A list of good/bad MFT lens for new owner?

Started Oct 1, 2012 | Discussions thread
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Re: A list of good/bad MFT lens for new owner?

Jefftan wrote:

Is Olympus 17mm F2.8 a good lens?

Is it better or worse than Panasonice 14mm F2.5?

Thanks

I shoot both, but prefer the 17. Others will argue that the 17 is a piece of crap, yet I and other can still manage to take good photos with it.

The Pan 20, P/L 25 and Oly 45 are both sharper than either the 14 or 17.

At f5.6 the 17 is a little better than the 14:

http://www.dpreview.com/galleries/5698142934/photos/2356187/14v17v30v45_test_labeled

Some people don't care about lens performance at f5.6, so my test may or may not be useful to you.

On a budget, the Sigma 19 and 30 are pretty good lenses, but not as small as the 14, 17 or 20.

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