Heated debate about 17mm/1.8

Started Sep 3, 2013 | Discussions thread
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Alexis D Regular Member • Posts: 415
Re: Heated debate about 17mm/1.8

marike6 wrote:

gotompoes wrote:

I am rather spoiled, i have a Leica M9 and the Sony RX1 and pleasantly surprised about the file quality of the Sony RX 100II. I need a micro four third camera for the AF speed and love the Olympus E P5.
Unfortunately the kit with the 17 mm does not work for me. A bad copy ??

I don't think it's a case of the bad copy as reviews of the 17 f/1.8 have been a bit disappointing.

Photozone, a pretty reliable review site wrote: "The Olympus M.Zuiko 17mm f/1.8 may not be a stellar performer but it is certainly an interesting lens considering its strengths."

http://www.photozone.de/m43/840-olympus17f18?start=2

Lenstip had a similar lens test of the 17 f/1.8.

And remember when DPR posted it's "Real World Samples" of the E-P5 / 17 f/1.8 combo. The images were not as crisp as we've come to expect from cameras with that sensor. It's a beautiful lens in terms of build quality, and quick, silent AF, but optically it doesn't seem to dramatically outperform the Olympus 14-42 much at all as far as resolution.

http://www.dpreview.com/galleries/reviewsamples/photos/2620242/p6290349?inalbum=olympus-pen-e-p5-preview-samples

For anyone who is not sure about that debate and is interested in knowing all the details about the quality of this lens, and all the comments/opinions from both sides, here it is.

http://www.dpreview.com/forums/thread/3541011#forum-post-52091195

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