Olympus 17mm f/1.8

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The Olympus 17mm f/1.8 provides Micro 4/3 users with the classic 35mm focal length, perfect for street, landscape, and portrait photography. With its f/1.8 aperture, it allows great subject isolation with a smooth background blur and makes shooting in low-light much easier, with high contrast and corner-to-corner sharpness even at its widest aperture.

The MSC (Movie and Stills Compatible) autofocus system gives fast, silent performance when shooting either still or video. If manual focus is needed, it features the Snapshot focus mechanism that’s seen in the wider Olympus 12mm f/2, allowing precision manual focus on the fly. When set to manual focus, distance and depth-of-field scales are revealed for hyperfocal distance focusing.

The 17mm f/1.8 features a metal barrel construction that house the six group / nine element optics. It utilizes three total aspherical elements to achieve its high image quality, with one high refractive index element to correct for spherical aberrations. It also has an optical coating to minimize ghosting and lens flare. With its compact size and popular focal length, the Olympus 17mm f/1.8 serves as a great choice for an everyday, walk-around lens.

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Tim Ashbrand

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The much awaited replacement to the original Olympus 17mm f/2.8, the new version offers higher image quality and a faster aperture. Build quality also gets a big leap forward, adopting the manual focus clutch seen in the 12mm f/2. If the 35mm focal length is your preferred focal length, the Olympus 17mm f/1.8 is a worthy choice.

Filter Size
0.26 lb
Not included
Minimum Focusing Distance
Maximum Magnification
Angle of view: (full frame)
65 degrees
Zoom method
Image Stabilization
Focusing System
Internal focusing, nonrotating, clutch focus ring
Aperture Blades
7 curved
Low Dispersion Elements
Fluorite Elements
Aspherical Elements
Weather Resistant
Flare resistance
Olympus Z.E.R.O coating
Micro Four Thirds
  • Lens
  • Front and rear caps
  • Lens pouch

Please Note: A lens hood is not included with the rental.


  • Olympus 17mm f/1.8 Diagram
  • Olympus 17mm f/1.8 Diagram

LensRentals.com offers rentals ranging in length from 1 to 90 days. The shopping cart will automatically update the quoted price as you adjust the length of your rental. Our most common rental periods are shown below:

Rental Period Waiver Price Rental Price Total Price Approximate Day Rate
3 days $4.00 $27.00 $31.00 $10.33
4 days $5.00 $29.00 $34.00 $8.50
7 days $6.00 $39.00 $45.00 $6.43
10 days $8.00 $53.00 $61.00 $6.10
14 days $11.00 $68.00 $79.00 $5.64
21 days $14.00 $92.00 $106.00 $5.05
30 days $18.00 $115.00 $133.00 $4.43
45 days $23.00 $150.00 $173.00 $3.84
60 days $27.00 $176.00 $203.00 $3.38
90 days $35.00 $226.00 $261.00 $2.90
Rental Period Rental Price Approximate Day Rate
3 days $27.00 $9.00
4 days $29.00 $7.25
7 days $39.00 $5.57
10 days $53.00 $5.30
14 days $68.00 $4.86
21 days $92.00 $4.38
30 days $115.00 $3.83
45 days $150.00 $3.33
60 days $176.00 $2.93
90 days $226.00 $2.51

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