What a disappointing situation with the 17mm lens! Why?

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Re: What a disappointing situation with the 17mm lens! Why?
In reply to Louis_Dobson, 7 months ago

Louis_Dobson wrote:

What a lot of hostile reaction, especially from people with limited powers of English comprehension!
I don't use the 35 efl length much, don't have 17mm f1.8, I have only read the reviews, which are not brilliant on the optical front.
So if the 17mm f1.8 reviews are right, there is no premium, AF, 35mm equivalent lens in MFT. While I could not care less, it's a problem for many people.
Simples.

Maybe not.

It seems to me that most of the negative crit results from lab tests and gives too much emphasis to MTF figures. I have read two reviews from actual phototgraphers who used the lens in the real world and they both recommend it....

http://blog.mingthein.com/2012/11/17/olympus-zd-17-1_8/

http://robinwong.blogspot.co.uk/2012/11/olympus-mzuiko-17mm-f18-review-street.html

Perhaps it depends if you want to produce photographs or MTF charts. I prefer photos, and maybe that's why I like the 17mm f1.8.

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