45mm f1.8 performance similar to 20mm f1.7?

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45mm f1.8 performance similar to 20mm f1.7?
Oct 16, 2011

I've had my Olympus 45mm f1.8 for about a week and I'm a bit disappointed by the focus speed/shutter lag and noise. It has the same feel as the Panasonic 20mm 1.7, which is my least favorite lens to use because of its slow and noisy performance. It feels so much like the Panasonic that I had to check to make sure I was actually using the Olympus.

I was expecting the same quiet and speedy performance as the 12mm f2 or the 40-150 or 9-18. Definitely not expecting another laggard like my 20mm f1.7.

Does anyone else see this? I'm using EP2. The IQ is very nice - I like it much better than the 20mm f1.7 as far as IQ. But really disappointed that it feels like another 20mm f1.7 as far as performance. Do I have a faulty lens or is this another case of the Emperor's new clothes?

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