Heated debate about 17mm/1.8

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enrique santa
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Re: Heated debate about 17mm/1.8
In reply to gotompoes, 10 months ago

gotompoes wrote:

I have been reading recently a long debate about the IQ of the 17 mm lens.

Bought a week ago the wonderful Olympus E P5 with the 17 mm/1.8 and at the same time the Sony RX100II. Walked around with both camera's and was able to compare the results in good light.
The little sony performed much better at 35mm (full frame equivalent) then the Olympus 17mm 1.8.
It should be the other way round.
As a result of that i will return the E P5 kit today.
I loved the E P5 but as a stand alone camera i consider it too expensive, with the 17 mm and the EVF it was for me an acceptable price.
It is possible that i bought a bad copy but the reviews about this lens have been mixed.
What to do next ?. I still have the fantastic Panasonic Leica 25 mm.

Why fantastic.......because reviews said that or is really your opinion after trying it.

Same could been said about the 17mm 1.8 ...not stellar because lens tip trahed it in the first review.

Well I have my own opinion and for streetshooting this lens is stellar. Is well constructed and very light sharp and absolutly fast in af. And a good point: isnt intrusive at all.

No doubt i will return to m4/3 as the system is athletic with a fantastic build quality.

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