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 $299.99 vs $625.99
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The best price we've seen is $326 cheaper (2.1x 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

$278 - $299

Panasonic Lumix G Vario  12-32mm f/3.5-5.6

Panasonic Lumix G Vario 12-32mm f/3.5-5.6

Wide angle lens

$175

Zoom range More zoom
Length Slightly shorter
Wide minimum Much wider aperture
Panasonic Summilux Leica DG 25mm f/1.4

Panasonic Summilux Leica DG 25mm f/1.4

Low light lens

$428 - $598

Aperture Wider aperture
Magnification Slightly more magnification
Wide minimum Wider aperture

Olympus M.Zuiko ED 12mm f/2 Competitors

Panasonic Lumix G  Leica DG Summilux 15mm f/1.7

Panasonic Lumix G Leica DG Summilux 15mm f/1.7

Low light lens

$445 - $598

Aperture Slightly wider aperture
Lowest price Slightly cheaper
Wide minimum Wider aperture
Panasonic Lumix G  14mm f/2.5

Panasonic Lumix G 14mm f/2.5

Low light lens

$329

Length Slightly shorter
Lowest price Slightly cheaper
Aperture Narrower aperture
Olympus M.Zuiko  25mm f/1.8

Olympus M.Zuiko 25mm f/1.8

Low light lens

$278 - $299

Lowest price Slightly cheaper
Aperture Slightly wider aperture
Min focal length Slightly worse wide angle

discussion Which do you think is better?

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