17mm f/1.8, really bad quality control

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17mm f/1.8, really bad quality control
Jan 18, 2013

Look at this series of photos posted on another website:

http://www.mu-43.com/f102/olympus-17mm-f-1-8-sharpness-series-38404/

That guy's lens is severely decentered. The right side of his image is front focused, and you can see the blurriness even when the image is reduced for web-sized viewing.

It goes away if you stop down to f/5.6, but whats' the point of an expensive $500 prime lens if you need to stop down to f/5.6?

Olympus should be ashamed of such poor quality control from such a premium priced lens.

People made a big deal about this lens being made from "quality" metal instead of plastic. Ha. I'd rather have a plastic lens that was centered.

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