Best lens at 17mm 5.6 :9-18 at 17mm or 17 F1.8

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Bernard Pirenne
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Best lens at 17mm 5.6 :9-18 at 17mm or 17 F1.8
Jan 14, 2013

Hello all,

Would like to find very good lens at 17mm F 5.6. I want Oly lens (not Panny)  and  I wonder if the new 17mmF1.8  at 5.6 is better than the 9-18mm zoom at 17mmF5.6

The lens review that I have read are classifying the Zoom 9-18 as good and the lens review on the 17mmF1.8 did not place this lens as a top performer.

At 17mm F5.6 which is better... I do not know from the available reports.

If someone has these two lenses [  17mm and 9-18mm] could you compare similar shots made both at 17mm focal lenght and F5.6  -which is the diaphram I want to use for  DOF reasons-

Thank you for feed back.

Bernard

 Bernard Pirenne's gear list:Bernard Pirenne's gear list
Olympus Stylus 1 Olympus E-M1 Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 9-18mm 1:4.0-5.6 Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 75mm 1:1.8 Olympus 12-40mm F2.8
Panasonic Lumix DMC-F5
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