus M.Zuiko 17mm f/2.8 Competitors

Panasonic Lumix G  14mm f/2.5

Panasonic Lumix G 14mm f/2.5

Low light lens

$329

Aperture Slightly wider aperture
Olympus Zuiko M. ED 45mm f/1.8

Olympus Zuiko M. ED 45mm f/1.8

Low light lens

$299

Aperture Wider aperture
Diameter Smaller diameter
Length 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

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