Olympus 17 1.8 Review from Lenstip

Started Nov 20, 2012 | Discussions thread
bluelemmy
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Re: Oh, please!!
In reply to eques, Nov 20, 2012

I had the 12mm and sold it when I bought the 12-35 zoom because there was little performance difference and therefore no reason to duplicate the focal length.

I have the 20mm and the 25mm and hardly ever use the 25mm because I prefer the feel and convenience of the 20.

Given the cheapness and superb performance of the Olympus 45mm, this lens does seem a bit disappointing at this price by comparison.

If I didn't have the 20mm I might consider this a nice match for my 45mm but given the price and performance, I can't see any reason to 'upgrade'.

You could always get a 35mm f1.4 for 35mm film cameras (not always great performance wide open) and this 17mm with an f1.4 aperture might have been a better addition to the M34 arsenal.

Still, more choice is no bad thing.

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