Heated debate about 17mm/1.8

Started Sep 3, 2013 | Discussions thread
tt321
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Re: Where is the heat.?
In reply to boris Fincheltub, Sep 5, 2013

boris Fincheltub wrote:

dv312 wrote:

For the 17mm 1.8 is my main lens on the EPL5 and its purpose in life, street and all around shooting

It replaced my trusted 20mm and I much prefer it to the latter

It's sharp, has fast AF, is built like an expensive lens, and looks exquisite

Only nitpick I see is I wish it's a bit flatter like the 17mm f2.8

As it is , it looks a bit large on the EPL5 but fits the EP3 much better

I wouldn't worry much about any debate about the lens if your goal is to have an excellent all around lens on your MFT camera

Cheers

Its funny, a heated debate when there was not debate at all, everyone is happy with this lens, if you prefer the sony tnats fine too but dont make us loose time

There is always tribal behaviour. The other thread where there was a heated debate was people arguing that the 17/1.8 was sub-par compared with other M43 lenses, and tests were quoted to make that case. That was internal M43 affairs so to speak. This here is invoking non-M43 comparison so people's attitude could have subtly changed. In any case people have said what they had to say in the previous thread and nobody was able to persuade anyone to change their positions so why bother again...

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