A 17mm f/1.2 PRO coming from Olympus this year?

M.Zuiko Digital ED 25mm f/1.2 PRO

There are strong rumours that the next Olympus f/1.2 PRO lens will be a 17mm. This new lens would have the following features:

  • Similar in construction to the 25mm f/1.2 (pictured)
  • MF Clutch, Lens Function Button
  • ZERO Coating
  • High-Speed Imager AF System
  • Weather-Sealed

This is great news. Personally I’m not that interested in the 25mm f/1.2 as I’m quite happy with my 25mm f/1.8 and I love it’s small size and weight. However, I was hoping that Olympus would release a 45mm f/1.2, which would make a great portrait lens, or a 17mm f/1.2. This weather-sealed 17mm I am very interested in as it should be the perfect lens for street photography and for indoor photography in low light.

So that 17mm f/1.2 would likely become my street photography lens of choice and would also join my travel kit for handling indoor shots. I hope it doesn’t end up costing over a grand!