differences

Reasons to consider the Olympus ED 12mm f/2

LensHero is not aware of any important advantages of the Olympus ED 12mm f/2 vs the Olympus 17mm f/1.8.
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the Olympus ED 12mm f/2

Reasons to consider the Olympus 17mm f/1.8

Slightly cheaper $389.00 vs $641.99
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The best price we've seen is $253 cheaper (around 40% less)
Slightly wider aperture f/1.8 vs f/2
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At its widest, the 17mm f/1.8 captures marginally more light (0.3 f-stops)
Olympus M.Zuiko  17mm f/1.8 Learn more about
the Olympus 17mm f/1.8

similarities

Compared to digital camera lenses

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
Diameter Small diameters Help
ED 12mm f/256 mm
17mm f/1.858 mm
Aperture Wide aperture Help
ED 12mm f/2f/2
17mm f/1.8f/1.8
Length Short Help
ED 12mm f/243 mm
17mm f/1.836 mm
Prime lens Fixed focal length prime lenses Help
Typically very sharp
Auto focus Auto focus Help
Easier to use
Weight Light weight Help
ED 12mm f/2130 g
17mm f/1.8120 g
Max focal length Poor telephoto Help
ED 12mm f/212 mm
17mm f/1.817 mm

Compared to digital camera lenses

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses

LensHero is not aware of any interesting strengths shared by these two products.

LensHero is not aware of any interesting weaknesses shared by these two products.

competitors

Olympus M.Zuiko 17mm f/1.8 Competitors

Olympus M.Zuiko  25mm f/1.8

Olympus M.Zuiko 25mm f/1.8

Low light lens

$279 - $359

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

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

Wide angle lens

$649 - $899

Zoom range More zoom
Magnification More magnification
Prime lens Is a zoom lens
Panasonic Lumix G  20mm f/1.7 II

Panasonic Lumix G 20mm f/1.7 II

Low light lens

$268

Length Slightly shorter
Wide minimum Wider aperture

Olympus M.Zuiko ED 12mm f/2 Competitors

Panasonic Lumix G  20mm f/1.7 II

Panasonic Lumix G 20mm f/1.7 II

Low light lens

$268

Lowest price Slightly cheaper
Aperture Slightly wider aperture
Wide minimum Wider aperture
Olympus M.Zuiko  25mm f/1.8

Olympus M.Zuiko 25mm f/1.8

Low light lens

$279 - $359

Lowest price Slightly cheaper
Aperture Slightly wider aperture
Min focal length Slightly worse wide angle
Panasonic Lumix G Vario  7-14mm f/4

Panasonic Lumix G Vario 7-14mm f/4

Wide angle lens

$734 - $798

Zoom range More zoom
Prime lens Is a zoom lens

discussion Which do you think is better?

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