Olympus 17/1.8 reviewed @optyczne.pl (LensTip)

Started Nov 19, 2012 | Discussions thread
clengman
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Re: But it is a sharp lens
In reply to Landscapephoto99, Nov 20, 2012

Landscapephoto99 wrote:

Ok, so it's not up to the best of m43rds, but compare it to the best Nikon comparable FF 35mm f14 lens.

http://www.lenstip.com/286.4-Lens_review-Nikon_Nikkor_AF-S_35_mm_f_1.4G_Image_resolution.html

If you take into account the difference in sensor size, the performance is pretty similar to the oly 17mm. Don't think I'm knocking it. I think I'll buy this lens, but I can understand why some are disappointed with the test results. It's clearly outdone by every other lens in the same price range and even by some that are quite a bit less expensive.

It's okay with me though. A few months from now I'll be able to get one for a little less than the introductory price, it's sharper than I need it to be and I really like some of the functionality. I'll use the manual focus a lot for video.

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