Olympus 17mm f/1.2 and 45mm f/1.2 PRO Lenses Officially Announced

The new Olympus M.ZUIKO Digital ED 17mm F1.2 PRO (34mm focal length in 35mm equivalent) and the M.ZUIKO Digital ED 45mm F1.2 PRO (90mm focal length in 35mm equivalent) are now officially announced. The US price of Olympus 17mm f/1.2 PRO Lens is $1,199, and it will be available on January 19, 2018. The Olympus 45mm f/1.2 PRO Lens is priced at $1,199 and will be released on November 17, 2017.

Pre-order links:

Olympus 17mm f/1.2 PRO Lens: $1,199 at Amazon, B&H, Adorama.

Olympus 45mm f/1.2 PRO Lens: $1,199 at Amazon, B&H, Adorama.

The M.ZUIKO Digital ED 17mm F1.2 PRO and M.ZUIKO Digital ED 45mm F1.2 PRO give M.ZUIKO PRO lens users more flexibility in low-light environments as well as an extraordinarily shallow depth-of-field. Each is designed to achieve a new level of depictive performance, delivering three-dimensional images that represent subjects as they appear in the real world through a combination of feathered bokeh and sharp resolution.

Olympus 17mm f/1.2 PRO Lens Key Features:

  • Micro Four Thirds System
  • 34mm (35mm Equivalent)
  • Aperture Range: f/1.2 to f/16
  • Four ED Elements, One ED-DSA Element
  • Super HR, EDA, and Aspherical Elements
  • Z Coating Nano
  • MSC High-Speed Imager AF System
  • Internal Focusing, MF Clutch
  • Weather-Resistant Construction
  • Rounded Nine-Blade Diaphragm

The 17mm F1.2 PRO’s superior optical performance starts with the glass. It features 15 lens elements in 11 groups that effectively eliminate spherical and chromatic aberrations through the entire aperture range. Even at the widest aperture, images are high resolution with edge-to-edge sharpness. Unlike other fast aperture prime lenses, color fringing is virtually non-existant making the 17mm F1.2 PRO a great option for astrophotography as well as portraits.

Olympus 45mm f/1.2 PRO Lens Key Features:

  • Micro Four Thirds System
  • 90mm (35mm Equivalent)
  • Aperture Range: f/1.2 to f/16
  • One ED Element, One Aspherical Element
  • Four High Refractive Index Elements
  • Z Coating Nano
  • MSC High-Speed Imager AF System
  • Internal Focusing, MF Clutch
  • Weather-Resistant Construction
  • Rounded Nine-Blade Diaphragm

The 45mm F1.2 PRO’s unique optical qualities make it a must-have for portrait enthusiasts. It features 14 lens elements in 10 groups that effectively eliminate spherical and chromatic aberrations through the entire aperture range. Even at the widest aperture, images are high resolution with edge-to-edge sharpness. Unlike other fast aperture prime lenses, color fringing is virtually non-existant.

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