Our reader Francis (Thanks!) found an the price and availability info of the new Olympus 17mm f/1.8 lens on Yahoo Taiwan. I don’t know yet if the info listed there is correct, But it says that the price will be $16,900 NTD,which is about $565 USD or 435 Euro. And it will be available from mid November.
If the info is correct than this is definitely good news! The lens is supposed to have the same superb build and optical quality of the Olympus 12mm f/2.0 which costs most more! Check out the 12mm price at Amazon, Olympus US store, Adorama, B&H, eBay.
At that price I am certainly going to buy it and you?