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.
Olympus M.Zuiko  ED 12mm f/2 Learn more about
the Olympus ED 12mm f/2

Reasons to consider the Olympus 17mm f/1.8

Slightly cheaper $329.95 vs $649.00
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The best price we've seen is $319 cheaper (around 50% 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

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
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

$150

Zoom range More zoom
Length Slightly shorter
Wide minimum Much wider aperture
Olympus M.Zuiko  25mm f/1.8

Olympus M.Zuiko 25mm f/1.8

Low light lens

$249

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

$428 - $548

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

Olympus M.Zuiko 25mm f/1.8

Low light lens

$249

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

discussion Which do you think is better?

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